Christian Walker

#53 1B / Arizona Diamondbacks / EXP: 2YRS Height: 6-0 Weight: 220 lb Age: 30 College: South Carolina Bats/Throws -/-

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      Diamondbacks' Christian Walker: Not starting Wednesday

      Christian Walker is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Giants.He receives a day off following a strong, 2-for-5 effort Tuesday with three RBI. It was Walker's third multi-hit showing in his last seven games, a stretch during which he's gone 7-for-25 with a homer, five RBI and just two strikeouts. Pavin Smith gets the start at first base Wednesday.

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      Diamondbacks' Christian Walker: Average climbing

      Christian Walker went 2-for-5 with a double, three RBI and two runs scored in Tuesday's 9-8 loss to the Giants.Walker, who has been held out of the lineup against right-handers at times, has started seven of the last eight contests, including four of five against righties. The first baseman is 8-for-28 with three extra-base hits, five RBI and seven runs scored as a starter during that stretch. The average is still a meager .212, but he's making better contact.

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      Diamondbacks' Christian Walker: Smacks second homer

      Christian Walker went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and an additional run in a 5-2 loss to Oakland on Tuesday.Walker and teammate Pavin Smith were the only Arizona Diamondbacks clicking Tuesday as the pair combined for four of the team's six times on base with Walker doing the heavy lifting. His second-inning home run off Chris Bassitt opened the scoring and he later scored after a seventh-inning single to account for both Arizona runs in the game. The hits broke a 3-for-20 stretch for Walker, who should end up performing closer to his combined .815 OPS from 2019 and 2020 rather than a current .570 mark.

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      Diamondbacks' Christian Walker: In lineup vs. right-hander

      Christian Walker returned to the starting lineup Sunday and went 1-for-4 in a 2-0 loss to the Brewers.Walker, who sat out Saturday's game against a right-hander, returned to the lineup against a righty Sunday. He's ridden the bench for three of the last five right-handers the Arizona Diamondbacks faced. That could be an issue if the practice continues, which could easily be the case, as Walker has a .450 OPS against righties and .520 overall.

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      Diamondbacks' Christian Walker: Sitting Saturday

      Christian Walker is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Brewers.Walker returned from an oblique injury last Saturday. He's since been in the lineup against all three lefties the Arizona Diamondbacks have faced but has started against just two out of five righties, including Saturday's starter Brandon Woodruff. Pavin Smith will be the first baseman in his absence.

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      Diamondbacks' Christian Walker: Faces right-hander

      Christian Walker went 0-for-4 in Friday's 5-1 loss to Milwaukee.Walker was in the starting lineup for first time in three games when Arizona faced a right-handed starter. Manager Torey Lovullo had inserted Pavin Smith at first base against the previous two righties, which had not been a normal practice. Walker is down to .167 (12-for-72) with a .447 OPS against same-sided pitchers in 2021, although he has not exhibited worrisome splits in the past.

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      Diamondbacks' Christian Walker: Returns to lineup

      Christian Walker went 1-for-4 with a run scored in Wednesday's 7-6 loss to the Mets.Walker was back in the lineup Wednesday against a left-hander after taking a seat the previous two games when the Arizona Diamondbacks faced righties. He hasn't been part of a platoon since emerging as a lineup regular in 2019, so having him sit against right-handers is something new, if that's manager Torey Lovullo's plan going forward. Walker, who recently returned from an oblique injury, is batting just .182 against righties in 2021. One motivating factor may be Lovullo's desire to keep the hot-hitting Pavin Smith's bat in the lineup.

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      Diamondbacks' Christian Walker: Sitting Tuesday

      Christian Walker is not in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Mets.Pavin Smith will start at first base as Walker takes a seat for the second day in a row. Walker is normally the everyday starter at first base, but manager Torey Lovullo is trying to get his two hottest hitters -- Smith and Josh Reddick -- in the lineup, so he sat Walker against a pair of right-handers Sunday and Monday.

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      Diamondbacks' Christian Walker: Out of lineup Monday

      Christian Walker isn't starting Monday's game against the Mets.Walker was reinstated from the 10-day injured list Saturday and went 2-for-10 with three RBI and a strikeout in his first two games back. Pavin Smith will take over at first base and bat sixth.

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      Diamondbacks' Christian Walker: Plates two in return

      Christian Walker went 1-for-5 with two RBI in Saturday's 7-4 loss to St. Louis.Walker was activated off the 10-day injured list and returned to the lineup from an oblique injury Saturday. He was back at first base and slotted in at fifth in the batting order.

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