Baddoo is out of the lineup for Sunday's game in Cleveland. With southpaw Logan Allen on the bump for Cleveland, the lefty-hitting Baddoo will cede his spot in the outfield to JaCoby Jones in the series finale. Baddoo had started in each of the Tigers' previous three games, going 1-for-8 with a triple, a walk and an RBI.
Baddoo went 1-for-3 with an RBI triple in Wednesday's loss to the Twins. Baddoo is carrying over a hot spring training into the regular season, hitting a grand slam Sunday, another home run Monday and then delivering a walkoff hit Tuesday. The 22-year-old outfielder followed that up with an RBI triple Wednesday, and he now has an absurd 1.636 OPS through four games. Baddoo is quickly forcing himself into Detroit's lineup every day, and fantasy managers should definitely take note.
Baddoo will start in left field and bat seventh Wednesday against the Twins, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports. After hitting a solo home run and a grand slam in back-to-back starts Sunday and Monday, Baddoo returned to a bench role Tuesday, but he still made his former organization pay in the Tigers' 4-3 win. Summoned from the bench to pinch run in the bottom of the eighth, Baddoo stayed in the game and proceeded to deliver a walkoff RBI single in the 10th inning. He'll be rewarded with another start in the series finale, and the Rule 5 pick at least temporarily appears to have leapfrogged JaCoby Jones and Victor Reyes in the outfield hierarchy. The lefty-hitting Baddoo will still need to continue making an impact at the plate and with his legs in order to lock down a full-time role against right-handed pitching.
Baddoo went 2-for-4 with a grand slam in Monday's 15-6 loss to the Twins. Baddoo was one of the lone bright spots offensively for the Tigers, belting a grand slam over the fence in left field in the bottom of the ninth inning. The center fielder is now 3-for-7 with a pair of homers and five RBI in two games this season.
Baddoo went 1-for-3 with a solo homer in Sunday's loss to Cleveland. The left-handed hitter smashed a solo shot on the first pitch that he saw in his professional career off Aaron Civale in the third inning. The 22-year-old rookie from Maryland could not have begun his career on a better note and looks to be another young prospect for Tigers fans to look forward to in the years to come.
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