Heineman was optioned to the Rangers' alternate training site Monday.
Heineman was recalled by the Rangers on Sunday, but he'll return to alternate camp just one day later. The 27-year-old has been shuffled between the active roster and secondary club this year. Over 24 major-league games this season, Heineman has slashed .154/.185/.269 with one home run, seven RBI and three stolen bases.
The Rangers recalled Heineman from their alternate training site Sunday.
Texas placed catcher Jose Trevino (wrist) on the 10-day injured list in a corresponding move. As he did prior to being demoted by Texas on Thursday, Heineman is expected to serve as a depth option in the outfield. The 27-year-old has slashed .154/.185/.269 over 54 plate appearances this season.
Heineman was optioned to the Rangers' alternate training site Thursday, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports.
He is hitting .148 over his last 10 games and his playing time was starting to dry up. Sam Huff was promoted as a corresponding move.
Heineman started in center field and went 2-for-3 with a double and a stolen base in Friday's 7-4 loss to the Mariners.
This was Heineman's second consecutive start in center field, as Texas manager Chris Woodward navigates a pair of injuries. With Shin-Soo Choo (calf) and Willie Calhoun (hamstring) on the mend, Woodward wants to give Heineman a look in center, per T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com. Nick Solak, who had been playing center field, moved to left field for the second straight game. Heineman is considered the better defensive outfielder, so it makes sense that he patrols center field. He's batting .219 (7-for-32) with one homer, six RBI and three steals in 2020.
Heineman started in center field and went 1-for-4 with a run scored in Thursday's 8-7 loss to San Diego.
The Rangers placed Willie Calhoun (hamstring) on the injured list Thursday, a move that creates an opportunity for Heineman. With Danny Santana not yet ready to play the outfield, Heineman could play center field while Nick Solak covers for Calhoun in left. Texas manager Chris Woodward has other lineup options, so the light-hitting Heineman (.571 OPS) is not guaranteed steady at-bats.
Heineman recorded a stolen base as a pinch runner in Friday's 4-3 win over the Angels.
Heineman took over for Willie Calhoun after the latter's eighth-inning single. Heineman stole second and advanced to third on an error, but Robinson Chirinos committed the third out before Heineman could get home. The 27-year-old Heineman stayed in the contest in center field. He's hitting .158 with one homer, one steal, three RBI and two runs scored in 19 plate appearances.
Heineman started in center field and went 0-for-3 in Wednesday's 6-4 loss to the Athletics.
Heineman made his fourth straight start and fifth in the last six games, all in center field. While Danny Santana (arm) is limited to batting only, the Rangers are getting by in center field with Heineman.
Heineman went 2-for-5 with a two-run double and a run scored in Sunday's 9-5 win over the Giants.
Heineman, who hit his first home run of the season Saturday, made his second straight start in center field with Danny Santana (arm) unavailable to play in the field. The Rangers could also use Nick Solak to replace Santana, but he's currently filling in for Rougned Odor (oblique) at second base, and Heineman has more experience as an outfielder.
Heineman started in center field and went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Saturday's 7-3 loss to the Giants.
With Danny Santana (arm) limited to pinch hitting duties, the Rangers are using Heineman and Nick Solak to take over in center field. In a related development, second baseman Rougned Odor (oblique) left Saturday's game, and Solak replaced him. If Odor misses significant time, Solak is the likely fill-in at second base, leaving Heineman to cover center field for as long as Santana is idle.
Heineman went 2-for-3 during Thursday's intrasquad game and is now 14-for-29 with three doubles, a triple and two home runs in summer camp, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports.
With Willie Calhoun (hip) doubtful for Opening Day, Heineman's bat puts him in consideration for a spot on the active roster. Nick Solak is expected to start in place of Calhoun in left field, so Heineman, who has experience at every outfield spot, would be a fourth outfielder.
Heineman is in the mix as a fourth outfielder, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports.
