Not much has gone Javier Baez’s way in his debut season with the Detroit Tigers, and he had another performance to forget on Saturday.

After being provided with a pair of days off by Tigers manager A.J. Hinch, the versatile shortstop returned to the Tigers’ lineup for their road series opener against the New York Yankees, where he failed to reach base and struck out once in three plate appearances. Hinch once again slotted in Baez to bat fifth in the clash with the current AL East leaders on Saturday, and the veteran infielder came away with strikeouts in all three of his at-bats in the game.

Baez, who signed a six-year, $140 million deal with the Tigers in the offseason, now boasts a .190 batting average to go along with a career-low .294 slugging percentage so far this season.

Speaking after the Tigers’ 3-0 defeat to the Yankees, Hinch touched on Baez’s sluggish start to the campaign, where he noted that the ninth-year shortstop will need to adjust his approach at the plate in order to turn his campaign around.

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“We’re all frustrated,” Hinch said. “We want better for him. He wants better for himself. We got to get inside the strike zone because the league is obviously going to continue to tease him around the strike zone until he adjusts.”

Baez entered the second matchup of the three-game series against the Yankees with a lowly 21.5 percent swinging strike percentage on the season. More so, he has had dire struggles in hitting against sliders; he struck out twice on such pitches in the contest. He came into Saturday’s matchup with a .115 batting average against sliders in the campaign.

The Tigers currently sit in fourth place in the AL Central standings with a 21-32 record.