Kotsay providing valuable production

Kotsay providing valuable production

Kotsay providing valuable production
CINCINNATI -- Brewers manager Ron Roenicke raves about the production he's gotten recently from Mark Kotsay, whether it be in a starting role or pinch-hitting.

"Every time I put him in there to start, he has a great game," Roenicke said. "Maybe we can play four outfielders."

Kotsay has been on a tear of late, batting .395 with a home run and 10 RBIs over his past 22 games entering Sunday. He went 3-for-5 with a homer and five RBIs in the first two games of the series in Cincinnati.

Kotsay was batting .268 in 99 games, including 48 starts. Those numbers don't jump off the stat sheet, but Roenicke insists it's not indicative of Kotsay's approach at the plate.

"He continues to do a great job," Roenicke said. "His numbers don't tell what he's done. I can't tell you how many hard balls he's hit for outs."