Adames went 2-for-4 with a solo homer, a double and two runs scored in Monday's 7-3 win over the Angels. Adames knocked a double and came around to score as part of a four-run third inning. He then took Jose Quintana deep the next inning for his third homer of the season and first since April 12. The 25-year-old shortstop entered Monday in a 2-for-31 slump over his last 10 games.
Adames is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Athletics, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports. Now on the bench for the second time in three days, Adames may be at risk of moving into more of a part-time role in light of his rough start to the season. After an 0-for-3 showing in Monday's 2-1 loss, Adames is now sitting on a .183/.227/.338 slash line and 30.7 percent strikeout rate through 75 plate appearances. Joey Wendle will cover shortstop Tuesday and bat fifth.
Adames is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Blue Jays, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports. Adames will be getting a maintenance day after going 4-for-18 with a triple and a stolen base while starting each of the past five games at shortstop. Joey Wendle will shift over from third base to cover Adames' usual spot in the infield.
Adames went 2-for-4 with a stolen base and two runs scored in Monday's 4-1 win over the Royals. The bottom of the order did most of the damage for the Rays in this one, as the trio of Joey Wendle, Adames and Kevin Kiermaier combined for five hits, four runs and two RBI. The steal was Adames' first of the year, but perhaps more importantly, he didn't strike out -- the first time he's avoided fanning in a start since April 3. On the season, the shortstop has a shaky .204/.232/.370 slash line with two homers, four RBI and six runs through 17 games.
Adames is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Yankees, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Adames will sit out for the second time in four games while he remains in a prolonged slump at the plate. Over the Rays' last seven contests, Adames has gone 2-for-24 with 11 strikeouts, dropping his season average to .180. Adames could end up ceding more work at shortstop to Joey Wendle -- and eventually, top prospect Wander Franco -- if he struggles to get going at the plate in his future starts.
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