Heineman's right-handed bat could be of value at corner outfield, where the Rangers currently have lefty-swinging Joey Gallo, Willie Calhoun and designated hitter Shin-Soo Choo. The presence of super-utility Nick Solak could nudge Heineman out of a role, but the Rangers may have another need for Solak. Heineman has minor-league experience at all three outfield positions.
Heineman was optioned to Triple-A Nashville on Thursday.
Heineman impressed during his limited spring opportunities -- slashing .355/.429/.548 in 35 plate appearances before spring training was suspended. This was largely a procedural move, according to Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News, and Heineman could still make the roster when baseball resumes. The outfielder made his big-league debut in 2019, slashing .213/.306/.373 in 85 plate appearances.
Heineman is being considered as a fill-in for Willie Calhoun (jaw) in left field, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports.
After Calhoun was hit by a pitch and required surgery that is projected to keep him out until mid-May, the Rangers are looking at Heineman and Nick Solak to man left field. Solak is expected to be the first in line for the job with Heineman serving as a fourth outfielder. That was the case when the coronavirus pandemic shut down MLB. With recent news that the season could be pushed back to mid-May, Calhoun may not miss much, if any, playing time. Consequently, the Rangers may not need a fill-in left fielder.
Heineman went 2-for-2 with a pair of runs, a stolen base and three walks in Saturday's 9-4 win over the Yankees.
Heineman got aboard in the first inning with a walk and then did a double-steal with Rougned Odor. He also doubled and scored in the fourth and scored again on an Isiah Kiner-Falefa single in the sixth after reaching on a single. Heineman hasn't shown much with the bat in 25 games, batting .213/.306/.373 with two homers, seven RBI and eight runs scored. The stolen base was the first of his major-league career after he was caught stealing on his first two attempts.
Heineman went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in a loss to the Yankees on Friday.
Heineman launched a 395-foot homer to spark a ninth-inning rally, but unfortunately the Rangers still came up short. Across 24 games this season, the 26-year-old has tallied eight home runs while slashing just .192/.263/.342.
Heineman (illness) is starting in center field and batting sixth Sunday Sunday against the Athletics.
Heineman hasn't seen game action since Sept. 7 due to strep throat but will rejoin the starting nine Sunday. The 26-year-old has a .200/.286/.360 slash line through 56 major-league plate appearances this season.
Heineman was unavailable Tuesday due to strep throat, Levi Weaver of The Athletic reports.
Heineman doesn't have a regular role with the Rangers at the moment, so there's no guarantee he would have featured even if healthy. It's unclear how much more time he's expected to miss.
Heineman hit a solo home run in his lone at-bat during Tuesday's 10-1 loss to the Yankees.
Heineman launched his first home run in the majors in the ninth inning, a rare bright spot for the Rangers, which were otherwise dominated by left-hander James Paxton. Heineman is slashing .209/.292/.372 over 14 games since he was added to the major-league roster. With a need to give at-bats to Willie Calhoun, Nomar Mazara and Ronald Guzman -- coupled with the pending return of Joey Gallo (wrist) -- Heineman will be on the short end of plate appearances over the final month.
Heineman went 1-for-4 with a double in Sunday's 11-3 loss to the Mariners.
Heineman has started nine of 14 games since he returned to the majors Aug. 19 but will face more competition for at-bats with roster expansion. First baseman Ronald Guzman and outfielder Nomar Mazara returned to the roster Sunday, and the Rangers are expected to give them regular plate appearances over the final month of the season.
Heineman went 1-for-6 with a double and two RBI in Monday's 8-7 win over the Rangers.
Heineman was called up from Triple-A Nashville earlier in the day and started at first base, a position he only started playing this year for the Sounds. There is ample opportunity at first base with the Rangers, who moved on from Ronald Guzman earlier this season. Heineman will share the position with Logan Forsythe and Danny Santana (hamstring).
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