Originally Posted by BigCatDaddy
I'm not sure there are much better options. Tejeda?
There really aren't any better options, but if he continues to skid, you kind of have to do something to shake it up.
He slumped to start the season and was entering "turn it around now" territory, when he did just that. He wasn't able to sustain the turn around, though. At least if the last four games are any indication.
You don't demote a guy who struggles out of the gate in April, especially when a flaw is identified and he is working to fix it (And then goes on a tear). But if he still is scuffling in May, it makes sense.
By all accounts, he is a hard worker who cares and tries extremely hard. Sending him down to Omaha is not a magical fix, but if his confidence is starting to wane, a few weeks there might get him back into the swing of things.
Of course, Moustakas has already conquered that level (.290/25 HR/92 RBI/.331 OBP/.531 SLG) so it isn't necessarily indicative of improved success at the MLB level.