Hilliard is not in the lineup Saturday against the Diamondbacks, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports. Hilliard is hitless in his last 13 at-bats and finds himself on the bench for the second time in the last three games. Raimel Tapia, Garrett Hampson and Kevin Pillar will start in the outfield Saturday, while Charlie Blackmon serves as the designated hitter.
Hilliard is not in the lineup for Game 1 of Friday's doubleheader at Arizona. The 26-year-old rejoined the major-league club at the start of the week and started three of four games since being promoted, but he'll head to the bench for Friday's matinee. Hilliard is 1-for-13 with six strikeouts since being recalled and has a .719 OPS with six homers in 32 games overall this season. Matt Kemp serves as the designated hitter while Raimel Tapia, Kevin Pillar and Charlie Blackmon start from left to right in the outfield.
Hilliard was recalled by the Rockies and is starting Monday against the Giants. Hilliard was sent to the Rockies' alternate training site Thursday, but he'll return to the major-league club with just under a week remaining in the regular season. It's unclear how much playing time he'll see over the final several games of the year. The 26-year-old slashed .238/.304/.488 with six home runs and 10 RBI over 29 games earlier in the season.
Hilliard was optioned to the Rockies' alternate training site Thursday, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports. Hilliard wasn't in the starting lineup over the past seven games, and he'll now head to the alternate training site where he should see more consistent work. It's unclear whether Hilliard will rejoin the major-league club during the 2020 campaign.
Hilliard is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Athletics, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports. He'll be on the bench for the seventh straight game, as trade-deadline pickup Kevin Pillar has essentially bumped Hilliard out of the Rockies' regular lineup versus right-handed pitching. The 22-25 Rockies are beginning to fade in the National League playoff picture, but until the team is officially eliminated, finding regular at-bats for the 26-year-old probably won't be a priority.