Kiner-Falefa is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Mariners. Since May 14, Kiner-Falefa has started every other game. Jeff Mathis will start behind the dish and hit ninth.
Kiner-Falefa is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Cardinals, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports. Kiner-Falefa will receive a routine breather after serving as the Rangers' catcher for four of the previous six contests. Jeff Mathis will work in a battery with Drew Smyly in the series finale.
Kiner-Falefa went 1-for-4 with two walks and a run scored in Thursday's 16-1 win over the Royals. Kiner-Falefa joined in on the fun the Rangers had in a blowout win that finished off what had started as a disastrous road trip. In his first full season as a catcher, Kiner-Falefa has done little at the plate. He has four hits in his last 33 at-bats and is hitting .192 for the season.
Kiner-Falefa is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Blue Jays, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports. He'll rest for the second time in the series while Jeff Mathis catches for Drew Smyly. The Rangers have had nearly an even split of the catcher starts this season, with Mathis garnering 17 to Kiner-Falefa's 15.
Kiner-Falefa is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Blue Jays. Kiner-Falefa will take a seat on the bench for the second straight game and the fourth time in the last six games. Jeff Mathis receives another start behind the plate for the Rangers.
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