Arteaga was non-tendered by the Royals on Monday, Lynn Worthy of The Kansas City Star reports. Arteaga made his big-league debut in 2019, though he struggled to a .197/.258/.230 slash line with four RBI over 41 contests. He'll likely need to sign a minor-league deal if he hopes to play in 2020.
Arteaga is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Athletics. Arteaga logged back-to-back starts at shortstop to close out the Royals' weekend series in Cleveland, but the rookie still looks like only a part-time player. With a .188/.248/.218 slash line over his first 111 plate appearances in the majors, Arteaga hasn't done much to change his reputation as a glove-first player.
Arteaga is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Indians. Arteaga received the first crack at the everyday shortstop gig when Adalberto Mondesi (shoulder) moved back to the injured list July 17, but the rookie has since fallen out of favor. Nicky Lopez will man shortstop for the fourth time in five games while Arteaga sticks on the bench.
Arteaga is not starting Thursday against the Indians. Arteaga will sit for the second time in as many days after starting five consecutive games and going just 2-for-18 (.111) in those contests. In his place, Nicky Lopez is starting at shortstop and hitting seventh.
Arteaga will start at shortstop and bat sixth Saturday against the Indians, Joel Goldberg of FOX Sports Kansas City reports. Arteaga will draw his third consecutive start and looks set to stick in the lineup for the duration of Adalberto Mondesi's (shoulder) stay on the injured list. The 25-year-old brings most of his value on the defensive end, as he managed an underwhelming .299/.333/.394 line with an 11-for-16 success rate on stolen-base attempts over 66 games at Triple-A Omaha prior to his callup.