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2012 Stats: .196 BA, 3 HR, 10 RBI
Crippling Stat: 18 hits with 31 strikeouts in 110 plate appearances
The Cleveland Indians have been looking for production from their outfield all season. Unfortunately, they have not received much from Shelley Duncan.
The 32-year-old left fielder has put up poor numbers so far this season. Through 32 games, Duncan is batting .196 with only three homers.
He has not been able to consistently match the power production he provided during his first season with the New York Yankees. Added to the roster late in the 2007 season, Duncan put on a power display hitting seven homers in his first 74 at-bats. He was never able to regain his power with the Yankees and was eventually let go.
Duncan was signed by the Indians as a free agent in 2010. He has hit 11 homers twice during his tenure with Cleveland. A low average with strong power production is somewhat acceptable, but Duncan has failed to do either with the Tribe.
It may be time for Indians manager Manny Acta to make a change.