Mondesi went 2-for-5 with a double, a run, an RBI and a stolen base in an 8-1 win over Seattle on Saturday. Mondesi twice used his speed to help the Royals add on to their run total. In the first inning, he notched an infield single that allowed Andrew Benintendi to cross the plate. In the third, he doubled, stole third and came around to score on a Michael Taylor double. Mondesi's theft was his third in four games, pushing his total to 10 on the campaign. The speedster has notched double-digit steals in each of the past four seasons.
Mondesi will sit Friday against the Mariners. The Royals have been very careful not to overwork Mondesi since he returned from an oblique injury at the start of September. He's yet to start more than two games in a row in the field, with the team giving him frequent rest either as the designated hitter or on the bench. He'll occupy a bench spot this time around, with Hanser Alberto starting at third base.
Mondesi went 0-for-3 with a walk, a hit-by-pitch, an RBI, a stolen base and two runs scored in Wednesday's 12-10 loss to Oakland. The infielder has now stolen bases in consecutive games after going five contests without a theft. Mondesi is 9-for-10 on the basepaths in 21 games this season. He's posted a .253/.291/.560 slash line with six home runs, 15 RBI and 13 runs scored across 81 plate appearances. While he was initially eased back into the lineup since returning from an oblique injury, he'll make his fourth straight start Thursday while manning the hot corner and batting fifth. Mondesi will likely continue to benefit from the occasional day as the designated hitter to relieve some of the injury risk of playing the field.
Mondesi went 1-for-4 with an RBI and a stolen base in Tuesday's 10-7 win over Oakland. Mondesi has struggled a bit since returning from his most recent oblique injury, going just 6-for-36 with 16 strikeouts in his last 10 games. Despite the poor hitting, he's swatted two home runs and stolen seven bases in that span while settling in as Kansas City's primary third baseman. Injuries have made this a mostly lost season for the infielder, who has a .264/.284/.583 slash line across just 76 plate appearances.
Mondesi went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk in Sunday's 5-3 win over the Twins. Mondesi led off the second inning by taking Baily Ober deep to right field to put the Royals up 2-1. The home run ball snapped an 0-for-17 drought at the plate for the speedster and it was his second home run since returning from the injured list Sept. 1. The 25-year-old is now slashing .265/.286/.603 with six homers, 13 RBI, 11 runs scored, seven steals and 2:25 BB:K over 72 plate appearances.
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