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OPS
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Regular Season .371 0 3 .907 2

Top Edward Olivares News

  • Royals' Edward Olivares: Likely to miss around six weeks

    The Royals anticipate Olivares will miss around six weeks after he was placed on the 10-day injured list Monday with a strained right quadriceps, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.

    Olivares had recently moved into an everyday role in the outfield in a domino effect of Adalberto Mondesi's (knee) season-ending injury, but his productive run as a regular in the lineup -- he had gone 11-for-22 with two runs, two RBI and a stolen base in his last seven games -- came to an abrupt end due to the quad issue. While Olivares could recapture steady at-bats once he's eventually healthy again, the projected six-week absence will make it tough for most fantasy managers to justify holding him during his prolonged stint on the shelf. MJ Melendez looks like he'll be the main beneficiary sans Olivares, as he drew starts while the latter was sidelined for the past two contests.

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  • Royals' Edward Olivares: Lands on IL

    The Royals placed Olivares on the 10-day injured list Monday with a strained right quadriceps.

    Kansas City hasn't provided an update on the extent of the quad strain Olivares suffered in the first game of Sunday's doubleheader with the Orioles, but his move to the IL a day later is an indication that the injury is more than a day-to-day situation. The injury comes at an inconvenient time for Olivares, who was in the midst of a seven-game hitting streak and had gained traction as the Royals' everyday right fielder and leadoff man. His move to the IL is expected to open up more opportunities for the likes of MJ Melendez and Kyle Isbel.

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  • Royals' Edward Olivares: On bench Monday

    Olivares (quadriceps) is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Orioles.

    He'll take a seat for the second game in a row after exiting in the first half of Sunday's doubleheader with Baltimore due to a strained right quad. For the time being, the Royals are viewing Olivares as day-to-day, but he'll likely be at risk of going on the injured list if he fails to play during the team's upcoming three-game series in Texas that begins Tuesday.

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  • Royals' Edward Olivares: Exits with quad injury

    The Royals announced that Olivares' departure from the first game of Sunday's doubleheader with the Orioles was due to a right quadriceps strain.

    He went 1-for-2 with an RBI single before leaving, with the injury in question appearing to happen while he ran to first on his base hit. The quad issue will likely keep Olivares out for the second game of Sunday's twin bill and could force him to the injured list, depending on the severity of the strain. For now, fantasy managers should view Olivares as day-to-day.

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  • Royals' Edward Olivares: Not starting second game

    Olivares (quadriceps) isn't starting the second game of Sunday's doubleheader against the Orioles, Lynn Worthy of The Kansas City Star reports.

    Olivares exited Sunday's matinee with a right quadriceps strain, and it's not very surprising to see him on the bench for the second game. Kyle Isbel will start in right field and bat ninth, while Olivares should be considered day-to-day for now.

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  • Royals' Edward Olivares: Departs with injury Sunday

    Olivares was removed in the top of the third inning in the first game of Sunday's doubleheader against the Orioles with an apparent injury, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports. He went 1-for-2 with an RBI prior to exiting the contest.

    Olivares was pulled from the game shortly after he was visited by a trainer at first base following his RBI single. Michael Taylor came off the bench to pinch run for Oilvares, who can be viewed as day-to-day until the Royals provide an update on the nature and extent of his injury. Even if his injury is deemed minor, Olivares is unlikely to return to the lineup for the second game of the doubleheader Sunday.

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  • Royals' Edward Olivares: Four hits in win

    Olivares went 4-for-5 with two doubles, a run scored and an RBI in a 7-1 win Tuesday over St. Louis.

    Olivares received the start and hit leadoff against right-hander Dakota Hudson. It was his second consecutive game hitting leadoff and playing right field. The 26-year-old has a five-game hitting streak and has raised his batting line to a robust .379/.438/.517 through 32 plate appearances. With five starts in the last seven games, Olivares may finally be getting a shot to prove himself at the major-league level.

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  • Royals' Edward Olivares: Getting start against right-hander

    Olivares will start in right field and bat leadoff in Tuesday's game against the Cardinals.

    The righty-hitting Olivares was expected to fill a short-side platoon role in right field after Adalberto Mondesi's (knee) season-ending injury resulted in Whit Merrifield moving back to the infield last week, but the Royals may instead be giving Olivares a trial in a near-everyday role. He'll remain in the lineup Tuesday over the lefty-hitting Kyle Isbel, despite the fact that the Cardinals are bringing a right-hander (Dakota Hudson) to the hill. Olivares, who also led off against Cardinals lefty Steven Matz in Monday's 1-0 loss, has gone 6-for-15 with a double, a stolen base and two runs over the Royals' last six games.

