Moncada went 2-for-4 with a walk, a home run, three RBI and two runs scored in Saturday's 9-5 win over the Cubs. The long ball was his first since Aug. 17. Moncada has been open about his struggles with the lingering effects of having COVID-19 in July, but he told James Fegan of The Athletic that "it's improving" and that his energy level has been up the last two weeks.
Moncada is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Reds. Yolmer Sanchez will take over at third base and bat ninth against right-hander Michael Lorenzen. Moncada had a triple in Saturday's game, ending a five-game hitless slide. The 25-year-old has a .192/.306/.269 line in the month of September; it seems he's still not feeling back to full strength after his bout with COVID-19 earlier this year.
Moncada went 3-for-4 with a double and one RBI in Sunday's 5-2 win over Detroit. Moncada got the White Sox on the board with his RBI double in the second inning. The 25-year-old has three multi-hit performances in the last four games, bringing his average from .237 to .258 during that span.
Moncada returned to the lineup and went 1-for-6 with a run scored in Saturday's 14-0 win over the Tigers. Moncada was given a two-day break (the team's off-day Thursday and a rest day Friday) before returning to the lineup Saturday. Moncada has indicated feeling a lack of energy at times this season due to a bout with COVID-19, and the White Sox don't have any more scheduled days off through the end of the season.
Moncada is not in the lineup Friday against the Tigers. Moncada started the past two games and will head to the bench despite going 4-for-10 with a double, two runs and two RBI. Yolmer Sanchez will take over at the hot corner Friday for the White Sox.