Mondesi (oblique) said he wants more at-bats from the left side of the plate before making his season debut, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.
Mondesi spoke to reporters after the first game of a rehab assignment Thursday. He elaborated that he felt good in the field and swinging from the right side of the plate, but he needs additional at-bats as a lefty to ensure that he is completely healthy. He remains without a formal timetable to return.
Mondesi (oblique) will begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Northwest Arkansas on Thursday.
The 25-year-old has been sidelined since the start of the season with a strained right oblique, but the rehab assignment indicates he's close to joining the Royals. It's unclear how many games Mondesi will require in the minors before being activated, but he could rejoin the team within the next week or two if all goes well.
Mondesi (oblique) still doesn't have a timetable to begin a rehab assignment, Lynn Worthy of The Kansas City Star reports.
Mondesi will travel to the Royals' team facility in Arizona on Saturday, and he should be able to ramp up his activity level while he's there. However, it's not yet clear when the shortstop could appear in live games as he continues to recover from a right oblique strain.
Mondesi (oblique) is progressing in his recovery but the Royals will not rush him back, Alec Lewis of The Athletic reports.
The switch-hitting shortstop's swing, particularly from the left side, needs a bit more work before he begins his rehab assignment. Mondesi is itching to return, so it sounds like he could move on to the final step in his rehab next week.
Royals general manager Dayton Moore said Monday that Mondesi (oblique) could begin a rehab assignment next week, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.
Mondesi has been progressing well in his recovery, and he recently began taking batting practice at the Royals' alternate training site. The 25-year-old will now join the team to participate in pregame activities such as work in the infield and batting practice, and he could see game action in the minors on a rehab assignment in the near future.
Mondesi (oblique) has progressed to participating in batting practice at the alternate training site, Alec Lewis of The Athletic reports.
The 25-year-old began taking part in some baseball activities a couple weeks ago, but advancing to taking batting practice is a significant step as he returns from an oblique strain. Mondesi figures to be a couple weeks away from rejoining the Royals, and he'll likely take part in minor-league rehab games before returning to the majors.
Manager Mike Matheny said Monday that Mondesi (elbow) hasn't yet resumed swinging, Lynn Worthy of The Kansas City Star reports.
Mondesi recently started doing some activities, but Matheny said that the 25-year-old has only been doing limited controlled movement. Mondesi has been sidelined since the start of the regular season due to a right oblique strain, and the team hasn't yet established a timetable for his return. Nicky Lopez should continue to fill in as the primary shortstop while Mondesi is unavailable.
Mondesi (oblique) has been doing more movement recently, Lynn Worthy of The Kansas City Star reports.
Mondesi had been resting for several weeks after he was placed on the 10-day injured list to begin the regular season due to a right oblique strain. Manager Mike Matheny said Thursday that Mondesi has been making some progress, but the speedy shortstop still doesn't have a timetable to make his season debut.
Mondesi (oblique) is still resting to let his injury fully heal as of Monday, Alec Lewis of The Athletic reports.
Mondesi has been on the injured list since the start of the regular season after he tweaked his oblique late in spring training. The 25-year-old has been resting as the team doesn't want to rush him back and risk a setback that would force him to miss additional time. Manager Mike Matheny declined to give a timetable for Mondesi's return Monday, but Nicky Lopez should continue to fill in at shortstop while Mondesi is sidelined.
Royals manager Mike Matheny said he expects Mondesi to miss "a couple weeks" with the strained right oblique that resulted in the shortstop's placement on the 10-day injured list Wednesday, Josh Vernier of 610 Sports reports.
According to Matheny, Mondesi initially tweaked his oblique in his first at-bat during Monday's Cactus League game, and though he was able to remain in the game, he felt renewed pain Tuesday. The Royals thus decided to put Mondesi on the shelf to begin the season, but given the rough timeline Matheny provided, the 25-year-old appears to be dealing with a low-to-moderate grade strain. Regardless, Mondesi's absence for any length of time is a tough break for fantasy managers, who are likely counting on him to nearly single-handedly propel them to the top of the standings in the stolen-base category. Nicky Lopez is expected to serve as the Royals' primary shortstop for the duration of Mondesi's absence, with Hanser Alberto perhaps serving as a short-side platoon partner at the position.
Mondesi was placed on the 10-day injured list with a right oblique strain Wednesday.
Mondesi didn't appear to have any limitations to close out Cactus League play this spring, but he's apparently dealing with an oblique issue that will force him to miss time to begin the regular season. Nicky Lopez was recalled from the alternate training site in a corresponding move, and he could fill in at shortstop along with Hauser Alberto while Mondesi is sidelined. Mondesi's placement on the injured list is retroactive to March 30, and it's not yet clear whether the 25-year-old will be forced to miss more than the minimum of 10 days.
