Madris is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Yankees. The 26-year-old finds himself on the bench for the second straight contest after Ben Gamel (hamstring) was activated from the injured list Tuesday. Madris is 3-for-20 with a double, a stolen base and nine strikeouts in his past five contests.
Madris is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Yankees. He'll cede his spot in the corner outfield to Ben Gamel (hamstring), who was reinstated from the 10-day injured list. Though Gamel will start Tuesday and had been a fixture in the lineup against right-handed pitching prior to landing on the shelf May 29, he's a 30-year-old on an expiring deal who might not have a future with a rebuilding Pittsburgh squad. As a result, Gamel's return won't necessarily spell an end to Madris' time as a regular, especially while the rookie has delivered a credible .734 OPS through his first 51 big-league plate appearances.
Madris is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Nationals. With southpaw Patrick Corbin on the bump for Washington, the lefty-hitting Madris will give way to the right-hitting Diego Castillo in right field. Through his first seven big-league starts, Madris has recorded a hit in all but one game while slashing .345/.345/.586 with a home run, four doubles, six RBI, five runs and a stolen base.
Madris went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Tuesday's 7-1 win over the Cubs. In his second MLB game, the 26-year-old rookie clubbed a Mark Leiter offering over the wall in right-center field in the seventh inning to cap the scoring on the night. Madris has hit the ground running since his promotion, going 4-for-8 with a double, a homer, a stolen base, two runs and three RBI and building on the breakout .304/.385/.519 line he posted for Triple-A Indianapolis over 46 games.
Pirates manager Derek Shelton said Sunday that Madris will be called up from Triple-A Indianapolis in advance of Monday's series opener with the Cubs, Kevin Gorman of TribLive.com reports. Though he'll be getting second billing among the Bucs' call-ups Monday with top prospect Oneil Cruz also headed to the majors, Madris arrives in Pittsburgh after an impressive showing at Triple-A. In 177 plate appearances with Indianapolis, the 26-year-old slashed .308/.390/.526 with five home runs and two stolen bases. Madris may not have a direct path to an everyday role in Pittsburgh, but he'll give the team another left-handed-hitting option in the corner outfield, at designated hitter or at first base.
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