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Kansas City Royals

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March 12, 2020 11:40 AM
Royals' Adalberto Mondesi: Spring debut on tap
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mondesi (shoulder) will start at shortstop and bat second in Thursday's Cactus League game against the Mariners, Alec Lewis of The Athletic reports.

The Royals have been pleased with the progress Mondesi has made this spring following his prolonged recovery from October surgery on his left shoulder, so he'll get the green light to enter the spring lineup for the first time. It's worth noting that rain is in the forecast in Arizona in advance of the game's 4:05 p.m. ET start time, so it's possible the contest gets postponed and Mondesi's spring debut is pushed back to Friday. In any case, Mondesi will likely only need to play a handful of games during the Cactus League slate to guarantee his availability for the March 26 regular-season opener.

March 11, 2020 01:12 PM
Royals' Adalberto Mondesi: Taking part in more team activities
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mondesi (shoulder) is taking part in more baseball activities alongside the rest of his teammates, though he's yet to get into game action, Alec Lewis of The Athletic reports.

Manager Mike Matheny described Mondesi as "tracking well," though the fact that he's yet to appear in a game with Opening Day just 15 days away doesn't seem to bode well for his ability to avoid a trip to the injured list. The Royals have yet to officially announce when Mondesi is expected back from labral repair surgery.

March 5, 2020 11:00 AM
Royals' Adalberto Mondesi: Hopes to play in games next week
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mondesi (shoulder) won't get into games until next week at the earliest, Lynn Worthy of The Kansas City Star reports.

Last weekend the hope was that he might be ready for Cactus League games this week, but he is still not ready. Mondesi is coming back from the same shoulder procedure (labral repair) that resulted in ineffective seasons from Gregory Polanco and Michael Brantley in their first years back from surgery, and it is still not a lock that he will be ready for Opening Day.

March 1, 2020 08:00 PM
Royals' Adalberto Mondesi: Nearing game action
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mondesi (shoulder) doesn't have a set date for his spring debut, but it could occur this week, Jeffrey Flanagan of reports.

Mondesi took a big step Saturday by seeing limited action in an intrasquad game as he continues his recovery from the left shoulder surgery he underwent in September. Manager Mike Matheny reiterated the young shortstop remains on track to be ready for Opening Day.

February 19, 2020 05:52 PM
Royals' Adalberto Mondesi: Won't play spring opener
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mondesi (shoulder) will play in games this spring, but not in Friday's spring opener against the Rangers, Lynn Worthy of The Kansas City Star reports.

Mondesi underwent shoulder surgery at the end of last season, but he remains on track for Opening Day, Alec Lewis of The Athletic reports. If he suffers a setback, Nicky Lopez would likely start at shortstop to open the season.

December 11, 2019 12:28 PM
Royals' Adalberto Mondesi: On track for Opening Day
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

New Royals manager Mike Matheny said Tuesday that Mondesi is progressing in his rehab from left shoulder surgery and is on schedule to be ready for Opening Day, Alec Lewis of The Athletic reports.

When Mondesi underwent surgery at the end of last season, he was given a five-to-six month estimated recovery timetable, leaving Opening Day in doubt. It's great to hear that he's progressing well, though we still expect some limitations in spring training. While Mondesi's rate stats took a big step backward last season, he is only 24 with the rare combination of power and game-breaking speed. The dream is still very much alive for fantasy.

September 25, 2019 04:56 PM
Royals' Adalberto Mondesi: Opening Day in doubt
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mondesi will undergo shoulder surgery for a tear in his joint next week, a procedure which will keep him out for five or six months, Jeffrey Flanagan of reports.

Mondesi had already been ruled out for the season, but he's now at risk of missing time at the start of next year. Opening Day is just over six months away, so the stated timeline should still see him back on the field in time for the first game of the season, but even a small setback will likely result in him opening the season on the injured list. Regardless of his exact return date, he'll come with some injury risk during draft season, as it can never be fully guaranteed that a player will perform at his pre-surgery level immediately after returning to action.

