Camargo went 1-for-1 with a pinch-hit, two-run home run in Sunday's win over the Nationals. Camargo hit for A.J. Minter in the top of the 10th inning and took Tanner Rainey deep for his third homer of the season, putting the Braves ahead for good in the process. The utility man has performed well as a bench bat since the beginning of June, going 9-for-18 with five extra-base hits (four doubles and a home run), seven runs scored and five RBI in 14 appearances.
Camargo will start in right field and bat seventh Sunday against the Tigers, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports. Camargo saw semi-regular action in the first month of the season as a super-utility player, but the arrival of prospect Austin Riley has effectively ended any opportunity for the 25-year-old to see even a couple starts per week. He'll enter the lineup for the first time since May 21 with Nick Markakis getting a day off against a tough left-hander in Tigers hurler Matthew Boyd.
Camargo went 2-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored Sunday against the Diamondbacks. Camargo knocked in a pair of runs in the third inning on a single to left, extending Atlanta's lead to three. The 25-year-old has struggled to hit for average so far this season over 32 games (.241), but he's hit safely in three straight ballgames.
Camargo pinch hit for Josh Tomlin in the top of the ninth inning and hit a solo home run in Saturday's 6-4 win over the Diamondbacks. It's only the utility player's second homer of the year, to go along with a tepid .229/.289/.373 slash line. Camargo isn't seeing much action these days -- he's started only two of the last nine games -- and his path to playing time could get even rockier if Atlanta decides to call up Austin Riley at some point to man an outfield corner.
Camargo will start at third base and bat sixth Thursday against the Padres. He'll stick in the lineup for the third straight contest and the seventh time in eight games. Camargo's ability to play multiple infield and outfield positions has helped him pick up steady playing time despite the lack of an everyday role at any spot, but his path to regular action at third base could come to an end soon with Josh Donaldson (calf) expected to rejoin the starting nine this weekend in Miami.
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