Latest Update Jonathan Villar was replaced by Gregorio Petit in the fifth inning. Fri Sep, 26, 08:41 PM
Owns excellent defensive instincts for the shortstop position, plus a great arm and plenty of speed. Is also a good base-runner, switch-hitter and pretty good power hitter.
Flaws: : Can be a bit lazy at times in the field, and lacks discipline at the dish (he chases way too many pitches out of the strike zone). Must start making more of his overall ability.
The reason for his exit is unknown. Prior to leaving, he was 0-2.Analyst: Ben Diamond
This season has largely been a disaster for Villar, but he is slashing .290/.353/.387 since being recalled from Triple-A. He has a chance to hit double-digit home runs and steal more than 40 bases next season, but it remains to be seen if he will begin next season as a starter and if he will hit enough to stay out of Triple-A.Analyst: Steve Pimental
Marwin Gonzalez is likely to see full-time at reps at shortstop for the time being. Gonzalez is hitting a respectable .265/.327/.367 with two homers in 98 PA. He's an AL-only guy for now. Analyst: Spencer Silva
This is just a routine day off for Villar. There's nothing with which to be concerned. Well, unless you think a .205 average is nothing. Yeesh! Marwin Gonzalez will handle the shortstop duties Thursday. Analyst: Howard Bender