September 23, 2019 04:36 PM
Royals' Adalberto Mondesi: Done for season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mondesi has been ruled out for the season and will visit a team physician Monday as the Royals look to determine the severity of his shoulder injury and identify a treatment plan, Jeffrey Flanagan of reports.

Mondesi exited Sunday's game against the Twins in the first inning after his left shoulder popped out of its socket while he made a diving stop in the field. He dislocated the same shoulder back in July and will need to take some time off to heal, though it's not yet known if offseason surgery will be in the works. Despite being limited to just 102 games due to health issues, Mondesi wraps up a banner campaign with nine home runs, 62 RBI, 58 runs and 43 stolen bases to go with a .263/.291/.424 slash line.

September 22, 2019 02:52 PM
Royals' Adalberto Mondesi: Exits with apparent shoulder injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mondesi was removed from Sunday's game against the Twins in the first inning with an apparent shoulder injury, Joel Goldberg of Fox Sports Kansas City reports.

Mondesi got hurt on a diving play in the infield and was spotted holding his left shoulder while walking off the field. Considering the shoulder is the same one that he dislocated in mid-July, there's legitimate reason to believe the Royals may hold him out for additional contests. Before departing Sunday, Mondesi went 1-for-1 with his 43rd stolen base of the season, leaving him two bags behind the Mariners' Mallex Smith for the major-league lead.

September 20, 2019 11:48 PM
Royals' Adalberto Mondesi: Joins 40-steal club
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mondesi went 0-for-5 with two stolen bases, a run and three strikeouts in Friday's 4-3 loss to the Twins.

Mondesi got aboard on a fielder's choice in the third inning, then stole second base. Later in the inning, he and Jorge Soler completed a double steal. Mondesi got aboard again in the eighth on an error, and then scored on a Hunter Dozier single. The speedy shortstop is up to 41 stolen bases, ranking second in the majors. He's added nine homers, 61 RBI and 57 runs scored in 100 games this season despite striking out at a nearly 30 percent clip.

September 17, 2019 05:08 PM
Royals' Adalberto Mondesi: Drives in two in three-hit night
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mondesi went 3-for-5 with a triple, a double and two RBI in Monday's 6-5 win over the Athletics.

Mondesi's slugging percentage is down 59 points from his breakthrough 2018 campaign, but the 24-year-old has more or less lived up to fantasy managers' draft-day expectations when he's been healthy enough to play. The shortstop has overcome a shaky plate approach to maintain a .270 average, with his elite speed and 38.4 percent hard-hit rate offering some legitimacy to his elevated .362 BABIP. And though he was caught stealing Monday, Mondesi has been the majors' most prolific base stealer on a per-game basis, nabbing 39 bags in just 96 contests.

September 12, 2019 10:40 AM
Royals' Adalberto Mondesi: Out of Thursday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mondesi is not in Thursday's lineup against the White Sox.

Since coming off the injured list, Mondesi is hitting .308 with two home runs and eight steals in nine games. Nicky Lopez will get the nod at shortstop while Whit Merrifield starts at the keystone.

September 12, 2019 07:52 AM
Royals' Adalberto Mondesi: Big night in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mondesi went 3-for-5 with a two-run home run, two additional runs scored and two stolen bases in Wednesday's 8-6 win over the White Sox.

The 24-year-old's offensive arsenal was on full display, and Mondesi now has nine homers and 39 steals on the year through only 91 games to go with a .270/.297/.439 slash line. His weak OBP puts a ceiling on his fantasy value in certain formats, but as long as he keeps running every chance he gets, Mondesi will be a highly sought-after asset in 2020.

September 11, 2019 08:28 AM
Royals' Adalberto Mondesi: First homer since return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mondesi went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Tuesday's 7-3 loss to the White Sox.

It was the shortstop's eighth homer of the year and his first in eight games since recovering from the shoulder injury that cost him six weeks of action. Mondesi is slashing .265/.286/.382 since his return with a 1:12 BB:K, but his six steals have kept his fantasy value high while he shakes off the rust at the plate.

