Kiner-Falefa went 1-for-3 with an RBI and a stolen base in a 6-1 win over the Guardians in the second game of Saturday's doubleheader. Kiner-Falefa supplied an RBI single and a steal in the seventh inning. He'd gone 0-for-6 in his previous two games, but he's managed to limit hitless skids fairly well this year, as he's had only two stretches of three or more games without a hit. He's now 12-for-15 in stolen bases while adding 19 RBI, 36 runs scored, 11 doubles and a .261/.313/.308 slash line through 257 plate appearances. The light-hitting shortstop is still searching for his first home run of the year.
Kiner-Falefa isn't starting the first game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Guardians. Kiner-Falefa drew starts in the last three games and went 1-for-9 with a stolen base. Marwin Gonzalez is starting at shortstop and batting ninth in Saturday's matinee.
Kiner-Falefa went 1-for-3 with a stolen base in Tuesday's 2-1 win against Oakland. Kiner-Falefa sat out the series opener Monday due to a bruised right finger, but he was able to rejoin the lineup Tuesday. The shortstop recorded one of five Yankees hits in the contest, singling in the fifth inning and subsequently stealing second base. The theft was his 11th of the campaign, providing nearly all of his fantasy value given his modest .267/.320/.316 slash line and lack of any homers. He's added 18 RBI and 36 runs over 248 plate appearances.
Kiner-Falefa (finger) will start at shortstop and bat seventh in Tuesday's game against the Athletics, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports. Though Gleyber Torres (wrist) will remain sidelined for a second straight contest, the Yankees will get some reinforcement in the infield with the return of Kiner-Falefa. The 27-year-old shortstop recently missed time with a hamstring injury before bruising his right finger in Sunday's win over the Astros, prompting the Yankees to hold him out of Monday's series opener with Oakland. The day off appears to have provided sufficient recovery time for Kiner-Falefa, who has provided most of his fantasy value this season through his .266 average and 10 stolen bases.
Kiner-Falefa (finger) isn't starting Monday against the Athletics. Kiner-Falefa sustained a right index finger injury on a bunt attempt Sunday, and manager Aaron Boone said after the game that there's some concern regarding the injury. However, the shortstop underwent X-rays that came back negative and expects to be available off the bench Monday, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports. The 27-year-old will be out of the lineup for at least one game while Marwin Gonzalez starts at shortstop and bats eighth.
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