Aguilar is not starting Saturday against the Pirates. Aguilar will hit the bench after making seven straight starts. Travis Shaw will slide over to first base in his absence, with Jonathan Schoop starting at second.
Aguilar is out of the lineup Sunday against the Nationals. Aguilar will put his five-game hitting streak on hold as he retreats to the bench for the day game after the night game. He'll be replaced at first base by Eric Thames, who will slot into the cleanup spot.
Aguilar went 1-for-4 with a solo homer in Friday's win over the Nationals. Aguilar took starter Tanner Roark deep in the third inning to put the Brewers up 4-1, which would end up being the final score. The 28-year-old has now gone deep twice in three games after going through a 12-game homerless stretch. He's sporting a solid .276/.358/.560 line with 31 homers and 93 RBI this season.
Aguilar will start at first base and bat third Thursday against the Reds. Aguilar was withheld from the lineup Wednesday, but he came off the bench to deliver the biggest hit of the night in the Brewers' wild 13-12 victory. He entered the contest in the top of the 10th inning as a pinch-hitter and took Raisel Iglesias deep to break an 11-11 tie. It was Aguilar's team-leading 30th long ball of the season.
Aguilar is not in the lineup against the Reds on Wednesday. Aguilar will take a seat following 10 straight starts, during which he hit just .238 with one extra-base hit. In his place, Eric Thames will man first base and bat seventh in the order. Look for Aguilar to return to the starting nine Thursday.
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