September 8, 2019 09:40 AM
Royals' Adalberto Mondesi: Steals another bag
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mondesi went 0-for-5 but stole a base in a 7-2 victory over the Marlins on Saturday.

Since returning from a shoulder injury last Sunday, Mondesi has swiped six bags in six games. Unless he suffers another injury, Mondesi should easily reach 40 steals, and at 88.1 percent, he has one of the best stolen-base percentages in the league as well. Mondesi is batting .265 with seven home runs, 54 RBI, 51 runs and 37 steals in 362 at-bats this year.

September 2, 2019 05:20 PM
Royals' Adalberto Mondesi: Shines in return from IL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mondesi went 4-for-5 with two runs scored and three stolen bases in the Royals' 6-4 comeback win against the Orioles on Sunday.

Mondesi had quite the "welcome back" game with his first four-hit game of the 2019 season and the third overall of his young, promising major-league career. To top that off, the 24-year-old stole three bases for just the second time in his career. It was originally reported that the Royals did not want him diving or sliding in order to avoid any risk of re-injuring his shoulder, but that was definitely not the case Sunday. Mondesi has now upped his batting average to .274 on the season and has regained his spot as No. 2 in the majors in steals with 34.

September 1, 2019 11:12 AM
Royals' Adalberto Mondesi: Back from IL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Royals reinstated Mondesi (shoulder) from the 10-day injured list ahead of Sunday's game against the Orioles. He'll start at shortstop and bat second in the series finale, according to Lynn Worthy of The Kansas City Star.

The shortstop was sidelined for a month and a half with a dislocated left shoulder, interrupting what was shaping up to be a monstrous fantasy season. Even after the extended layoff, Mondesi still ranks tied for third in the majors with 31 stolen bases, but he may not offer as much of an impact in that category in September even though he's ostensibly healthy again. The Royals have reportedly discouraged Mondesi from diving so as to avoid an aggravation of the shoulder injury heading into the offseason, which could prompt the speedster to take a more conservative approach on the basepaths.

August 27, 2019 02:12 PM
Royals' Adalberto Mondesi: Encouraged not to dive
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mondesi (shoulder) is expected to be activated from the 10-day injured list Sunday under instructions not to dive in the field or on the bases the rest of the season, Jeffrey Flanagan of reports.

Mondesi has been out with a shoulder issue since mid-July. His 31 steals rank second in the league, but he may not add too many more to his total if he's not allowed to dive once he returns.

August 22, 2019 10:00 PM
Royals' Adalberto Mondesi: Playing field in rehab
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mondesi (shoulder) is scheduled to play between three and five innings in the field for Triple-A Omaha on Wednesday, Lynn Worthy of The Kansas City Star reports.

Mondesi kicked off his rehab assignment Tuesday, going 0-for-4 as the DH in what was his first game action since suffering a left shoulder subluxation in mid-July. Assuming everything goes off without a hitch in his return to the field Wednesday, Mondesi will log a similar allotment of time at shortstop Thursday before being reevaluated. The Royals will then decide whether Mondesi will DH again on Friday or receive an off day. The 24-year-old is tracking toward a return from the injured list at the end of August or beginning of September.

August 19, 2019 02:32 PM
Royals' Adalberto Mondesi: Cleared for rehab assignment
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mondesi (shoulder) will begin a minor-league rehab assignment Tuesday with Triple-A Omaha, Lynn Worthy of The Kansas City Star reports.

Sidelined for the past month with a left shoulder subluxation, Mondesi was recently cleared for full baseball activities and appears to have responded well to his initial workouts. Manager Ned Yost previously suggested that the Royals expected the shortstop back from the 10-day injured list in early September, but Mondesi's ability to begin his rehab early this week may leave a late-August return on the table. The Royals will likely assess how Mondesi looks during his first few rehab games before pinpointing a more definitive target date for his return.

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