Wyatt Langford ,career ended today inTexas after being traded for roughly $98.6 million…..

– The Texas Rangers gave Wyatt Langford a mental break on Friday.

With the rookie stuck in the longest slump of his still very brief career, manager Bruce Bochy elected to sit him against Kansas City right-hander Brady Singer, a fellow University of Florida alum.

Langford, hitless in four at-bats with three strikeouts on Thursday, is in a 3 for 25 skid over his last seven games. He has eight strikeouts in that stretch.

“I told him yesterday,” Rangers manager Bruce Bochy said. “It’s kind of a planned day in my mind. He’s had some bad luck, hit some balls hard for it, doesn’t have a lot to show for putting in all the work he has. I just thought it would be good to give him a break now.”

Singer was not a good matchup for Langford or any right-handed hitter. Singer is holding right-handed hitters to a .169 batting average this season. It is the 10th lowest batting average allowed to right-handed batters by a pitcher (minimum of 70 batters faced). The Rangers instead used Travis Jankowski, a left-handed hitter, in the DH spot.

It is Langford’s third day off this season. He last sat out the Rangers’ 1-0 win over Detroit on April 15. The slump has dropped his batting average to a season-low .230.


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