Reyes will start at third base and bat seventh Sunday against the Braves. With Todd Frazier resting in the series finale, Reyes will enter the lineup at the hot corner. It will be Reyes' third start in four games, all of which have come at different positions. Despite the recent uptick in opportunities, it doesn't appear that Reyes has a path to consistent at-bats now that Frazier is healthy, as Jeff McNeil seems to have emerged as the Mets' primary option at second base after Asdrubal Cabrera was traded to the Phillies last week.
Reyes went 2-for-3 with two solo homers in Wednesday's loss to the Nationals. Reyes slugged solo homers in the fifth and eighth innings, but the Mets would fall in the series finale. The 35-year-old struggled to a .180 average through 19 games in July, so he'll look to turn things around as the calendar flips.
Reyes is not in the starting lineup Sunday against the Pirates. Even after the trade of Asdrubal Cabrera, Reyes hasn't quite yet locked down an everyday role. It appears the last-place Mets are content to work out some of their younger players, whether it be Jeff McNeil or the recently recalled Luis Guillorme, who will man the hot corner Sunday.
Reyes is not in Saturday's starting lineup against the Pirates. Reyes will take a seat as Trevor Williams is slated to toe the rubber for the Pirates. Jeff McNeil is penciled into the lineup at second base and will bat sixth.
Reyes was added to the lineup for Friday's game against the Pirates, according to Tim Healey of Newsday. Reyes was slated to come off the bench Friday night, but he will move into the starting lineup in place of Asdrubal Cabrera, who was traded to the Phillies. Reyes will man the hot corner and hit eighth in the Mets' batting order against Pirates starter Ivan Nova.
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