McKinney will start in right field and bat second Sunday against the Rockies.
The Dodgers have wasted little time breaking in McKinney since acquiring him Wednesday. McKinney will man right field for the fourth game in a row Sunday, and he could end up sticking as an everyday player versus right-handed pitching if Mookie Betts' lingering hip issue forces him to the injured list. Through his first three games with Los Angeles, McKinney has gone 2-for-10 with a double and a pair of walks.
McKinney was traded from the Mets to the Dodgers on Wednesday in exchange for outfielder Carlos Rincon.
McKinney was cast off the Mets' 40-man roster Friday, but he'll now join the Dodgers going forward. The 26-year-old has slashed .220/.304/.473 with five homers, 15 runs and 14 RBI in 39 major-league games this season. Since he has no minor-league options remaining, McKinney will report to Los Angeles and serve as a depth piece in the outfield.
McKinney was designated for assignment by the Mets on Friday, Tim Britton of The Athletic reports.
The Mets are finally fully healthy after being decimated by injuries early in the season, leading to McKinney losing his spot on the 40-man roster. He was a solid fill-in during his time in New York with a .220/.304/.473 slash line with five homers, 14 RBI and 15 runs in 39 games, and he could be claimed off waivers by another outfield-needy team. J.D. Davis (hand) was activated from the injured list in a corresponding move.
McKinney is out of the lineup for the first game of Monday's doubleheader with Atlanta.
Atlanta hasn't announced whether lefty Kyle Muller or righty Ian Anderson will serve as its starting pitcher for Game 1, but the lefty-hitting McKinney will nonetheless find himself on the bench for the third game in a row. McKinney has sat against a pair of southpaws (Jon Lester and Patrick Corbin) the past two days, so he would still seem to have a hold on a strong-side platoon role in the corner outfield for now. McKinney will presumably shift into a reserve role when Michael Conforto (hamstring) and Brandon Nimmo (finger) are likely reinstated from the injured list by the end of the week.
McKinney is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Nationals, Mike Puma of the New York Post reports.
With southpaw Patrick Corbin on the hill for Washington, the lefty-hitting McKinney will head to the bench for the series finale. Albert Almora will take McKinney's spot in the outfield, manning center and batting seventh.
McKinney isn't starting Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Nationals.
McKinney had started each of the last six games, but he'll get a breather after he went 0-for-3 with a strikeout in Saturday's matinee. Kevin Pillar will shift to right field while Albert Almora starts in center field.
Mckinney (knee) will start in right field and bat fifth Monday against the Cubs, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
The 26-year-old sat out the past two games with soreness in his right knee, but he'll rejoin the lineup Monday. McKinney has hit well in 13 games since being acquired by the Mets with a .302/.362/.744 slash line, four homers, five doubles and 12 RBI.
McKinney (knee) remains out of the lineup for Sunday's series finale against the Padres, but the Mets expect him to start in the outfield Monday against the Cubs, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
Mason Williams will replace McKinney in the outfield Sunday, but the latter could still be available off the bench if his sore right knee responds well to a pregame workout. Since being acquired from the Brewers on May 25, McKinney has settled into a near-everyday role for the banged-up Mets, slashing .302/.362/.744 with four home runs, 12 RBI, nine runs and one stolen base in 14 games.
Manager Luis Rojas said Saturday that an MRI on McKinney's sore right knee came back clean, leaving the outfielder day-to-day for the time being, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
McKinney was a late scratch from Saturday's lineup against the Padres, but given Rojas' postgame update, it doesn't appear that the knee issue is serious. The 26-year-old will be further evaluated Sunday, but at this point he seems unlikely to land on the IL.
McKinney was scratched from Saturday's lineup against the Padres with a sore right knee, David Lennon of Newsday reports.
He had been heating up at the plate, batting .333 with two home runs and one steal over his last 30 at-bats. Mason Williams will replace McKinney in the lineup.
McKinney went 2-for-3 with two doubles, a run scored and an RBI in Friday's win over the Padres.
The 26-year-old continues to provide the Mets' offense with a jolt since being picked up from the Brewers. In 13 games for his new club, McKinney is batting .302 (13-for-43) with 10 extra-base hits including four homers, nine runs and 12 RBI.
McKinney went 3-for-5 with two home runs, five total RBI and an additional run scored in Wednesday's win over the Orioles.
McKinney had one of the best offensive performances of his career and now has seven homers on the year -- he launched a solo shot in the fifth inning and later added a two-run blast in the ninth. It's worth noting McKinney has also hit safely in three of the Mets' last four games, and he is taking advantage of the uptick in playing time after his role was a bit inconsistent over the last few weeks.
McKinney went 2-for-5 with a run, RBI, stolen base and strikeout in a 6-2 win over San Diego on Sunday.
McKinney knocked an RBI single in the third inning and followed with a single, steal of second and subsequent run in the sixth to play a role in two of the first three Mets runs. The outfielder is 8-for-33 in near-regular playing time since debuting with New York on May 27 and looks to see a decent number of at-bats until more Mets return from injury.
McKinney is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Diamondbacks, Justin Toscano of The Bergen Record reports.
Slowly but surely, the Mets are getting some everyday players back from the injury list, but McKinney looks like he'll still have a line on a strong-side platoon role. With southpaw Madison Bumgarner on the mound for Arizona, the lefty-hitting McKinney will cede duties in right field to the righty-hitting Brandon Drury. McKinney had started the previous five games, going 4-for-17 with two home runs, two doubles, four RBI and four runs.
McKinney went 1-for-2 with a double, two runs scored and a walk in the second game of Thursday's doubleheader against the Rockies.
McKinney made his Mets debut Thursday after being traded from the Brewers earlier in the week. He went 0-for-2 with a walk in Game 1, but reached base safely twice in Game 2 and scored both times. The 26-year-old is batting .208 with a .631 OPS and three homers, six RBI and nine runs in 106 plate appearances.
McKinney was acquired by the Mets from the Brewers on Tuesday in exchange for minor-league pitcher Pedro Quintana, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.
McKinney was designated for assignment by Milwaukee over the weekend, and New York opted for a trade rather than risk losing out on a waiver claim. He got off to a solid start for the Brewers but had a .619 OPS by the time he was DFA'd. The 26-year-old will provide some much-needed outfield depth for the injury-plagued Mets.
The Brewers designated McKinney for assignment Saturday, Will Sammon of The Athletic reports.
After providing an early-season spark for the injury-troubled Brewers, McKinney had been a non-factor of late offensively and no longer merited a roster spot, especially now that Christian Yelich is active once again.
McKinney isn't starting Wednesday's game against the Cardinals.
McKinney had gone 0-for-10 with a walk and five strikeouts in his last three games. Jackie Bradley will shift to left field while Lorenzo Cain starts in center field.
McKinney is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Phillies.
Even with Christian Yelich (back) returning to the injured list just one game after being activated, McKinney looks like he'll be relegated to fourth-outfielder duties since Lorenzo Cain (quadriceps) also came off the IL the same day as Yelich. Cain, Jackie Bradley and Avisail Garcia are expected to serve as Milwaukee's everyday outfielders until Yelich rejoins the mix.
McKinney is out of the lineup Sunday against the Dodgers.
McKinney went 2-for-6 with two walks and one run in the past two games but will head to the bench Sunday with southpaw Julio Urias on the mound for Los Angeles. Tyrone Taylor will receive the start in left field, batting second.
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