Moncada is not in the lineup Monday against Cleveland. Moncada will sit for the second time in September. Yolmer Sanchez will slide over to second base in his absence, with Jose Rondon at third base.
Moncada went 3-for-5 with a double, a walk, two RBI and a run scored in Thursday's victory over Cleveland. Moncada scored a run in the first inning before knocking a two-run double in the next frame. With Thursday's big night at the plate, the 23-year-old is up to 60 RBI and 51 extra-base hits in his first full MLB season.
Moncada went 3-for-4 with a double, an RBI and a run scored in Friday's 8-6 win over the Orioles. Moncada had been dealing with a sore hip leading up to Friday's game, but apparently Thursday's off day was the right remedy. This was his fourth multi-hit game in the last 13, a stretch in which he's hitting .313 (15-for-48) with a 22.6 strikeout percentage. For the league leader in strikeouts (196), that strikeout rate is a great improvement on his season-long 33.1 K%.
Moncada (hip) will lead off and start at second base against the Orioles on Friday. Moncada was out of Wednesday's lineup as he dealt with a sore hip, but appears good to go following Thursday's scheduled off day. The 23-year-old is slashing .243/.300/.270 with 10 strikeouts in 37 at-bats since the start of September.
Manager Rick Renteria said Moncada is dealing with a sore hip, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports. This helps explain Moncada's absence from Tuesday's lineup following 21 consecutive starts. The young second baseman was seen doing his normal pregame work, so he may be available off the bench. He'll get another day to recover with the White Sox off the schedule Thursday.
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