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  • Royals' Edward Olivares: Records second steal

    Olivares went 2-for-4 with a stolen base in Saturday's 3-0 loss to the Yankees.

    Saturday marked Olivares' first multi-hit effort of the season, though both were singles. He also picked up his first steal since April 9. The outfielder appears set to see more playing time with Whit Merrifield moving back to second base. Olivares has a .263/.364/.316 slash line with an RBI, four runs scored, two steals and a double in 22 plate appearances. He's expected to form the short side of a platoon with Kyle Isbel in right field going forward.

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  • Royals' Edward Olivares: Sits against righty

    Olivares is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Yankees.

    Olivares started in three of the Royals' last four games, going 4-for-10 with a walk, a stolen base and two runs. Despite his solid performance of late, the righty-hitting Olivares may still have to settle for short-side platoon work in the corner outfield with the lefty-hitting Kyle Isbel, who gets the nod Sunday with right-hander Luis Severino on the mound for New York.

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  • Royals' Edward Olivares: Retreats to bench Thursday

    Olivares is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the White Sox.

    With Adalberto Mondesi (knee) moving to the 10-day injured list Thursday with what president of baseball operations Dayton Moore revealed was a likely season-ending ACL tear, Olivares is expected to see his playing time pick up. Whit Merrifield is expected to move back to the infield on a full-time basis to cover for Mondesi's absence, leaving right field up for grabs. The righty-hitting Olivares drew the start at the position in Wednesday's 7-3 loss to Chicago and went 1-for-4 with a run scored, but he'll cede right field to the newly recalled Kyle Isbel in the series finale. Since Isbel bats from the left side, he could end up seeing the bulk of the at-bats in right field, while Olivares handles the short side of a possible platoon.

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  • Royals' Edward Olivares: Steals base as pinch runner

    Olivares notched a stolen base in Saturday's 1-0 extra-inning win over the Guardians.

    Olivares ran for Carlos Santana in the seventh inning, but the former was stranded at second. With Andrew Benintendi, Michael Taylor and Whit Merrifield healthy, Olivares is limited to a reserve role to begin 2022. He's only attempted seven stolen bases in his major-league career, and he's only successfully stolen three across 71 games, though he has a better track record in that regard in the minors. With playing time scarce, Olivares is only likely to be an option in deep AL-only formats until a more regular role opens up.

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  • Royals' Edward Olivares: Clinches roster spot

    Olivares secured a spot on the Royals' Opening Day roster, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.

    Both Olivares and Kyle Isbel broke camp with the big club as reserve outfielders. Andrew Benintendi, Michael Taylor and Whit Merrifield compose Kansas City's starting outfield from left to right and should have a fair amount of security in those roles against both left- and right-handed pitching, so Olivares and Isbel could struggle to find consistent playing time. Olivares has a minor-league option remaining and will be a prime candidate for a demotion if the Royals to free up a roster spot.

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  • Royals' Edward Olivares: Homers twice Wednesday

    Olivares went 2-for-3 with a pair of solo home runs in Wednesday's 8-4 win over the Rockies.

    Olivares is in the mix for a depth role in the outfield, though he's no lock to make the Opening Day roster. He's made an excellent impression through four spring training games, going 7-for-10 with four extra-base hits. Michael Taylor is still likely to open the season as the primary center fielder, but Olivares could press the issue if his bat stays hot. The 26-year-old hit .238/.291/.406 with five homers, 12 RBI, 14 runs scored and two stolen bases in big-league 39 games last year.

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  • Royals' Edward Olivares: Optioned to Triple-A

    Olivares was optioned to Triple-A Omaha on Tuesday, Lynn Worthy of The Kansas City Star reports.

    The outfielder played in one game after being recalled Friday, going 2-for-3 while being caught stealing Saturday. He'll be sent back down as Michael Taylor has been reinstated from the bereavement list.

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  • Royals' Edward Olivares: Recalled from minors

    Olivares was recalled from Triple-A Omaha on Friday, Alec Lewis of The Athletic reports.

    Olivares figures to remain on the big-league roster and get periodic starts in center field as long as Michael Taylor is on bereavement leave.

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  • Royals' Edward Olivares: Rejoins big club for twin bill

    The Royals recalled Olivares from Triple-A Omaha ahead of Monday's doubleheader with Cleveland.

    Kansas City has designated Olivares as its 29th man for the doubleheader, so he could be sent back to Omaha once the twin bill concludes. Before his most recent demotion to Triple-A on Friday, Olivares went 8-for-41 (.195 average) with a home run, seven runs and six RBI in 18 games during a three-week stint with the big club.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 186 lbs
Birthplace: Caracas, Venezuela
Age: 26
Experience: 1
Bats/Throws: R, R