1B,3B,DH - CIN
Reds infielder Christian Encarnacion-Strand is back in the starting lineup Tuesday versus the Twins.
Encarnacion-Strand sat out of Monday's series-opening 7-3 win but will return and hit seventh while manning third base on Tuesday night against Kenta Maeda. The rookie has had a nice debut season, hitting .273 with eight homers, two stolen bases, and a .771 OPS over 53 games while homering in each of his last two contests.
Christian Encarnacion-Strand is in the starting lineup for the Cincinnati Reds against the New York Mets Saturday.
Encarnacion-Strand is back after sitting out Friday night, batting fifth and starting at third base against the Mets Saturday.
Encarnacion-Strand had a strong performance at the plate, going 3-for-5 with a home run and two RBI.
This outing adds to his solid season stats, which include a .261 batting average, six home runs, and 21 RBI in 46 games played. While his strikeout rate remains high, Encarnacion-Strand has shown the ability to make solid contact and provide power, making him a valuable fantasy option in deeper leagues.
Christian Encarnacion-Strand is back in the lineup for the Cincinnati Reds against the Seattle Mariners Tuesday.
Encarnacion-Strand returns after sitting out for rest purposes Monday, batting sixth and starting at first base against the Mariners for manager David Bell Tuesday.
Christian Encarnacion-Strand is out of the lineup for the Cincinnati Reds against the Seattle Mariners Monday.
Encarnacion-Strand will sit out for general rest Monday, with Nick Martini filling in at first base and batting fifth for manager David Bell against the Mariners.