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AL Central Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
36-30 7-3 L2
39-33 4-6 L1
33-36 5-5 L3
27-43 3-7 W1
26-43 6-4 W1

2022 Batting

STATS AVG
Batting Average
HR
Home Runs
RBI
Runs Batted In
OPS
On-base Plus Slugging
SB
Stolen Bases
Regular Season .302 3 25 .761 1

Top Andrew Benintendi News

  • Royals' Andrew Benintendi: Three hits in win Friday

    Benintendi went 3-for-4 in Friday's 3-1 win over the Athletics.

    Benintendi wasn't involved in any run-scoring plays, but he was one of two Royals to get on base multiple times. He's on a tear lately, going 12-for-36 (.333) in his last nine contests. The outfielder has maintained a solid batting line in 2022, slashing .302/.366/.395 in 287 plate appearances, but his counting stats are lacking. Benintendi has three home runs, one stolen base, 25 RBI and 27 runs scored despite regularly batting second in the Royals' lineup.

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  • Royals' Andrew Benintendi: Fills stat sheet Monday

    Benintendi went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run, an additional run scored, a stolen base and a walk in Monday's 6-2 win over the Angels.

    Benintendi opened the scoring with a first-inning blast off Angels starter Noah Syndergaard. In the eighth, Benintendi added a single and his first stolen base of the season. Steals have been a noticeable absence on the outfielder's stat line this year -- this was his first attempt of the campaign after going 8-for-17 on the basepaths last season. The outfielder has made up for it with strong hitting, as he's maintained a .298/.363/.396 slash line with three homers, 25 RBI, 25 runs scored, 11 doubles and two triples through 65 contests.

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  • Royals' Andrew Benintendi: Takes seat Wednesday

    Benintendi isn't starting Wednesday against San Francisco.

    Benintendi will get a day off after he went 1-for-16 with a run, two walks and two strikeouts over the last four games. Hunter Dozier will shift to left field while Carlos Santana draws the start at first base.

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  • Royals' Andrew Benintendi: Back in action Tuesday

    Benintendi (calf) will start in left field and bat second in Tuesday's game against the Blue Jays, Joel Goldberg of Bally Sports Kansas City reports.

    For just the third time this season, Benintendi was on the bench for Monday's 8-0 loss to Toronto while he received some maintenance to deal with a tight calf muscle. The day off apparently was all Benintendi needed to overcome the issue, as he'll resume manning his usual spot in left field Tuesday. Kyle Isbel will shift over to center field as a result of Benintendi rejoining the lineup.

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  • Royals' Andrew Benintendi: On bench Monday

    Benintendi (calf) isn't in the lineup for Monday's game against the Blue Jays.

    Benintendi's calf tightened up during Sunday's loss to the Astros after he fouled a ball off his calf, and he'll be out of the lineup a day later. Whether he's available off the bench remains to be seen, but Kyle Isbel, Michael Taylor and MJ Melendez will start in the outfield from left to right.

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  • Royals' Andrew Benintendi: Managing calf tightness

    Benintendi is dealing with calf tightness following Sunday's loss to the Astros, Alec Lewis of The Athletic reports.

    Benintendi fouled a ball off his calf in the bottom of the sixth inning but was able to remain in the game prior to exiting ahead of the ninth inning. He said after the game that his calf was feeling tight, but he hopes to be available for Monday's series opener against the Blue Jays.

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  • Royals' Andrew Benintendi: Raps out three hits

    Benintendi went 3-for-4 in Wednesday's 4-0 loss to the Guardians.

    Benintendi and Carlos Santana were the only Royals who logged multiple hits against Konnor Pilkington and three Cleveland relievers. This was Benintendi's fourth multi-hit effort in his last five games, and he's hit safely in 14 of his last 15 contests, going 24-for-60 (.400) in that longer stretch. He's up to a .337/.402/.431 slash line with two home runs, 21 RBI, 16 runs scored and no stolen bases in 49 games while often hitting No. 2 in the order.

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  • Royals' Andrew Benintendi: Hitting streak at six games

    Benintendi went 3-for-4 with a walk, an RBI and a run scored in Sunday's 7-6 loss to the Twins.

    Benintendi has gone 11-for-25 (.440) during his current six-game hitting streak, which includes a pair of three-hit efforts in the last two contests. He's up to a .329/.390/.425 slash line with two home runs, 17 RBI, 12 runs scored and four doubles in 40 contests. One notable absence from his game this year is stolen bases -- he's posted no fewer than eight steals in any full season of action in his career, and no less than 13 attempts, but he's yet to test his luck on the basepaths this year. The Royals are usually a team that's aggressive with steals -- Whit Merrifield and Bobby Witt each have six, while Adalberto Mondesi (knee) logged five before his season-ending injury, so it's curious to see Benintendi take a more passive approach.

