Slater is not in the lineup Saturday against the Cardinals, Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic reports. Slater sits for the third time in the last four games. Hunter Pence will start in right field, with Joe Panik starting at first base.
Slater is out of the lineup versus the Padres on Wednesday, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Slater will take up a spot on the bench for a second straight day as Hunter Pence gets a start in right field for the series finale.
Slater is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Padres, Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News reports. Slater is slashing just .220/.250/,260 through 15 games in September, so he'll head to the bench to clear his head as Hunter Pence picks up a start in right field.
Slater is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Rockies, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. Slater will retreat to the bench for what appears to be a routine breather after starting seven straight games. The 25-year-old is hitting .260/.336/.323 across 30 games (25 starts) since taking over an everyday role near the end of July. Gregor Blanco will get the nod in right field in this one.
Slater batted fifth and went 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI and a run scored in Friday's 7-0 win over the Mets. The Giants officially dealt Andrew McCutchen to the Yankees on Friday, a move that should open up regular playing time for Slater in right field. The 25-year-old hasn't provided much pop through 52 games (.277/.371/.343), but his solid placement in the batting order and contributions in the stolen-base category (13 combined steals over 105 games in the minors and majors this year) could appeal to deep-league owners.
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