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May 19, 2024 0 0 0 0 -0.5
May 17, 2024 2 2 0 0 4
May 16, 2024 0 0 0 0
May 15, 2024 0 0 0 0
May 13, 2024 0 0 0 0 -0.5

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Rowdy Tellez looked well on his way to a second straight 30-homer season in 2023 after putting eight over the boards in April. Things mostly went downhill after that, though. The 28-year-old missed six weeks of action with forearm and finger injuries and by the time he returned in late August Carlos Santana had taken over at first base for the Brewers, leaving Tellez to fight for starts at designated hitter. He did very little with the at-bats he was given down the stretch and Milwaukee chose to non-tender him this offseason. Tellez's hard-hit rate (40.4 percent) and barrel rate (8.7 percent) both dropped off significantly last season, while his strikeout rate (24.5 percent) went up. His age and track record suggest Tellez will bounce back to some degree in 2024, and he should get regular starts at least versus righties after signing with Pittsburgh over the winter.

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2024 410.9 10 1 8 10 .181
2023 1821.7 26 13 47 35 .215
2022 409.52.7 67 35 89 62 2 .219
3y Avg. 260.52.1 42 20 57 40 1 .224
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  • Pirates' Rowdy Tellez: Out against southpaw

    Tellez isn't in the Pirates' lineup Saturday versus the Cubs. Tellez will take a seat Saturday with lefty Shota Imanaga starting on the mound for Chicago. Connor Joe will start at first base and bat third.
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  • Pirates' Rowdy Tellez: Sitting against lefty

    Tellez is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Brewers. He finds himself on the bench for the second game in a row while the Brewers bring southpaw Robert Gasser to the hill. The lefty-hitting Tellez will give way to the right-handed-hitting Connor Joe at first base.
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  • Pirates' Rowdy Tellez: Sitting Tuesday

    Tellez isn't in the lineup Tuesday versus the Brewers. Tellez has recorded just one hit across his last 22 plate appearances in an eight-game span. In his absence, Connor Joe will start at first base and bat cleanup.
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  • Pirates' Rowdy Tellez: Sitting against southpaw

    Tellez is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Angels. As he usually does, the lefty-hitting Tellez will retreat to the bench while the opposition brings a lefty (Tyler Anderson) to the hill. Connor Joe will replace Tellez at first base and will bat cleanup.
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  • Pirates' Rowdy Tellez: Sitting versus lefty

    Tellez isn't in the Pirates' lineup Tuesday versus Oakland, Kevin Gorman of TribLive.com reports. With left-hander Alex Wood set to start on the mound for the A's, the lefty-hitting Tellez will step out of the lineup. Connor Joe will fill in at first base Tuesday and bat third.
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  • Pirates' Rowdy Tellez: Struggles continue

    Tellez went 0-for-2 with a walk and a run scored Thursday against the Brewers. Tellez hasn't gotten on track at the plate this season and now has only two hits across his last 28 at-bats. He's struck out seven times in that span, and he has only two barrels on 51 batted ball events for the season. The Pirates could ultimately opt to play Connor Joe at first base more regularly if Tellez's struggles continue, and the eventual return of Yasmani Grandal (foot) could also mean that Tellez will lose some plate appearances.
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  • Pirates' Rowdy Tellez: Providing minimal power

    Tellez went 0-for-3 Saturday against the Red Sox. Tellez went hitless for the fourth time in his last six starts and is hitting only .207 overall across 65 plate appearances for the season. To make matters worse, he has only one extra-base hit on the campaign, failing to provide pop in the middle of the Pittsburgh lineup. Already sitting against lefties, it's possible that Tellez also starts to sit against righties due to the solid start to the season for Connor Joe, plus the eventual return of Yasmani Grandal (foot).
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  • Pirates' Rowdy Tellez: Out again versus lefty

    Tellez is absent from the lineup for Friday's game versus the Phillies. He will yield to Connor Joe at first base with the Phillies sending lefty Cristopher Sanchez to the hill. Tellez is 0-for-8 at the dish against left-handers this season.
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  • Pirates' Rowdy Tellez: Not in Thursday's lineup

    Tellez is absent from the lineup for Thursday's game in Philadelphia. Tellez hasn't always been on the bench against lefties this season, but he will be for this one against southpaw Ranger Suarez. Connor Joe is at first base and in the leadoff spot.
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  • Pirates' Rowdy Tellez: Reaches base four times

