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Royals' Michael Massey: Hits bench versus lefty
Massey isn't in the Royals' lineup Friday against the Astros.
With southpaw Framber Valdez set to start on the mound for Houston, the lefty-hitting Massey will retreat to the dugout for the start of the game. Nick Loftin will enter as Kansas City's second baseman and bat sixth.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Michael Massey: Not in Tuesday's lineup
Massey is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Guardians.
Massey's bat has come alive in September with an .892 OPS and four homers in 13 games, but he'll receive a day off after going 0-for-3 with a walk, an RBI and a run Monday. Nick Loftin will man the keystone and bat sixth against Cleveland lefty Logan Allen.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Michael Massey: Hits homer in third straight game
Massey went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Friday's 4-2 win over the Astros.
Massey has gone 4-for-13 with three homers and six RBI over his last three games. His blast Friday provided an insurance run in the eighth inning. The late power surge has him up to 14 long balls on the year to go with a .224/.270/.380 slash line, 52 RBI, 39 runs scored and six stolen bases through 117 contests. While he had started to lose time to Nick Loftin, Massey's improved hitting has helped him stay in the lineup more regularly.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Michael Massey: Homers again Wednesday
Massey went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Wednesday's 7-1 win over the White Sox.
Massey has homered three times over his last six games, driving in seven runs in that span. The second baseman has also collected just one other hit over that stretch while striking out eight times. He's up to 13 long balls, 51 RBI, 38 runs scored, six stolen bases and a .222/.268/.371 slash line through 116 contests this season. With the Royals in prospect evaluation mode, he may not see a full-time role for the remainder of the season, as Nick Loftin has also seen time at the keystone.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Michael Massey: Hits 12th homer
Massey went 1-for-5 with a three-run home run, a hit-by-pitch and two total runs scored in an 11-10 win over the White Sox in the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader.
Massey was on the bench for the matinee game before handling the keystone in the nightcap. The second baseman has had mixed results in September, hitting .235 with two homers and six RBI while also posting a 2:11 BB:K over nine contests this month. Overall, he's at a .221/.268/.365 slash line, 12 homers, six stolen bases, 49 RBI and 37 runs scored through 115 games. Top prospect Nick Loftin has started to infringe on Massey's starting role at second base, though Loftin's versatility also allows him to pick up time at other positions.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Michael Massey: Sitting out first game
Massey is not in the lineup for the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the White Sox.
He'll likely be back out there for the second contest, but Massey will yield to Nick Loftin at second base for the afternoon tilt. Massey has just a .521 OPS over his last 14 games.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Michael Massey: Hits bench versus lefty
Massey isn't in the Royals' lineup Friday against Toronto.
Left-hander Yusei Kikuchi will start on the mound for the Jays, meaning Massey will be on the bench to begin the game. Nick Loftin will man second base.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Michael Massey: Smacks 11th homer
Massey went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and an additional RBI in Tuesday's win over the White Sox.
Massey was one of three Royals to tag Dylan Cease for long balls Tuesday, with Massey's coming via a solo shot in the fourth inning. The second baseman has now racked up four extra-base hits across his last four games, a stretch in which he's batting 6-for-15 (.400) with five runs scored and three RBI.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Michael Massey: Sitting against lefty
Massey isn't in the Royals' lineup Sunday against Boston.
Lefty Chris Sale will draw the start Sunday for the Red Sox, forcing Massey into the dugout to begin the game. Nick Loftin will take over at second base and bat seventh.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Michael Massey: Takes seat Wednesday
Massey is not in the lineup Wednesday versus the Pirates.
Samad Taylor will start at second base and bat eighth in Wednesday's series finale after Massey went 0-for-7 with a strikeout across the first two games of the three-game set. Massey, 25, has posted a rough .220/.265/.351 batting line in 378 plate appearances this season for Kansas City.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Michael Massey: Swipes bag Sunday
Massey went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a stolen base in Sunday's loss to the Cubs.
Massey kicked things off with an RBI-single in the first inning and wound up stealing second before the frame concluded. The 25-year-old has posted three multi-hit efforts over his last seven games and has racked up five RBI over that span. Though his numbers aren't spectacular for the season, Massey has quietly been productive over the last month of games. Since July 21, he's hitting .275/.306/.500 with six homers, 19 RBI, 28 runs and a 5:12 BB:K. Massey has hit third in the lineup every day since Aug. 7, including three starts against same-handed pitchers.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Michael Massey: Racks up three hits
Massey went 3-for-5 with two RBI in Tuesday's 10-8 extra-inning loss to the Mariners.
