Playing several positions did not affect him bat. In fact, since June 1st, Kiner-Falefa has been -for-94 (.68), That prompted manager Aaron Boone to say Tuesday morning that Keena Faraifa should get more playing time. Against the Orioles on Tuesday afternoon, Keener Falafa started at third base ahead of Josh Donaldson and DJ Lemahieu, both of whom have struggled at home lately.
“I don’t feel like I need to force anything,” he said. “I feel like I can be myself . I just felt like I was valuable to the team and knew I was valuable, so I had the confidence to go out there and try. “
“He’s incredible,” Budd said. “I can see his energy and what he brings to the table. No matter what position he plays, or isn’t in the lineup, he’s been a big part of this team for similar reasons. He is a very positive guy and always supports his teammates. He’s always asking himself if he’s in left field or right field. He wants to learn. It says a lot about who he is, not just as a baseball player, but his personality behind the scenes that makes him a baseball player. It’s amazing to watch. “
“If I do this, there will be an emergency. It means someone fell down or something bad happened. Hope not. “