Brinson will start in right field and will bat sixth Wednesday against the Braves, Andre Fernandez of Sirius XM Radio reports. Brinson was on the bench for the past two games, but he'll draw back into the lineup as a replacement in the outfield for the lefty-hitting Matt Joyce, who sits with a southpaw (Max Fried) on the mound for Atlanta. Expect Brinson to continue filling a short-side platoon role for Miami in what remains of the team's regular-season schedule and subsequent playoff run.
Brinson went 1-for-3 with a solo home run during a 5-3 win over the Phillies in the second game of Friday's doubleheader. After getting routed 11-0 in the matinee, the Marlins put up more of a fight in the nightcap, with Brinson's blast off Heath Hembree in the third inning providing the team's first offense of the day. The 26-year-old outfielder has shown some marginal improvement in his plate discipline in 2020, but Brinson is still only slashing .238/.294/.429 with three homers, two steals, seven RBI and nine runs over 68 plate appearances. Time is running out for him to demonstrate that he can turn his athletic tools into actual production.
Brinson went 1-for-4 with a home run, three RBI and a walk Wednesday in the Marlins' 29-9 loss to the Braves. Brinson took Tommy Milone deep in the third for a three-run shot to left. The home run was the second of the season for Brinson, who upped his slash line to .237/.297/.390 across 64 plate appearances. He continues to split time in the outfield with Matt Joyce, working in the short side of a platoon as the right-handed hitter.
Brinson remains out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Braves, Andre Fernandez of Sirius XM Radio reports. Brinson had been in the lineup for three of the Marlins' last four games, but each of those starting assignments came against left-handed pitchers. The 26-year-old still looks to be stuck in the short side of a platoon in the corner outfield with Matt Joyce, who will bat fourth Monday against Braves rookie right-hander Ian Anderson.
Brinson will start in center field and will bat ninth Monday against the Mets, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports. Brinson started in the Marlins' previous three games while platoon mate Matt Joyce moved to the bench as Miami faced off against a trio of left-handed starting pitchers, but manager Don Mattingly will make room for both outfielders in the lineup for Monday's make-up game with New York. With Jon Berti getting the day off, Brinson will shift over to center field to clear room in right field for Joyce. Brinson recorded one hit in each of his past three starts, but he's still slashing a lowly .200/.273/.325 over his 44 plate appearances on the season.
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