Massey played a key role in the Royals' ninth-inning comeback with a two-run single. The second baseman has put together a solid August, batting .294 with two home runs, three doubles and nine RBI over 14 contests this month. He's up to a .230/.282/.373 slash line with 10 homers, five stolen bases, 39 RBI and 26 runs scored through 93 contests. Massey continues to hold an edge over Samad Taylor and Matt Duffy for playing time at the keystone.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Michael Massey: Hits 10th long ball in win
Massey went 2-for-4 with a home run, a double and three RBI in Tuesday's win over Boston.
Massey put the finishing touches on Tuesday's victory, bending a two-run homer around Pesky's Pole in Boston to extend the lead to 9-2 in the seventh. Despite hitting just .230 in 22 second-half games, the 25-year-old infielder has launched six home runs with 15 RBI, 10 runs scored and two steals across 80 plate appearances during that span.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Michael Massey: Goes deep in win
Massey went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in Friday's 7-5 win over the Phillies.
Massey's long ball sparked a sixth-inning rally for the Royals. The second baseman is hitting .213 over 18 games since the All-Star break, but he's swatted five homers and three doubles among 13 hits in that span. For the season, he's at a .218/.276/.364 slash line with nine homers, five steals, 33 RBI and 23 runs scored through 83 contests. He hit third Friday, just the third time all year he's been in the top third of the order.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Michael Massey: Logs steal in win
Massey went 0-for-3 with a walk and a stolen base in Sunday's 2-1 win over the Twins.
Massey has found ways to be productive lately, going 9-for-31 (.290) with four home runs, seven RBI and two stolen bases over his last eight games. He has four multi-hit efforts in that span, which has raised his batting average to .217 on the year. The second baseman has played steadily despite a lackluster .625 OPS, and with Nicky Lopez traded to Atlanta, Massey's role should be further solidified over the remaining two months of the campaign. Samad Taylor and Matt Duffy are Massey's biggest competitors for playing time at the keystone.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Michael Massey: Launches another homer
Massey went 2-for-5 with a solo home run in Saturday's 10-7 win over the Twins.
He took Bailey Ober deep in the second inning to help the Royals leap out to an early 6-0 lead. Massey has gone yard four times in his last seven games to double his homer total on the season, and over that stretch he's batting .321 (9-for-28) with seven RBI. The 25-year-old's .220/.272/.358 slash line on the year remains poor, but it won't take much of a hot streak for him to lock down the starting job at the keystone for Kansas City -- the team ranks 25th this year in offensive WAR from the position at 0.3.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Michael Massey: Nabs steal in loss
Massey went 1-for-3 with a stolen base and a run scored in Tuesday's 5-1 loss to the Guardians.
It was another quiet game for the Royals' offense, but Massey was at least able to provide a spark. Four of the team's five hits came from the bottom third of the order. The second baseman hasn't run much -- his steal Tuesday was his fourth of the season and first since May 27. Massey is slashing .215/.268/.343 with seven home runs, 29 RBI, 20 runs scored, seven doubles and a triple through 75 contests. Despite the lackluster hitting, he continues to see a majority of the playing time at the keystone.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Michael Massey: Sitting versus lefty
Massey is out of the lineup for Monday's contest in Cleveland.
The 25-year-old will begin this one on the bench as left-handed Logan Allen toes the rubber for the Guardians. Massey has actually fared better against lefties this season with a .673 OPS versus a .593 OPS against righties, but opportunities against southpaws have been few and far between.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Michael Massey: Homers Sunday
Massey went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer in Sunday's 8-5 loss to the Yankees.
Massey now has three homers in his last three games after going 24 contests without a long ball. Even with his recent power surge, it's been a tough month at the plate for the 25-year-old Massey -- he's gone 9-for-46 with a .669 OPS in 14 games since the start of July. Overall, the 25-year-old second baseman is slashing .213/.267/.343 with seven homers, 29 RBI, 19 runs scored and three steals across 251 plate appearances this season.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Michael Massey: Two-homer effort in loss
Massey finished 2-for-4 with two home runs and four RBI in the Royals' loss to the Yankees on Friday.
Massey entered the day in a rut, but he parked a three-run shot to right field off Clarke Schmidt in the top of the fourth inning and added a solo drive off Tommy Kahnle in the top of the eighth. It was the first career multi-homer game for the 25-year-old second baseman, who now has six home runs in 243 plate appearances this year.... See More ... See Less
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