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  • Royals' Andrew Benintendi: Perfect at plate Saturday

    Benintendi went 3-for-3 with a double, a walk and an RBI in a 9-2 loss to the Twins on Saturday.

    Benintendi was the only Royal to record multiple hits, and Carlos Santana was his only other teammate to reach base more than once. In his last five games, Benintendi is 8-for-21 (.381) with two doubles. The outfielder's enjoyed a strong start to the campaign, and Saturday's excellent performance lifted his slash line to .317/.377/.415 with two home runs, 17 RBI, 12 runs scored and four doubles in 39 contests. He has not attempted a stolen base.

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  • Royals' Andrew Benintendi: Receives day off versus lefty

    Benintendi is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Rockies.

    The 27-year-old started the past 17 games, including seven starts against left-handed pitching, but will receive Sunday off with southpaw Austin Gomber on the mound for Colorado. Benintendi has enjoyed a strong start to the campaign with a .316/.370/.421 slash line, two home runs, 15 RBI and 11 runs scored.

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  • Royals' Andrew Benintendi: Sprays three hits

    Benintendi went 3-for-6 with a two-run home run, triple and an additional run and RBI in a 14-10 win over Colorado on Friday.

    Benintendi opened the scoring with a two-run bomb to right in the first inning, singled and scored in the third and tripled home a run in the seventh. The extra-base hits were the 27-year-old's first since back on May 1 as he was batting .211 in May prior to Friday's game. Benintendi is now slashing an excellent .324/.374/.432 with two home runs, 11 runs and 15 RBI.

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  • Royals' Andrew Benintendi: Scores win in arbitration

    Benintendi won his arbitration case Friday and will make $8.5 million this season, Lynn Worthy of The Kansas City Star reports.

    Benintendi had to wait to find out how much money he'll be making this season after arbitration was delayed by the lockout, but he'll be happy with the results. That contract limbo hasn't affected his performance on the field, as his .314/.368/.381 slash line is good for a career-best 124 wRC+.

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  • Royals' Andrew Benintendi: Extends hitting streak to 10 games

    Benintendi went 2-for-3 with two RBI, a double and a walk in Thursday's 5-2 win over the White Sox.

    Along with an RBI double, Benintendi's sacrifice fly in the sixth inning gave the Royals a 2-0 lead. The left-fielder has now recorded a hit in 10 straight games. He's currently slashing .393/.433/.492 over 67 plate appearances.

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  • Royals' Andrew Benintendi: Gets first breather

    Benintendi is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Mariners.

    Manager Mike Matheny will extend Benintendi and fellow lefty-hitting lineup regular Nicky Lopez their first days off of the season while the Royals face off against a tough southpaw in reigning American League Cy Young Award winner Robbie Ray. Edward Olivares will fill in in left field for Benintendi, who will look to extend his six-game hitting streak when he likely returns to the lineup Tuesday against the White Sox.

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  • Royals' Andrew Benintendi: Goes deep, reaches five times

    Benintendi went 3-for-3 with a home run, two walks, three RBI and two runs scored in Monday's 10-7 loss to Cleveland.

    Benintendi tied the game in the fourth inning with an RBI single and later scored a run in the seventh. He capped off his big day with a two-run blast off Emmanuel Clase in the ninth. The 27-year-old outfielder finished the four-game set against the Guardians with a .538/.625/.769 slash line.

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  • Royals' Andrew Benintendi: Three hits against Guardians

    Benintendi went 3-for-4 in Saturday's 1-0 extra-inning win over the Guardians.

    All three hits were singles and none of them led to any runs, but Benintendi still accounted for half the Royals' knocks on the afternoon. The 27-year-old is off to a strong start to 2022, going 4-for-8 with an RBI through two games.

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  • Royals' Andrew Benintendi: Mashes pair of homers

    Benintendi went 2-for-4 with two home runs and five RBI in Monday's 19-9 win over the Guardians.

    Benintendi came into Monday's game with just one hit, so this was a reassuring showing from the Royals' presumed starting left fielder. The lefty hitter actually has a better slash line versus southpaws (.279/.350/.436) than right-handers (.259/.326/.420) over the last three seasons combined. Despite the slow start to spring, Benintendi is unlikely to see much of a challenge for playing time as long as he can stay healthy.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-9, 187 lbs
Birthplace: Cincinnati, OH
Age: 27
School: Arkansas
Experience: 5
Bats/Throws: L, L