Toro went 2-for-5 with two doubles, a walk and three runs Sunday in the Astros' 21-1 win over the Mariners.
While making his third straight start at third base, Toro turned in the most productive all-around line of his young MLB career. Toro's slash line now sits at .234/.345/.447 (115 wRC+) through 14 games, but he could still be at risk of losing out on work at the hot corner within the next few days if primary first baseman Yuli Gurriel (hamstring) re-enters the lineup. Gurriel's return would result in utility man Aledmys Diaz moving off first base and challenging Toro for work at third.
Toro is not in the lineup Thursday against the Mariners, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
Toro has appeared in 10 games since earning a promotion, slashing .222/.317/.444 with two home runs and one stolen base in those appearances. Aledmys Diaz is starting at the hot corner and hitting sixth in his place in this one.
Toro went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in a 2-0 victory against the Blue Jays on Sunday.
The 22-year-old was a late addition to the Astros lineup, and good thing he was. Not only did he account for the only runs of the game, but his homer in the ninth allowed Justin Verlander to complete his no-hitter in the bottom of the frame. Maybe the key homer will get him going, but through eight games, Toro is batting .207 with two homers, four RBI and six runs in 29 at-bats this year.
Updating a previous report, Toro will start at third base and bat sixth Sunday against the Blue Jays.
Initially slated to get the day off, Toro will check back into the starting nine after Yuli Gurriel (wrist) was a late scratch. Aledmys Diaz will slide over across the diamond to first base to open up a spot at the hot corner for the rookie.
Toro is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Blue Jays, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
He'll sit for the second time in three days while Aledmys Diaz receives another start at the hot corner. Toro is off to a modest 5-for-25 start to his big-league career and may need to catch fire quickly in order to stave off Diaz for regular work.
Toro was out of the lineup Friday against the Blue Jays.
Toro had been a regular starter at third base when he was first added to the roster last week, but he's sat out two of the last four games since Aledmys Diaz was activated off the injured list.
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