Panik is out of the lineup Sunday against the Dodgers, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Panik will ride the bench in the series finale, opening up the keystone for Alen Hanson. Since returning from a thumb injury June 1, Panik is hitting .200/.313/.255 with no home runs, eight runs and two RBI.
Panik went 1-for-4 with a double in Friday's 3-2 loss to the Dodgers. He's cooled off significantly following his scorching start to the 2018 season, resulting in a lackluster line of .239/.314/.338 over 36 games. Despite Panik's recent struggles, manager Bruce Bochy has been utilizing his second baseman out of the leadoff spot over the past six games. Panik will have to pick things up offensively in order to maintain his status atop the lineup, but the prime position in the order should provide a boost to his run-scoring potential -- he's scored four runs over those six games he batted first.
Panik is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the Marlins, John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Panik has started nine straight games since returning from the disabled list -- hitting .235/.350/.294 over that stretch -- so he'll head to the bench for a breather while Alen Hanson picks up a start at the keystone in Monday's series opener. Panik is hitting .258/.331/.363 through 32 games this season.
Panik went 2-for-3 with a run and an RBI in Friday's 4-0 victory over the Phillies. Panik slotted into the leadoff spot in his first game since coming off the disabled list with a thumb injury, and he looked right at home, roping a pair of hits to help San Francisco to the victory. He's now hitting .280 in 93 at-bats and figures to resume his role in the team's everyday lineup going forward.
Panik (thumb) was activated from the disabled list and is leading off Friday against the Phillies, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. This move was expected, and now that Panik is healthy and back atop the Giants' lineup, he should be deployed in leagues where he is rostered. Panik was hitting .267/.323/.389 with three home runs and a 6:6 K:BB in 90 at-bats before suffering the thumb injury.
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