Rengifo is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Mariners. Rengifo will remain on the bench for a fifth straight game and appears to have lost hold of the starting gig at the hot corner to Jack Mayfield. Both Mayfield and Rengifo will see their opportunities dwindle once top third baseman Anthony Rendon (hamstring) is reinstated from the injured list.
Rengifo went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and a walk Wednesday against the Giants. Rengifo delivered a solo home run in the fifth inning to record his second round tripper of the season. He's seen consistent playing time since being recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake on June 17, as Wednesday's start marked his sixth consecutive game in the lineup. In that span, Rengifo has gone 6-for-24 with two home runs, four RBI and five runs scored.
Rengifo will bat leadoff and start in right field Wednesday against the Giants, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports. Justin Upton's (back) absence from the lineup will clear the way for Rengifo to receive his second turn in as leadoff hitter in four days. Rengifo will also be making his sixth consecutive start, including his fourth in a row in right field. He's gone 5-for-20 with a home run and three RBI over that stretch, but it's unclear if that will be enough for him to maintain a regular role ahead of Juan Lagares, who looks like Rengifo's primary competition for a spot in the everyday lineup.
Rengifo is starting in right field and batting seventh Saturday against the Tigers. Rengifo was recalled to the big leagues Thursday and started at second base during the first two games of the series against Detroit. He'll remain in the lineup Saturday, showcasing his defensive versatility in a move to right field.
Rengifo went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Friday's 11-3 victory over Detroit. Rengifo hit the first of three Angels homers in the fifth inning, slugging a 414-foot solo shot to right field. The long ball was his first of the season and ninth of his big-league career. Rengifo is 3-for-8 with a pair of RBI in two games since returning to the big club Thursday.