Aaron Decide, please be seated.
The slumping slugger is getting a few days off, and the New York Yankees hope the remaining will assist him discover his swing.
“Attempt to refresh him and get him going. He is performed in a whole lot of video games,” supervisor Joe Girardi stated. “He by no means needs to take a seat.”
Decide was out of the lineup Monday night time because the Yankees confronted 2014 AL Cy Younger Award winner Corey Kluber and the Cleveland Indians within the opener of a 3-recreation collection. Aaron Hicks performed proper subject in Decide’s place.
Girardi stated Decide in all probability will even sit out Tuesday night time, and the plan is to keep away from even utilizing him off the bench.
“I informed him immediately, ‘Simply take at present off. Simply take immediately off and relaxation your physique.’ I feel that is essential. After which we’ll get again to work,” Girardi stated. “I simply need him simply to take a psychological day and a bodily day and simply relaxation. Simply relaxation. He hasn’t had lots of these days and I feel in the long term that is going to assist us.”
Decide leads the American League with 37 residence runs and a .581 slugging proportion, however has tailed off dramatically since profitable the House Run Derby in the course of the All-Star break. The large rookie is batting .179 with seven homers and sixteen RBIs within the second half, dropping his general common forty nine factors to .280.
“I simply thought that he is been lacking some pitches that he often was hitting within the first half, and typically only a couple days away can refresh a man and get him again on monitor,” Girardi stated. “It isn’t what you actually need to do. We have tried a variety of totally different different issues, and so we will do this.”
Decide has struck out a serious league-excessive 174 occasions and lately whiffed in a document 37 consecutive video games, a streak that ended final Tuesday in Detroit.
He went 1 for three with a double and two walks in Sunday’s 10-1 victory over Seattle, however has solely two hits in his final 18 at-bats. And though the Yankees are enjoying a possible playoff opponent in AL Central-main Cleveland, they definitely need Decide in peak type for a 4-recreation collection towards rival Boston starting Thursday night time at Yankee Stadium.
After a 6-2 loss Monday night time, New York dropped 3½ video games behind the primary-place Pink Sox within the AL East.
Decide has been receiving remedy on his left shoulder, however Girardi stated the outfielder advised him he does not assume that is contributed to his struggles on the plate.
“I feel right now all gamers are a bit of bit beat up, however no, I simply really feel prefer it is perhaps time to provide him a pair days,” Girardi defined. “He is a troublesome child and he needs to be on the market day-after-day for his workforce. So I am figuring the remaining will in all probability assist all of his physique, and that is why I am selecting to do it.”
Decide additionally was main the AL with ninety six walks and ranked second with a .412 on-base proportion. He had scored ninety seven runs, most within the league.