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.
Bauers is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against Texas. Bauers sits after making seven straight starts. C.J. Cron gets the call at first base.
Bauers went 1-for-3 with a double, a walk and a stolen base in a win over the Athletics on Sunday. Bauers once again delivered from the latter half of the order, although in slightly less spectacular fashion than during a Saturday performance where he racked up a home run and four RBI. The rookie is trying to rediscover his groove at the plate after a mostly forgettable second half of the season, and his efforts over the last pair of games offer some reason for optimism.
Bauers went 3-for-3 with a homer and four RBI in Saturday's win over the A's. Bauers singled twice and produced a sacrifice fly in his first three trips to the plate before delivering a decisive go-ahead three-run homer in the bottom of the eighth inning. The young first baseman had just three hits across 31 at-bats in September entering Saturday, so hopefully this multi-hit effort -- his first since Aug. 23 and third since the All-Star break -- will get him kickstarted at the plate. Bauers is currently slashing .198/.318/.389 with 11 homers and four stolen bases over 84 games in his rookie campaign.
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