Benintendi (shoulder) isn't starting Wednesday's game against the White Sox, Alec Lewis of The Athletic reports. Benintendi suffered a left shoulder strain in Tuesday's game against the White Sox, and it's not yet clear whether he'll be available off the bench Wednesday. Hunter Dozier will start in right field while Emmanuel Rivera (wrist) returns to the lineup at third base.
Benintendi was diagnosed with a strained left shoulder after leaving Tuesday's game against the White Sox, Joel Goldberg of Bally Sports Kansas City reports. The 26-year-old sustained the injury while sliding into second base on a successful steal during the fourth inning. Benintendi should be considered day-to-day until the team updates his status.
Benintendi was removed from Tuesday's game against the White Sox with an apparent left shoulder injury, Joel Goldberg of Bally Sports Kansas City reports. Benintendi suffered the injury during the fourth inning while sliding into second base on a successful steal, and he promptly left the field with an athletic trainer. The 27-year-old's shoulder was supported by the trainer while he was leaving the field, so it won't be surprising if he requires a trip to the injured list.
Benintendi is out of the lineup Thursday against the White Sox. Benintendi went 4-for-12 with a home run, a double and three runs across the last three games, but he'll take a seat with southpaw Carlos Rodon on the mound Thursday. Hunter Dozier will take over in left field while Hanser Alberto starts at third base.
Benintendi went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Monday's 4-3 win over the White Sox. Monday's long ball was Benintendi's first in the second half of the season. He's slumped since play resumed after the All-Star break, hitting just .194 (6-for-31) in eight games, although three of his hits in that span have gone for extra bases. Overall, the 27-year-old outfielder is slashing .265/.314/.425 with 11 homers, 38 RBI, 39 runs scored and seven stolen bases.
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