Bonifacio, who had started nearly every game since he was called up April 21, is adjusting to a reduce role caused by the acquisition of Melky Cabrera, Wilson Alexander of reports.

Bonifacio admitted it's been difficult transitioning out of a starting role, but the youngster also said he isn't hanging his head. "It's kinda tough," Bonifacio said. "I try to be ready for whatever opportunity I get. I don't put it in my mind if I'm not playing today. I don't cool down. I prepare every day like I'm playing." The 24-year-old hit 14 home runs entering Friday, fourth-most among AL rookies. He'd reached base in 32 of his previous 35 games, including a 22-game on-base streak, which was the second longest such run by a rookie in Royals history. Despite the outfielder's success he's now the odd man out, and his fantasy value should reflect such.

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