Narvaez isn't starting Thursday against the Pirates. Even with right-hander Chad Kuhl starting for the Pirates on Thursday, Narvaez will get a breather after he went 4-for-10 with a home run, a double, four RBI and three runs across the last two games. Manny Pina will start at catcher and bat eighth.
Narvaez went 2-for-5 with a two-run home run, four RBI and another run scored during Tuesday's victory against the Pirates. Narvaez opened up the scoring with a 366-foot shot against Luis Oviedo in the first frame. He stayed hot in the second by swatting a two-run single. Despite somewhat of a lack of consistency, the 29-year-old backstop now has nine long balls this season while slashing a healthy .289/.380/.452.
Narvaez isn't starting Saturday's game against the White Sox. Narvaez had gone 2-for-8 with two strikeouts across the last two games, and he'll get a breather with left-hander Carlos Rodon starting for the White Sox on Saturday. Manny Pina will start behind the dish and bat eighth.
Narvaez will sit Tuesday against the Royals. Narvaez has started just twice against a lefty all season, so it's no surprise to see him on the bench against Mike Minor here. Manny Pina starts behind the plate in his absence.
Narvaez is not in the lineup for Sunday afternoon's game against the Reds. The 29-year-old sits out the matinee after going 1-for-4 with a walk and an RBI on Saturday night. Narvaez has gone 6-for-27 with a home run, two RBI and four walks in his last 10 games. Manny Pina is catching and batting eighth Sunday.