Bauers went 3-for-3 with a two-run ground-rule double, a walk and two runs in a win over the Blue Jays on Sunday. It was a positive finish to an up-and-down rookie campaign for Bauers, who slashed a forgettable .153/.269/.291 after the All-Star break. Bauers managed to coax his average over the Mendoza Line with Sunday's season-ending effort, and he'll look to parlay his experience against big-league pitching this season into stronger numbers in 2019.
Bauers is out of the lineup for Saturday's game against the Blue Jays, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Bauers heads to the bench after starting five of the last six games and going 2-for-21 in 22 plate appearances. C.J. Cron will grab the start at first base and will bat cleanup as Bauers' second-half struggles continue.
Bauers is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Yankees, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Bauers is hitting just .172 in the month of September. Ji-Man Choi will start at first base in his place Tuesday, with C.J. Cron serving as the designated hitter.
Bauers is not in the lineup Saturday against the Blue Jays, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Bauers is hitting .368 with a 1.154 OPS over his last six games. C.J. Cron will get the start at first base in his place.
Bauers went 2-for-5 with a two-run double, another two-bagger and a run in a win over the Rangers on Wednesday. Bauers coaxed his average back over the Mendoza Line for the first time since Sept. 1 with his second multi-hit effort over the last four games. The rookie has knocked in seven runs over that span as well, thanks in large part to four extra-base hits (three doubles, one home run). Bauers showed plenty of promise earlier in the season, so the hope is he can finish off the regular season with similar momentum after a prolonged second-half slump.