Ford isn't in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Orioles. Ford has started 10 straight contests since rejoining the Yankees in early August, going 5-for-37 (.135) with three homers and four RBI over that stretch. DJ LeMahieu gets the call at first base and will lead off with Ford riding the pine Tuesday night.
Ford went 1-for-8 with a solo home run in a doubleheader sweep over Baltimore on Monday. Ford started at first base and slotted in the eighth spot in both games of the twin bill, registering his only hit with a 388-foot homer in the fourth inning of Game 2. The 27-year-old has started nine of the last 10 games for New York. He is batting only .135 (5-for-37) in that span, though three of his hits have left the yard.
Ford went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in a loss to the Blue Jays on Friday. Ford drew the start at designated hitter and responded with a 415-foot blast to center field in the seventh inning. Since rejoining the Yankees last week, Ford is 4-for-23 with a pair of home runs.
Ford was recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre following Game 1 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Red Sox, Coley Harvey of ESPN.com reports. Ford will join the Yankees after Edwin Encarnacion was placed on the 10-day injured list with a fractured wrist from a hit by pitch Saturday. The 27-year-old should see some chances at first base with Luke Voit (sports hernia) also on the shelf, but DJ LeMahieu will also see time at the position.
Ford was optioned to Triple-A Scranton Wilkes-Barre on Saturday, Coley Harvey of ESPN.com reports. Ford was recalled to the majors Tuesday but had a short-lived stint with the team, as he is being demoted in favor of pitching depth for the remainder of the team's weekend series against the Rays. He drew a start at first base Thursday, going 1-for-2 with a walk and a run.
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