Gamel is out of the lineup Sunday against the Rangers, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports. Though the Rangers deployed right-handed starting pitchers in both of the final two games of the season, Gamel didn't enter the lineup on either occasion. The 26-year-old proved valuable in those matchups with a .284/.371/.374 line (113 wRC+) across 240 plate appearances, but his lack of power may make the Mariners hesitant to commit to him as a full-time platoon player in 2019.
Gamel is out of the lineup for Saturday's game against the Rangers, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports. Gamel will sit for the second straight game despite going 2-for-5 with a double, a home run and two walks over his last two starts. Mitch Haniger will start in right field as Dee Gordon starts in center field.
Gamel is not starting Friday against southpaw Martin Perez and the Rangers, Shannon Drayer of 710 ESPN Seattle reports. Gamel has hit just .172 over his last 17 games. Mitch Haniger will slide over to right field in his absence, with Guillermo Heredia starting in center.
Gamel went 1-for-2 with a two-run double and two walks in a loss to the Athletics on Wednesday. Gamel was the most productive Mariner on a night when offense was at a premium, generating his first multi-RBI game since Sept. 1 in the process. Despite Wednesday's showing, the versatile outfielder has found success at the plate hard to come by since returning from Triple-A Tacoma on Aug. 20, hitting just .212 (11-for-52) with four doubles and seven RBI.
Gamel is on the bench for Sunday's game against the Rangers, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports. Gamel takes a seat for the second consecutive game with lefty Martin Perez on the mound for Texas. Kris Negron grabs the start in right field and will bat seventh.