Arozarena went 3-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored in Saturday's 12-5 win over the Mets. Arozarena had tallied just seven hits in his last 13 games before Saturday's strong showing at the plate. The lack of power, highlighted by Arozarena's having recorded three extra-base hits since April 28, is concerning. That being said, Saturday's three-hit game was a step in the right direction.
Arozarena entered Friday's game against the Mets with two doubles, a home run, four RBI, a .369 wOBA and a .200 ISO over the 31 plate appearances covering his previous seven games. Arozarena hasn't come close to duplicating his memorable October 2020 tear, but there are signs he is starting to square up on the ball more consistently. The talented outfielder put together his third multi-RBI outing of the season Thursday versus the Yankees, launching a three-run home run. Arozarena had laced 10 of his 34 hits of the season for extra bases heading into Friday, but his .397 slugging percentage still has ample room for improvement.
Arozarena is not in Wednesday's lineup against the Angels, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports Both Arozarena and Manuel Margot will start on the bench against righty Shohei Ohtani. The outfielder has been slumping of late, with just one hit in his last 16 at-bats, but he will likely return to the lineup Thursday against lefty Andrew Heaney
Arozarena is out of the lineup Friday against the Astros, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports. Arozarena started the past seven games and will receive a day off after going 8-for-26 with one homer, one double, four RBI and four runs during that stretch. Austin Meadows, Kevin Kiermaier and Manuel Margot will start from left to right in the outfield while Yoshi Tsutsugo serves as the designated hitter.
Arozarena went 3-for-4 with a run scored and a stolen base in Monday's 2-1 loss to the A's. He was the only Ray to have much success against Sean Manaea and the Oakland bullpen, as Tampa Bay only managed six hits in total on the night. Arozarena has caught fire after a sluggish start to the year, rapping out 11 hits in 26 at-bats (.423) over the last seven games to push his slash line to .301/.356/.446 with three homers, two steals, 10 RBI and 12 runs through 21 contests.
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