In case anyone is looking for some encouragement...
His batting average on balls put in play is a terrible .238. The league average is usually about .300. This really isn't something that batters can control too much, so he's gone up against some bad luck, and some good defense.
15% of his balls in play have been line drives, which isn't that
bad...although the league average is up around 17%.
He's obviously struggling...but the stats say it hasn't been quite as bad as the results indicate. He'll "bounce back" once that "luck" corrects itself back to the norm.
In case you're wondering...som of the other notables who've had some "bad luck" on balls in play:
Teixeira (.258), D. Ortiz (.259), Renteria (.258), Rowand (.259), V. Martinez (.205), H. Matsui (.261), Beltre (.250), Furcal (.255), A Ramirez (.250), P. Wilson (.245), Lowell (.203), Carlos Lee (.256), Rollins (.260), B. Giles (.210), Rolen (.260)