Johnson has been sent for an MRI on the injured groin, but the team is still awaiting results of the test, MLB.com reports. Johnson was hitless in four at-bats Tuesday, giving him a .219/.304/.373 line with six home runs and 22 RBI in 201 at-bats.Analysis:
Longora waited until the last possible moment to deliver his blast, knocking his home run with two outs in the ninth inning. He has hit .262/.336/.400 with 12 home runs and 49 RBI in 390 at-bats.Analysis:
Machado is just 1 for 10 over his last three games but is still hitting .267/.317/.422 with 10 home runs and 23 RBI in 258 at-bats. He's day-to-day with the back issue.Analysis:
Though Solarte hadn't completely disappeared from the lineup in his final weeks with the Yankees, he sat too often to have any chance of overcoming his midsummer slump -- which, by the way, has lasted only 18 games. Granted, he's gone 4 for 51 (.078) during those 18 games, but the lack of repetition certainly hasn't helped. When inexperienced players see fewer pitches, they tend to get worse rather than better. Solarte hasn't had a chance to work through this slump. The Yankees pulled the plug on him too quickly.
He'll get that chance with the Padres, and because of that, I wouldn't rule out him making an impact in the second half. Throughout his slump, he has continued to make contact at a high rate, striking out just nine times in those 18 games, and players who do that typically hit for a high batting average. When the Yankees sent Solarte down for five games in the middle of the slump (giving him those consistent at-bats he lacked in the majors), he went 12 for 20 (.600). The ability is still there.
That's not to say I'm rushing to pick Solarte back up. It's probably unnecessary outside the deepest of leagues. But if he shows signs of life, I'll be ready.Analysis:
Against the Royals over the weekend, Holt played right field, center field, second base, third base and shortstop. He's batting .326/.371/.463 in 270 at-bats.Analysis:
His benching would not be performance-related. He would be forced out by Miguel Cabrera, who would move to third with Victor Martinez switching from designated hitter to first base.Analysis:
Moustakas has just three hits in his last 26 at-bats to lower his average to .186.Analysis:
Chisenhall had his six-game hitting streak ended in Game 2 of the Saturday doubleheader.Analysis: