And it's not working.
Reyes has just two hits in his last 19 at-bats since being forced into that move. His 2-for-13 slump over four previous games makes it even tougher to deal with. His average has plunged from .417 to .250 since April 12.
"I'm hanging in there," he told the National Post. "The more pitches I see, the more comfortable I'm going to feel. But it's a little bit weird."
Switch-hitters have an advantage in watching breaking balls always break toward them, but Reyes has lost that advantage against right-handed pitchers.
"When I hit against a righty from the left side, the slider comes to be, you know," Reyes said. "Now, right on right, the slider goes away from me. That's a different ball game."Analysis:
Pirela didn't play the field, batting second and DHing on Sunday. He went 0 for 4 with a run scored.Analysis:
Hardy isn't expected to take part any activities until Wednesday, though. Then he'll begin the rehab process. it's expected for Hardy to be back with the Orioles in a week.Analysis:
Finnegan started the season at Double-A, while Calixte was 0 for 2 in his lone appearance this season.
Manager Ned Yost said Finnegan will work out of the bullpen initially and he does not have a definitive role for him yet, reports The Kansas City Star.Analysis:
Fields has been on the 15-day disabled list with a groin injury. He's been with Triple-A Fresno and threw five times on a rehab assignment. Fields allowed two runs on five hits and four walks in six innings pitched. He's struck out three batters.
"Josh Fields is a real weapon in the 'pen anytime during the game," Astros manager A.J. Hinch said, per MLB.com. "I told him, he'll be used primarily as a bridge in the middle part of the game. Get a couple outings under his belt, we can move him into a number of roles."
To make room for Fields, the Astros optioned infielder Jonathan Villar to Fresno. In seven games played, Villar has only recorded one hit in 13 at-bats.Analysis:
Lowrie is off to a strong start, particularly as a run-producer. He owns a decent .233/.340/.465 slash line, but also has three homers and seven RBI in 13 games.Analysis:
Cabrera has just two hits in his last eight games to weaken his slash line to .189/.218/.245.Analysis: