Winker went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI during Wednesday's 1-0 win over the White Sox.
The 27-year-old had two of the seven total hits in the contest and delivered the only run of the game on a single during the bottom of the 10th inning. Winker has a .359/.422/.641 slash line with six homers, six doubles, 17 RBI and 20 runs through 23 games this season.
Winker went 1-for-4 with a walk and four runs scored in Sunday's 13-12 win over the Cubs.
Despite only collecting one hit, Winker still managed to cross home four times after a walk and a hit-by-pitch. He scored his final run in the 10th after starting the inning on second base. Winker has hits in 14 of his last 15 games and has scored eight runs over the last five.
Winker (back) will start in left field and bat leadoff Sunday against the Cubs, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic reports.
After exiting in the seventh inning during Friday's series opener with a sore back, Winker sat out Saturday's 3-2 loss. The day off appears to have alleviated the pain in Winker's back, as he'll reclaim his normal role atop the lineup and in the corner outfield. With a 1.093 OPS through 87 plate appearances, Winker has been the Reds' most prolific hitter over the first month of the season.
Winker (back) isn't starting Saturday's game against the Cubs.
Winker left Friday's win over the Cubs in the seventh inning due to back tightness. While manager David Bell was originally hopeful that Winker could play Saturday, Tyler Naquin will start in left field and lead off.
Winker exited Friday's win over the Cubs due to back tightness, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Winker was replaced by Mark Payton in left field to begin the seventh inning, and manager David Bell revealed after the game that the 27-year-old was dealing with a back issue. However, Bell was hopeful that Winker would be back in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Cubs.
Winker went 3-for-5 with a double, a solo home run, two RBI and two runs scored in Tuesday's win over the Dodgers.
Winker led off the game with a solo blast, and he has now homered in three consecutive games. His productive streak extends well beyond that stretch as he also has a 12-game hitting streak, during which he's managed five home runs, 12 RBI and 10 runs scored. Among the hottest hitters in the game, Winker has done plenty to solidify his status as the club's leadoff hitter going forward.
Winker went 2-for-5 with a two-run homer and two runs scored in Monday's 5-3 win over the Dodgers.
Winker was quiet most of the game but came through when it mattered most. He led off the 10th inning by driving a sinker up and away in the zone to the opposite field, giving the Reds a 5-3 lead. It was his second long ball in as many days and his fourth in the last five games. The 27-year-old has been one of the hottest hitters in baseball, slashing .382/.432/.691 with five home runs, 13 RBI and 14 runs scored over 17 games to begin the year. He should continue to see everyday reps despite the Reds' crowded outfield group.
Winker went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's 5-2 loss to the Cardinals.
Winker went deep off Jack Flaherty to break the shutout in the seventh inning. He extended his hitting streak to 10 games Sunday, collecting six extra-base hits during that span. The lefty slugger owns a terrific .381/.435/.667 slash line with nine extra-base hits in 69 plate appearances this season.
Winker went 2-for-4 with two walks, two home runs, three RBI and two total runs scored in Thursday's extra-inning loss to the Diamondbacks.
The Reds let this one slip away and are now back at .500, but Winker did all he could, reaching base four times and homering twice out of the leadoff spot. Winker missed time earlier in the season with calf cramps, but he's now batting .373 with a 1.095 OPS, so there should be no more questions about him possibly splitting time with Tyler Naquin.
Winker went 3-for-5 with two doubles and an RBI versus Cleveland in an extra-inning win Saturday.
Winker played a key role in the Reds' comeback victory, rapping a single to bring home Nick Senzel with the tying run in the ninth inning. Winker has reached base in all but one of his nine games this season and is slashing .394/.429/.606 through 35 plate appearances.
Winker went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer in Monday's 3-0 win over the Giants.
Winker made his return to the lineup Monday after being held out the last two games following an early departure Friday with calf cramps. The 27-year-old launched a two-run homer to straightaway center in the third to get things rolling for the Reds. Winker has had a scorching start to the season, as he's 8-for-16 with two doubles, a home run, three RBI and five runs scored. The Reds have a bit of a crowded outfield with Winker, Tyler Naquin, Nick Senzel and Nick Castellanos all readily available, so it may be tough for Winker to find consistent playing time with all four outfielders hitting the ball well to begin the year.
Winker (calf) will bat leadoff and start in left field Monday against the Giants.
Just as manager David Bell suggested would be the case a day earlier, Winker will rejoin the lineup for the series opener in San Francisco after a calf cramp prevented him from playing in the Reds' final two games of the weekend in Arizona. Prior to exiting Friday's contest, Winker had missed six days of action while recovering from an illness, so he'll be making just his fifth start of the season Monday. Tyler Naquin -- who has slugged five home runs and driven in 14 while serving as the primary replacement for Winker -- will take a seat Monday.
Manager David Bell said Winker (calf) will be "fully available" off the bench for Sunday's game against the Diamondbacks, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Bell nearly included Winker in the lineup Sunday, but the outfielder will get another day off for precautionary purposes while he works back from calf cramps. Expect Winker to re-enter the starting nine for Monday's game in San Francisco.
Winker (calf) is not in the lineup Sunday against the Diamondbacks.
The 27-year-old exited Friday's contest with calf cramps and sat out Saturday, and he'll remain on the bench for Sunday's series finale. Tyler Naquin, Nick Senzel and Nick Castellanos will start from left to right in the outfield with Winker again sidelined.
Even though Winker (calf) is not starting, he's available to pinch hit and could be back in the lineup Sunday, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic reports.
With Tyler Naquin on fire, the Reds are back to having four players for three spots in the outfield again. It's possible that Winker and Nick Senzel will have to share some of their starts with Naquin in the immediate future.
Winker (calf) isn't starting Saturday's game against Arizona.
Winker exited Friday's contest due to calf cramps after he went 3-for-3 with a double, one run and one RBI against the Diamondbacks. Tyler Naquin will fill in as the left fielder and lead off Saturday.
Winker was removed from Friday's game against the Diamondbacks due to calf cramps, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Winker went 3-for-3 with a double, one run and one RBI to begin Friday's contest, but he was replaced by Nick Senzel in the top of the sixth inning. The severity of the injury isn't yet clear, but Tyler Naquin could shift over to left field if Winker is forced to miss additional time.
Winker (illness) is starting in left field and batting leadoff Friday at Arizona.
The 27-year-old hasn't seen game action since April 3 due to an unspecified illness, but he'll return to the top of the order Friday. Winker had a strong start through the first two games of the season, going 3-for-8 with one double, three runs and one walk.
Manager David Bell said that Winker (illness) will take part in baseball activities during a pregame workout Wednesday before a determination is made on whether he'll be available off the bench in the Reds' series finale with the Pirates, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic reports.
Even if the Reds elect not to use Winker for a fourth straight game, the 27-year-old would still appear on track to re-enter the starting nine for Friday's series opener in Arizona. Tyler Naquin will continue to work in left field for Winker after slugging three home runs and driving in 10 over the past three games.
Winker (illness) remains out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Pirates.
Manager David Bell will keep Winker on the bench for a fourth straight day while he continues to work through an illness. The Reds have an off day on tap Thursday, which could provide Winker with enough time to get closer to 100 percent health ahead of a weekend series in Arizona.
|Last 7 Games|
|05/05||vs CHW||W 1-0||4||0||2||0||1||1||0|
|05/04||vs CHW||L 0-9||3||0||0||0||0||1||0|
|05/02||vs CHC||W 13-12||4||4||1||0||0||1||0|
|04/30||vs CHC||W 8-6||4||0||1||0||1||0||0|
|04/28||@ LAD||L 0-8||4||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|04/27||@ LAD||W 6-5||5||2||3||1||2||0||0|
|04/26||@ LAD||W 5-3||5||2||2||1||2||0||0|
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|Minor League Batting Stats|
|2014||AA-Pensacola Blue Wahoo||21||77||15||16||5||0||2||8||14||22||0||0||.208||.326||.351|
|2015||AA-Pensacola Blue Wahoo||123||443||69||125||24||2||13||55||74||83||8||4||.282||.390||.433|