Renfroe went 1-for-3 with a three-run home run in Monday's 4-2 win over the Diamondbacks. Renfroe was immediately inserted into the starting lineup after getting called up to the majors, and he responded with his 21st homer of the season in his first plate appearance. Jabari Blash (undisclosed) and Matt Szczur have done next to nothing in his absence, so the rookie should receive the lion's share of starts in right field as the Padres play out the string. Renfroe may have figured things out in the minors, as evidenced by his eye-opening .509/.557/.891 triple-slash during his 14-game stint with Triple-A El Paso. Fantasy owners who are still playing for something may want to take a flyer on the 25-year-old for some late-season power.
Renfroe was recalled from Triple-A El Paso and is starting in right field Monday against the Diamondbacks. Renfroe is back with the Padres after tearing up Triple-A over the last month, slashing .509/.557/.891 with four homers, 18 RBI and a 7:6 K:BB across 55 at-bats. The 25-year-old struggled with the big club before his demotion, batting just .230 and striking out 28.7 percent of the time, but the Padres are hoping his time with El Paso helped him work the kinks out. With Jabari Blash sidelined with an undisclosed injury, Renfroe will immediately slide back into he starting lineup, batting fifth.
Renfroe was optioned to Triple-A El Paso on Saturday. While he has displayed impressive power this season, Renfroe has also struggled to make contact, hitting 20 homers but posting a .230 batting average and striking out an unsightly 28.7 percent of the time, essentially making him a one-category asset. He'll head back to the minors for the time being to straighten himself out and hopefully cut down on his strikeouts, but he should be back with the Padres when rosters expand in September. Jabari Blash was recalled from Triple-A in a corresponding roster move and will likely take over starting duties in right field while Renfroe is in the minors.
Renfroe is not in Friday's lineup against the Nationals. Renfroe will head to the bench following a trio of starts this week, as Cory Spangenberg draws the assignment in right for Friday's affair. Outside of a two-hit game against Philadelphia on Wednesday, Renfroe has been scuffling a bit at the plate, hitting just .152/.243/.212 since Aug. 7.
Renfroe is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the Phillies. Renfroe is just 1-for-9 with six strikeouts over his last two starts, so he'll get the day off to gather himself. Matt Szczur is starting in right field for him, batting seventh.
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