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Kevin Newman returns to the lineup for the Cincinnati Reds against the Washington Nationals Tuesday.
Newman is back with Joey Votto receiving the day off for rest reasons, batting leadoff and starting at first base against the Nationals for manager David Bell Tuesday.
Reds infielder Kevin Newman is back in the starting lineup Tuesday versus the Royals.
Newman entered Monday's series opener late as a pinch-hitter but gets the starting nod at third base out of the eight-hole against Royals right-hander Jordan Lyles on Tuesday. The light-hitting Newman is hitting .270 but has just two homers and a .309 wOBA across 179 trips to the plate.
Kevin Newman had a solid performance at the plate, going 3-for-4 with 2 doubles and 1 RBI, but it wasn't enough to lift the Reds to a victory over the Red Sox.
Newman's season-long stats show a respectable .291 batting average with 2 home runs, 18 RBI, and 17 runs scored in 40 games played. He has also shown good plate discipline with a low strikeout rate of 0.121 and a walk rate of 0.078. Despite his efforts, the Reds ultimately fell to the Red Sox with a final score of 8-2.
Kevin Newman went 1-for-3 with a stolen base and a run scored in a loss to the White Sox Friday.
Newman stole second base off Lance Lynn for his first stolen base of the season. The 29-year-old is slashing .224/.250/.316 with two home runs and 10 RBI this season. Fantasy managers can leave Newman on waivers for now.
Kevin Newman went 3-for-4 with a home run and two RBI during Cincinnati's win over Tampa Bay on Monday.
Newman hit a 100 MPH, 352 ft. home run in the second inning to open the Red's scoring and later added an RBI single in the seventh inning. He's been seeing pretty scarce playing time so far this year and currently isn't on the radar in mixed leagues. With the three-hit day, Newman raises his slash line to .242/.278/.455 with two home runs and seven RBI over 33 plate appearances.