McKinney is out of the lineup for the second straight day Monday against the Astros. The back-to-back off days follow a stretch in which McKinney started seven straight games. He's gone just 4-for-34 in his last 11 contests. Jonathan Davis will get the start in left field in his place.
McKinney is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against Tampa Bay. McKinney heads to the bench after starting the last seven games, going 4-for-24 (.167 average) with nine strikeouts in that stretch. Jonathan Davis is leading off and starting in left field for the Blue Jays in the series finale.
McKinney went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Wednesday's 2-1 loss to the Orioles. The homer was his fifth in 27 games with the Blue Jays, and McKinney now boasts a .287/.346/.511 slash line in the majors this season. The 24-year-old should be a part of the starting nine for most of Toronto's remaining schedule as he looks to get a jump on carving out a significant role in 2019.
McKinney is not in the lineup against the Yankees on Saturday, Hazel Mae of Sportsnet.ca reports. As expected, McKinney will head to the bench with left-hander CC Sabathia on the bump for New York. In his place, Teoscar Hernandez will bat sixth and start in left field.
McKinney is not in the lineup Thursday against the Red Sox. McKinney will take a seat for the second time in three games with the Red Sox deploying another left-handed starter in Eduardo Rodriguez. Teoscar Hernandez is starting in left field and hitting seventh in this one.
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