Walker is starting in right field for the second consecutive game Sunday against the Rangers, Erik Boland of Newsday reports. The veteran has played very little outfield in his career, but considering he holds a .914 OPS over the past 30 games, it's easy to see why the Yankees are trying to get Walker's bat in the lineup in any way possible. With Aaron Judge (wrist) still not fully swinging a bat, Walker may get a few more looks in right field during the coming weeks and could even pick up outfield positional eligibility when everything is said and done.
Walker (neck, illness) will start in right field and bat seventh against Texas on Saturday. Walker is back in the lineup after being held out of Friday's contest due to both an illness and a neck issue. It's clear manager Aaron Boone is doing whatever he can to get Walker's bat in the lineup, as this will be one of the few games in his career where he will man an outfield position. Since the All-Star break, Walker is hitting .340/.386/.560 with three home runs and 10 RBI in 16 games.
Walker was unavailable Friday due to both an illness and a neck issue, Marc Carig of The Athletic New York reports. Walker sat out after starting four straight games. The severity of each issue is not yet clear.
Walker is out of the lineup against the Rangers on Friday. Walker will receive a breather following four straight starts, during which he's gone 5-for-18 with three home runs and four RBI. Shane Robinson will draw a start in the outfield while Giancarlo Stanton serves as the club's DH.
Walker went 2-for-4 with two solo home runs in the 7-3 win over Texas on Thursday. Walker has just six home runs in 2018, but he's cranked three long balls over the last four games. The Yankees went off for five home runs Thursday and Walker had the lone multi-homer performance. Still, the switch-hitting infielder owns an ugly .642 OPS in 273 plate appearances this season.
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