Expectations were low for Ender Inciarte coming into 2021, and he met them. Injuries and ineffectiveness limited him to 89 plate appearances before he was released on July 29th.
The .215/.276/.316 batting line he posted reinforced the notion that his .190/.262/.250 performance in the Covid shortened 2020 season was not a fluke, and it marked his 3rd straight disappointing season. He posted a .246/.343/.397 line in 2019; injuries limiting him that season to 230 plate appearances.
Inciarte was signed to a minor league contract by Cincinnati in August, and released later that month. He signed a minor league contract with the Yankees in December.
Even after all the recent disappointments, Ender is still a .280 career hitter, and will try again as a 31 year old to swim against the tide of time and recover his peak form. Ender won 3 Gold Gloves and was named to an All-Star team with the Braves. I wish him good health and good luck.