Mondesi went 0-for-2 in Monday's 5-4 win over Cleveland to conclude Cactus League play with a .303/.343/.606 slash line across 33 at-bats.
Mondesi was slightly delayed to begin spring training due to a sore foot, but the 25-year-old didn't need much time to settle in at the dish. As has been the knock on Mondesi for much of his career, his plate discipline left something to be desired this spring (2:10 BB:K), but his blend of power (five extra-base hits) and speed (two stolen bases in two attempts) continues to make him an intriguing building block for fantasy managers willing to chase upside in the early rounds of drafts. Mondesi's willingness to run in an era when steals are becoming increasingly hard to come by is especially valuable; in 308 career regular-season games, Mondesi has collected 113 stolen bases on an efficient 138 attempts (81.8 percent success rate).
Mondesi (foot) will bat second and play shortstop Friday against the Dodgers, Alec Lewis of The Athletic reports.
Mondesi had been dealing with a sore foot since the start of camp and missed the Royals' first few spring games. The injury never seemed particularly serious, however, and returning to game action Friday gives him plenty of time to get up to speed by the regular season.
Royals manager Mike Matheny said Thursday that Mondesi (foot) is "moving in the right direction," Josh Vernier of 610 Sports reports.
Mondesi still hasn't made his Cactus League debut due to a sore foot that he sustained when fouling a ball off his foot prior to spring training. He'll work on running the bases and sliding Thursday as he continues his journey back to full strength. Matheny hasn't expressed much concern regarding the injury, but it's still not clear when Mondesi will be healthy enough to appear in spring games.
Royals manager Mike Matheny said Tuesday that Mondesi has yet to make his Cactus League debut due to a sore foot, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.
Mondesi sustained the injury when he fouled a ball off his foot prior to reporting to camp. Matheny noted that the Royals are merely taking a cautious approach with Mondesi, who is feeling fine aside from the soreness. Mondesi will likely continue to take part in live batting practice and drills for the next few days before the Royals integrate him into games.
Mondesi agreed to a one-year, $2.52 million contract with the Royals on Friday, avoiding arbitration.
Perhaps the most divisive player in fantasy baseball heading into 2021 drafts, Mondesi could lead the majors in steals by a wide margin. However, it's easy to point out that his plate skills are quite poor relative to the players who typically get drafted in the first couple rounds of drafts. He should be able to stay in the lineup even amid long slumps, as his defense at shortstop is extremely valuable and he is still just 25 years old.
Mondesi went 3-for-4 with a home run, one double and two RBI in Sunday's win against the Tigers.
Mondesi was on a tear to close out the season as he recorded multi-hit performances in each of the last five games. He came within a triple of hitting for the cycle in the regular-season finale as he helped power the Royals to a 3-1 win. The 25-year-old finished the 2020 campaign with a .256 batting average, six home runs, 22 RBI and 24 stolen bases.
Mondesi went 3-for-3 with an RBI triple, two stolen bases and a run scored in Friday's 3-2 win over the Tigers.
Mondesi was just a homer shy of the cycle Friday. In the first inning, Mondesi and Whit Merrifield executed a double-steal after the former got aboard with a single. In the second, Mondesi had an RBI triple. He added a double in the fifth and stole third, which gave the speedy shortstop 24 stolen bases on the year. He's surged to end the season, going 11-for-19 with five steals, seven runs scored and four RBI in his last five games. Overall, he's produced four homers, three triples, 18 RBI and 30 runs scored in 57 contests.
Mondesi went 2-for-4 with a double, a walk, three runs and an RBI during Wednesday's 12-3 win over the Cardinals.
Mondesi's fantasy value this season has almost exclusively derived from his MLB-high 20 stolen bases, but he delivered a rare big performance without contributing on the basepaths. The three runs tied a season high for Mondesi, whose 14 runs over his last 12 games exceed his total from his first 43 games of the season combined (13). The increased scoring is a byproduct of moving up higher in the lineup in September, though Mondesi has created some of his own good fortune by demonstrating some progress at the plate. He's notched at least one hit in all but four of his last 18 contests.
Mondesi went 2-for-4 with a stolen base, two runs scored and a walk in Friday's 9-5 loss to the Brewers.
Mondesi drew a walk and scored on Salvador Perez's first-inning double. In the third, Mondesi reached on a single and advanced to second on Ryan Braun's error before coming around to score on a Perez single. Mondesi added his 18th stolen base of the year by swiping third in the seventh inning after hitting a leadoff double. The speedy shortstop is slashing .216/.253/.330 with four homers, 14 RBI and 23 runs scored in 50 games this year, but he's been more productive since the start of September.
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