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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||280.00||5.00||.243||31.00||31.00||0.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs L.A. Angels||4||0||0|| .000|| .000|| .000|
|vs RHP||115||22||2|| .231|| .278|| .191|
|Last 10 Games|
Indians' Mike Aviles gives Giovanny Urshela a day off
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(7/26/15) Indians third baseman Giovanny Urshela isn't in the starting lineup for Sunday's game.
Mike Aviles gets the call in Urshela's place. It's his third start in seven games and 15th of the season.
Indians rookie Giovanny Urshela gets day off amid July slump
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(7/19/15) Indians third baseman Giovanny Urshela was held out of the starting lineup Sunday against the Reds, as Mike Aviles started at third base. It was the first time since June 28 that Urshela was not in the starting lineup.
The rookie third baseman has been struggling offensively since hitting his last home run June 30. He is batting .188 with two doubles, no RBI, five runs, two walks and nine strikeouts in his last 14 games. His batting average has declined from .271 to .234 in that span.
Giovanny Urshela hits in ninth straight game for Indians
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(6/30/15) Indians third baseman Giovanny Urshela went 1 for 4 in Tuesday's win over Tampa Bay.
Urshela hit a three-run home run in the seventh inning. It was his second of the year and first since June 11, giving him seven RBI on the year.
Urshela extended his hitting streak to nine consecutive games. He's hitting .308 with .723 OPS over the streak.
Indians' Giovanny Urshela out for second game of doubleheader
|by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer|
|(6/28/15) Indians third baseman Giovanny Urshela is not in the lineup for the second game of Sunday's doubleheader.
Urshela went 1 for 3 in the first game earlier in the day, which extended his current hit streak to six games.
Over the last six games, he's hitting .286 with six hits in 21 at-bats.
Mike Aviles in, Giovanny Urshela out of Indians lineup Sunday
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(6/21/15) Indians rookie third baseman Giovanny Urshela is out of the lineup Sunday against Tampa Bay. Mike Aviles is manning the position instead.
Urshela has performed decently since his promotion. He has hit safely in seven of his nine starts and owns a .242/.306/.343 slash line. He has also provided a distinct defensive upgrade.
|2014 Summary: Giovanny Urshela returned to repeat Double-A Akron to begin the season, but it only took a month for the Indians' prospect to earn a promotion to Triple-A Columbus. The move up a level did little to stop the power breakout Urshela began in Akron (five home runs in 90 at-bats), as he belted 13 home runs and 27 doubles in 395 at-bats. Urshela also batted .276 and made only five errors in 98 games at third base.
Playing time status: It is doubtful that Urshela will break camp with the Indians, but he could be a viable candidate to take over the third base job by midseason. It also remains to be seen if Urshela's progress will be slowed by an offseason knee injury, though he is expected to avoid surgery.
2015 Outlook: Though Urshela could provide a decent amount of power for a third baseman, his lack of guaranteed playing time and limited batting average upside makes him strictly a late-round option in AL-only leagues and dynasty formats.
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