Wilmer Flores has started nine straight games after Collins announced the team would start giving more playing time to its youngest players.
“Wilmer has played a week straight now,” Collins said (ESPN, Aug. 16). “There’s no reason why he can’t have a day here and there.”
Flores is hitting .250 with no extra-base hits and no walks since taking over full time, during which Tejada has just two at bats.
"He’s keeping himself ready," Collins said of Tejada. "When he gets back in there, he knows he has to help us win.”