Winker is not starting Friday against the Cubs, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Winker is hitting .458 with a 1.218 OPS over his last nine games, but the Reds' outfield rotation will continue, with Adam Duvall starting over him in left field. Winker has pretty much been as advertised this season, with excellent on-base skills but little power or speed, leading to a .277/.391/.403 line with six homers and no steals on the season.
Winker went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBI in Wednesday's win over the White Sox.
Winker provided a game-tying, two-run single in the fourth inning and then later came around to score in the frame as Cincinnati went ahead to stay. The 24-year-old had a productive June, slashing .308/.432/.513 in the month, and is following that up with a strong start to July as well. In four games in the month, he's hitting .556 (5-for-9) with two doubles, two walks, three RBI and three runs scored.
Winker is out of the lineup Sunday against the Brewers, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
After starting the first three games of the series, Winker will head to the bench in favor of Adam Duvall (left) and Scott Schebler (right). It was a productive June for the 24-year-old outfielder, as Winker had a .944 OPS with five home runs and 20 RBI.
Winker went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run Thursday against the Brewers.
Winker's recent power surge continued Thursday, as he drove a Junior Guerra offering out to the opposite field for his sixth home run. Not known for his power, Winker now has three home runs in his past 21 at-bats. However, he is still slugging just .396 for the season with only 16 total extra-base hits in 266 plate appearances.
Winker is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Braves, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.
Atlanta is bringing southpaw Sean Newcomb to the hill, so the lefty-hitting Winker will take a seat, clearing a spot in the lineup for Adam Duvall. Winker is hitting just .188 against lefties this season, though he has reached base at a .350 clip in those matchups.
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