The Royals optioned Olivares to Triple-A Omaha on Sunday. The 25-year-old's fourth stint on the big-league roster in 2021 comes to an end, as the Royals needed room to reinstate Andrew Benintendi (ribs) from the injured list. After going 1-for-3 with a homer Saturday, Olivares is hitting .242 in 33 big-league at-bats this year, and it wouldn't be a surprise to see him recalled again at some point this season.
Olivares went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in Saturday's win over Minnesota. Olivares' playing time has been sporadic, but he made his presence felt in this game with a two-run bomb off Griffin Jax in the fourth inning. This was his first homer of the campaign, and while that was a nice thing to see, he isn't providing much across most fantasy formats with a .242/.265/.333 slash line across 34 plate appearances in 11 games.
Olivares was recalled from Triple-A Omaha on Wednesday. Olivares was sent to the minors in mid-June, but he'll return to the major-league roster after Emmanuel Rivera (wrist) was placed on the 10-day injured list in a corresponding move. He'll start in left field and bat seventh Wednesday. He could see playing time in the outfield if Hunter Dozier takes on increased time at third base in Rivera's absence.
Olivares was optioned to Triple-A Omaha on Thursday. Olivares appeared in one game during his most recent stint with the Royals and went 1-for-5 with a run and a strikeout. The 25-year-old should see more consistent at-bats in the minors and could return to the Royals as a depth option at some point.
Olivares was recalled from Triple-A Omaha on Monday. Olivares was sent down last week and went 5-for-14 with a homer, five runs, two RBI and six strikeouts in three games with Triple-A Omaha. He'll now return to the major-league roster and could see playing time in left field after Andrew Benintendi (rib) was placed on the injured list. He's starting in left field and batting seventh against the Tigers on Monday.
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