    Tellez went 3-for-4 with a walk, an RBI and a run scored Saturday against the Orioles. Tellez started his fourth straight game after beginning the season on the bench regularly due to several matchups against lefties. He tallied his second multi-hit game of the campaign, highlighted by an RBI single in the second inning. Tellez has primarily hit sixth in Pittsburgh's lineup and should remain on the large side of a platoon at first base.
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  • Pirates' Rowdy Tellez: Sitting versus lefty

    Tellez is out of the lineup for Monday's game versus the Nationals. The Pirates are facing a fifth straight left-handed starting pitcher to begin the season, and the lefty-hitting Tellez has now been on the bench on three occasions. Connor Joe will start at first base Monday in Tellez's stead.
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  • Pirates' Rowdy Tellez: Crushes three-run homer

    Tellez went 1-for-5 with a three-run home run during Sunday's 9-7 victory over the Marlins. Tellez earned the start against Marlins lefty starter Trevor Rogers and struck out three times prior to crushing a go-ahead three-run homer off right-handed reliever Vladimir Gutierrez in the seventh. It was the first homer of the season for Tellez, who started just two of the four games in Miami due to the Marlins' lefty-heavy rotation. The Pirates are scheduled to face a fifth-straight southpaw Monday in MacKenzie Gore of the Nationals, putting Tellez at risk of sitting for the third time in five games. However, Tellez is slated to be the primary first-basemen against righties, and as the Pirates' schedule normalizes, he will be in line for the bulk of the work.
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  • Pirates' Rowdy Tellez: Sits again versus southpaw

    Tellez isn't in the Pirates' lineup for Saturday's game against the Marlins, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. Tellez went 0-for-2 on Opening Day and will now miss his second straight start as Pittsburgh faces another left-handed starter in Ryan Weathers. Connor Joe will handle first base and bat in the leadoff spot.
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  • Pirates' Rowdy Tellez: Sitting out versus lefty

    Tellez is not in the lineup for Friday's contest in Miami, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. Tellez was in there for the opener against left-hander Jesus Luzardo, but he'll sit for this one with the Marlins starting another southpaw in A.J. Puk. Connor Joe will handle first base.
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  • Pirates' Rowdy Tellez: Returns to lineup

    Tellez (back) will start at first base and bat sixth for the Pirates in Monday's spring contest versus the Phillies, Kevin Gorman of TribLive.com reports. Tellez was scratched from the Grapefruit League lineup over the weekend with a minor back issue, but he's fine. The 29-year-old is slated to be the Pirates' primary first baseman against right-handed pitching this season.
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  • Pirates' Rowdy Tellez: Nursing back issue

    Tellez was scratched from Saturday's Grapefruit League lineup due to a minor back injury, Greg Brown of SportsNet Pittsburgh reports. The 29-year-old was pulled from the lineup due to an "abundance of caution," so he could return to game action within the next couple days. Assuming Tellez has no additional issues, he should begin the season as the Pirates' primary first baseman.
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  • Pirates' Rowdy Tellez: Lands with Pittsburgh

    Tellez signed a one-year, $3.2 million contract with the Pirates on Tuesday, Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports. Tellez spent over two seasons with the Brewers, and he will remain in the NL Central to fill the Pirates' opening at first base. The 28-year-old slugger took a major step back in 2023, slashing .215/.291/.376 with 13 home runs -- only one of which came after May 23. Despite his recent struggles, Tellez should begin the season as Pittsburgh's primary first baseman, though he will likely step out of the lineup against lefties in favor of Jared Triolo or Connor Joe.
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  • Rowdy Tellez: Dropped by Milwaukee

    Tellez became a free agent Friday after being non-tendered by the Brewers, Robert Murray of FanSided.com reports. Tellez slashed just .215/.291/.376 over 105 games (351 plate appearances) in 2023 and was left off the roster for the Brewers' NL Wild Card Series matchup against the Diamondbacks. He popped 35 home runs in 2022 and is only 28 years old, but it's a tough market out there for 1B/DH types.
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  • Brewers' Rowdy Tellez: Left off NL Wild Card Series roster

    Tellez is not on the roster for the Brewers' NL Wild Card Series matchup against the Diamondbacks. Jesse Winker (quad/back) essentially made the roster instead. Tellez, 28, slashed just .189/.262/.216 with zero home runs over his final 42 regular-season plate appearances. He hit only one total homer after May 22.
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  • Brewers' Rowdy Tellez: Sitting against righty

    Tellez is not in Monday's lineup against the Pirates. Tellez typically sits against lefties, as he did Sunday against Ranger Suarez and the Phillies, but now he's taking a seat for the second game in a row against a righty (Luis Ortiz) -- he also sat Saturday against Aaron Nola. Carlos Santana will start at first base while William Contreras starts at designated hitter.
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