Gamel is not in the lineup Monday against the Astros, Shannon Drayer of 710 ESPN Seattle reports. Gamel will stick on the bench for a fourth straight game with the Mariners lined up against a left-hander in Framber Valdez. He's sat against lefties and righties during that span, suggesting he may have fallen into a committee in right field. Cameron Maybin is starting in his place in this one.
Gamel is out of the lineup Sunday against the Angels. Gamel will stick on the bench for the third straight contest and for the second consecutive time the Mariners have faced a right-handed pitcher. Considering Gamel is hitting just .211 since being recalled from Triple-A Tacoma on Aug. 20, manager Scott Servais may choose to take a committee approach to the outfield spot that isn't occupied by Mitch Haniger and Denard Span on a given day.
Gamel is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Angels, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports. Gamel will sit for the second straight game as the Angels send left-hander Andrew Heaney to the mound. Mitch Haniger will start in right field for the Mariners, with Guillermo Heredia grabbing the start in center field.
Gamel is not in the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Angels, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports. Gamel has gone just 3-for-21 with a double and three RBI over his previous eight games, so he'll get the night off. Mitch Haniger will shift over to right field in Gamel's stead, with Dee Gordon moving to center to make room for the returning Jean Segura (illness) at shortstop.
Gamel went 1-for-2 with three walks and a run in a win over the Angels on Thursday. Gamel now sports a .381 on-base percentage in September following Thursday's productive night. The 26-year-old appeared in 11 straight games following his return from Triple-A Tacoma on Aug. 20, but he's sat in four of 11 contests this month while occasionally ceding time to the likes of Cameron Maybin (illness) and Guillermo Heredia in the outfield rotation.
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