Hayes will start his third straight game Wednesday afternoon against the Diamondbacks.
The third baseman, who did not start two of four games in the last series, is slashing .349/.429/.512 with four doubles and a homer in his last 49 plate appearances. He has eight hits (all singles) in his last seven games, lifting his average 30 points -- from .245 to .275 -- since July 4.
Hayes is on the bench for Sunday's series finale against the Mets.
The 24-year-old has gone 3-for-8 since the All-Star break and 11-for-37 in his last 10 games, with one home run and three RBI in that span. Wilmer Difo will replace Hayes at third base and bat second Sunday.
Hayes is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Mets, Jake Crouse of MLB.com reports.
After going 1-for-4 on Saturday, Hayes is hitting .250 in nine July games. He's hit one home run and has three RBI in that span. Rodolfo Castro is starting at third base and batting seventh Sunday.
Hayes went 2-for-4 with a double and a walk in Wednesday's 14-3 loss to Atlanta.
He's 6-for-13 with three doubles and a homer in his last three starts. Hayes has also walked twice in that stretch after walking only once in his prior 10 games. After seeing his batting average fall to a season-low .245 on July 4, the third baseman has lifted his average 14 points in three games to .269.
Hayes went 2-for-5 with a two-run home run in Monday's 11-1 rout of Atlanta.
The third baseman took Josh Tomlin deep in the eighth inning for the Pirates' final offense of the night. Hayes hadn't gone yard since June 11, slashing .206/.295/.250 over his 20-game power drought, and the 24-year-old is batting .252 with four homers, two steals, 17 runs and 17 RBI through 31 contests on the season.
Hayes is out of the lineup Sunday against the Brewers, Kevin Gorman of TribLive.com reports.
Hayes is 1-for-22 with a double, a run and a steal in the past six games and will receive a day to reset Sunday. Wilmer Difo will work at the hot corner in his place.
Hayes went 0-for-4 with a strikeout in Friday's 7-2 loss to the Brewers.
Since failing to touch first base on an apparent home run June 8, Hayes is slashing .231/.315/.321 with one homer and 10 RBI in 89 plate appearances. He has just three hits in his last 23 at-bats. On the plus side, he'll face lefty Eric Lauer on Saturday and Hayes is hitting .400 in 50 career at-bats against southpaws.
Hayes isn't starting Saturday's game against the Cardinals.
Hayes recorded multi-hit performances in each of the last three games and went 6-for-12 with four runs, three RBI, a stolen base, three walks and two strikeouts during that time. With him getting a breather, Phillip Evans will man the hot corner and bat fifth.
Hayes went 2-for-4 with a pair of runs scored in Thursday's 8-2 win over St. Louis.
He's posted consecutive multi-hit efforts for the first time since early June. Although Hayes saw his batting average fall to a season-low .258 by Tuesday, the third baseman still featured a respectable .347 on-base percentage. He holds a 7:2 BB:K over his last eight games as he looks to take advantage of hitting between the hot-hitting Adam Frazier and Bryan Reynolds.
Hayes went 2-for-4 with two RBI and a walk in Wednesday's 4-3 loss to the White Sox.
Two run-scoring singles brought Hayes' RBI total to 12 through 19 games this season. Wednesday was his first multi-hit game since June 6, a positive sign for the 24-year-old, whose average had dropped to .258 entering the day. Though the Pirates' lineup as a whole has been unremarkable this year, Hayes is surrounded by enough talent in Adam Frazier, Brian Reynolds and Colin Moran to be a legitimate offensive contributor going forward.
Hayes will bat second and start at third base Monday against the Nationals.
Hayes, who is 3-for-6 against Monday starter Jon Lester, has at least one hit in each of the 11 games he's started and finished in 2021. He holds a slash line of .302/.362/.605 with three homers in 47 plate appearances, picking up where he left off after an impressive 2020 showing. Perhaps most importantly, the 24-year-old hasn't reported any recurrence of the wrist injury that forced him to the 60-day injured list earlier in the season.
Hayes will not start Saturday's game against the Brewers, Kevin Gorman of TribLive.com reports.
