AVG OBP SLG OPS+ Suzuki: .261 .288 .353 83 Aviles: .262 .286 .412 83While Suzuki can still play right field, he has been in serious decline as a hitter since 2010, and, at age 38, is not running as often. He's a free agent at the end of this season, so New York is renting a replacement-level platoon hitter with a very famous name for about three months at a fairly low cost. He'll do the job in the field in Brett Gardner's absence and his noodle bat won't make much of a difference one way or the other in the lineup.
Other 2012 splits (not including last night's stats):
AVG OBP SLG Against LHP: .236 .242 .267 In July: .208 .235 .273 With RISP: .175 .255 .263 Late/Close: .215 .257 .262 High Leverage: .175 .229 .190He's 2-for-13 in three games at Yankee Stadium III. His first game there will be Friday night against the Red Sox.