Mondesi (forehead) will bat second in the Royals' Cactus League game against the Brewers on Saturday. Mondesi had fantasy managers holding their breath when he left Thursday's game following a head-first slide, but the Royals later relayed that the speedster's removal was merely precautionary after he suffered a small cut above his eye. After receiving a routine rest day Friday along with some treatment for the laceration, Mondesi will check back into the starting nine and look to continue his torrid spring. He's produced a .949 OPS to go with a 4:5 BB:K across 12 games.
Mondesi (forehead) is not in the lineup for Friday's spring game against the Rockies. Mondesi was forced to exit Thursday's exhibition game after a hard head-first slide resulted in a cut above his eye. Manager Ned Yost indicated the 23-year-old was fine, and the issue shouldn't impact his status for Opening Day.
Mondesi is dealing with a minor cut above his eye, but will be fine after exiting Thursday's spring game, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports. Mondesi suffered the injury after a head-first slide into third base on a stolen-base attempt, but the Royals can breathe a sigh of relief as manager Ned Yost stated that his starting shortstop is just fine. Mondesi's status for Opening Day shouldn't be impacted by this minor issue.
Mondesi exited Thursday's game against the Rangers after a hard head-first slide while stealing third base, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports. Flanagan notes that Mondesi looked a little shaken up but that it didn't appear to be a serious issue. There was no indication as to what part of Mondesi's body might have been affected during the slide.
Mondesi is a candidate to bat leadoff for the Royals this season Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports. Mondesi primarily hit late in the order last season, though he spent several games in the second spot. He has the speed of a prototypical leadoff hitter but may not get on base enough for the role, as his on-base percentage even in an exciting half season last year was still just .306. Still, moving up in the order would be a boost to his fantasy value, as it would come with more opportunities to steal, more runs and more at-bats overall.