Benintendi was placed on the 10-day injured list with a right rib fracture Monday. Benintendi apparently sustained his injury while making a throw in Oakland, and he felt fine prior to Monday morning. However, he was diagnosed with a hairline fracture and will spend time on the injured list as a result. Edward Olivares could see playing time in left field after he was called up in a corresponding move.
Benintendi went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's 6-3 loss against the Athletics. Benintendi slammed a solo home run off Chris Bassitt in the third inning Sunday. The 26-year-old is slashing .283/.340/.429, his best line since 2018. He has eight home runs, 31 RBI and 31 runs in 241 plate appearances. Half of his long balls this season have come in the first two weeks of June.
Benintendi went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and an additional run scored in Thursday's 6-1 win over Oakland. In the seventh inning, Benintendi got on with a single and came around to score on Hunter Dozier's RBI double. Benintendi added a solo shot in the eighth to pad Kansas City's lead. The outfielder's resurgent season continues, as he's posted a .288/.345/.428 slash line with seven home runs, 30 RBI, 29 runs scored and seven stolen bases across 229 plate appearances. He's trimmed his strikeout rate from 32.7 percent last year to 19.2 this season, which has likely played a role in his return to his usual level of production after an injury-plagued 2020.
Benintendi will sit Tuesday against the Angels. Benintendi finds himself on the bench for just the fifth time this season. He's bounced back nicely from a poor and injury-shortened 2020 season, hitting .289/.344/.418. Edward Olivares starts in left field in his absence.
Benintendi went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and a triple in Saturday's loss to the Twins. Benintendi recorded his first triple of the season in the bottom of the first inning and later blasted his sixth long ball off Jose Berrios, but his strong performance wasn't enough to lift the Royals to a win. That said, the outfielder extended his hitting streak to six games and has recorded three multi-hit contests during that stretch.
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