Gamel is expected to get reps at first base during spring training, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.
Gamel played just one inning at first base in 2017 but has been working at the position during the offseason. The move gives Gamel added versatility, though he likely won't be viewed as anything more than depth at the position seeing as Ryon Healy, who the Mariners recently acquired from the Athletics, is expected to serve as the team's everyday first baseman. He could see some starts against right-handed pitching depending on Healy's splits, however.
Gamel went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run and a walk in Sunday's 4-2 loss to the Indians.
Gamel went deep for the first time since a week prior, posting his fourth round tripper of September. The rookie now has monthly bests in both homers (four) and RBI (14), although his second half hasn't come close to living up to his pre-All-Star break numbers. Gamel has only slashed .228/.264/.386 in 70 plate appearances since the Midsummer Classic, although he's actually hit three more homers in 44 fewer plate appearances overall.
Gamel went 1-for-3 with a solo homer in Sunday's 7-1 loss at Houston.
Gamel's third-inning long ball was all the offense his team was able to muster against Justin Verlander and the Houston bullpen. Seattle has to be extremely happy after taking of advantage of the Yankees' roster crunch to acquire the outfielder last season, as he's managed to hold down an every-day role while hitting .278/.327/.412.
Gamel is out of Saturday's lineup in Houston, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.
He will take a seat with lefty Dallas Keuchel on the hill for the Astros. Taylor Motter will start in left field and hit ninth.
Gamel went 3-for-5 with a three-run home run in Tuesday's 10-3 win over the Rangers.
Gamel got the Mariners' hit parade started early with a 372-foot shot to right in the second with two aboard. It was a much-needed breakout for the 25-year-old, who is still hitting just .206 over 34 plate appearances in September. However, Gamel has also been a bit on the unlucky side over that span, as a .227 BABIP has undermined an impressive 25.0 percent line drive rate and 41.7 percent hard contact rate.
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