Originally Posted by reds44
If Bruce stays healthy, he'll have somewhere in the neighborhood of 600 ABs this year. He currently has 29.
Let that sink in for a moment.
Also take into account that Dusty is going to continue to hit him 6th or 7th all year once again because he has no confidence in him either. I think that's part of the problem here too; Bruce's protection is so poor. I think he would get more than curves in the dirt if his protection wasn't Hanigan every night or Gomes when he is lucky every 5th day.
But if he isn't hitting in the top of the lineup he'll have just over 500 at-bats and that's without sustaining any injury.