Hayes started eight straight games after returning from a wrist injury, recording at least one hit in all eight. He'll rest Saturday, with Phillip Evans starting at third base.
Hayes went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer in Friday's 7-4 loss to the Brewers.
Hayes cut Milwaukee's lead to 7-4 with his two-run blast in the eighth inning, but it wasn't enough to spark a comeback. The rookie slugger is slashing .316/.381/.658 with six extra-base hits and seven RBI through 42 plate appearances this season. Hayes is riding an eight-game hitting streak since returning from the injured list.
Hayes went 2-for-4 in Sunday's 3-1 loss to the Marlins on Sunday.
He's 7-for-18 with a double, triple and homer in four games since returning from a wrist injury. Hayes missed two months with the injury and suffered a similar injury two years ago, according to Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic. Medical director Todd Tomczyk believes Hayes is past the wrist problems. "We did identify certain things that potentially could have led to the recurrent issue," Tomczyk said. "But based on that (the first injury) is two years removed and (Hayes) did have a full body of work last year, we're optimistic that this specific incur to his left wrist will not happen again."
Hayes went 2-for-4 with a home run, three RBI and two runs scored in Friday's 9-2 win over Miami.
In his second game back from a wrist injury, Hayes wasted little time in making an impact. He slugged a two-run homer in the first inning and added an RBI single during Pittsburgh's five-run rally in the sixth. The third baseman is 4-for-8 with a homer, a triple, three RBI and three runs scored in the last two games. He should be good to go for an everyday role, and the early returns are promising.
Pirates manager Derek Shelton confirmed Hayes (wrist) will be activated from the 60-day injured list ahead of Thursday's game against the Marlins, Jake Crouse of MLB.com reports. Hayes will start at third base and bat second.
As expected, Hayes will be back in action for Pittsburgh after his wrist injury kept him on the shelf for exactly two months. Through the first 26 games of his MLB career, Hayes has looked like one of the majors' best hitters with a 1.130 OPS, but his .429 BABIP and 28.6 HR/FB% are both unsustainably high and suggest fantasy managers should expect a fair amount of regression in his batting average and power production moving forward. The wrist injury also makes projecting Hayes' rest-of-season outlook a difficult endeavor, but if healthy, he should be locked into an everyday role in a prominent spot in the Pittsburgh lineup.
Pirates general manager Ben Cherington said Sunday that he expects Hayes (wrist) to be activated from the 60-day injured list when he becomes eligible Thursday, Mike Persak of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Hayes hasn't played for the Pirates since suffering the injury April 3 against the Cubs, but the third baseman is on track to rejoin the club when he becomes eligible June 3. The highly touted prospect seems likely to assume his role as the everyday third baseman when he returns.
The Pirates are expected to work through a spring-training like progression with Hayes (wrist) as he targets an early-June return date, 93.7 The Fan Pittsburgh reports.
The third baseman doubled and homered in his second rehab game for Triple-A Indianapolis on Sunday. "I think about it like an early spring-training schedule," general manager Ben Cherington said Sunday afternoon. "Typically a position player will start with four or five innings, maybe a couple at-bats and then build up over a number of days with some off-days built in. That'll be the same with Ke'Bryan. He's now into his game progression." Hayes is eligible to come off the 60-day injured list on June 3.
Hayes (wrist) will start his rehab assignment Saturday with Triple-A Indianapolis, Alex Stumpf of DKPittsburghSports.com reports.
Any temptation to rush Hayes' return was eliminated when the Pirates transferred the third baseman to the 60-day injured list May 9, so Hayes will have at least a couple weeks to find his swing and ensure he's ready to rejoin the big-league squad. It's safe to assume that the Pirates will continue exercising caution with Hayes, considering his bright future and the team's lack of competitiveness in 2021.
GM Ben Cherington said Sunday that Hayes (wrist/hand) is expected to begin a rehab assignment within "the next several days," Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
The 23-year-old shifted to the 60-day injured list last weekend and isn't eligible to be activated until early June, so he's not on the cusp of his return. Hayes could build up slowly during the rehab stint with over two weeks until he can rejoin the active roster.
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