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July 29, 2021 11:16 AM
Royals' Andrew Benintendi: Retreats to bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Benintendi is out of the lineup Thursday against the White Sox.

Benintendi went 4-for-12 with a home run, a double and three runs across the last three games, but he'll take a seat with southpaw Carlos Rodon on the mound Thursday. Hunter Dozier will take over in left field while Hanser Alberto starts at third base.

July 27, 2021 01:28 PM
Royals' Andrew Benintendi: Smacks 11th homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Benintendi went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Monday's 4-3 win over the White Sox.

Monday's long ball was Benintendi's first in the second half of the season. He's slumped since play resumed after the All-Star break, hitting just .194 (6-for-31) in eight games, although three of his hits in that span have gone for extra bases. Overall, the 27-year-old outfielder is slashing .265/.314/.425 with 11 homers, 38 RBI, 39 runs scored and seven stolen bases.

July 25, 2021 01:20 PM
Royals' Andrew Benintendi: Sitting versus southpaw
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Benintendi is out of the lineup Sunday against the Tigers.

Benintendi started the past 12 games, including three against left-handed starters, but he'll take a seat Sunday versus Detroit southpaw Tarik Skubal. The outfielder is 1-for-19 with a double, a walk, two RBI and four runs in his past five games. Jarrod Dyson will work in left field in his absence.

July 11, 2021 10:32 AM
Royals' Andrew Benintendi: Homers, records three hits
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Benintendi went 3-for-5 with a home run, an additional RBI and an additional run scored in Saturday's loss against Cleveland.

Benintendi was one of the Royals' top offensive performers in this loss, and the former Red Sox outfielder continues to make an impact at the plate on a steady basis. He is also riding a decent power surge after going yard in three of his last seven contests.

July 7, 2021 12:08 AM
Royals' Andrew Benintendi: Smacks two-run homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Benintendi went 1-for-5 with a two-run home run in Tuesday's 7-6 win over Cincinnati.

The outfielder sparked Kansas City's comeback win with his eighth-inning blast, which was his first hit since he returned from a fractured rib. Benintendi sat out Monday's game as manager Mike Matheny eases him back into the lineup. The 27-year-old is slashing .278/.333/.432 with nine homers, 33 RBI, 32 runs scored and seven stolen bases through 249 plate appearances.

July 5, 2021 03:08 PM
Royals' Andrew Benintendi: Not starting Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Benintendi is on the bench for Monday's series opener against the Reds.

He sits just a day after being activated from the injured list and going 0-for-3 with a pair of strikeouts. Hunter Dozier will start in left field Monday, with Hanser Alberto filling in at third base.

July 4, 2021 11:16 PM
Royals' Andrew Benintendi: Kept quiet in return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Benintendi (ribs) went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts in Sunday's 6-2 loss to Minnesota.

Benintendi missed three weeks with a fractured right rib. Now that he's healthy, he should work his way into an everyday role in left field. Benintendi is slashing .279/.336/.423 with eight home runs, 31 RBI, 31 runs scored and seven stolen bases through 244 plate appearances.

July 4, 2021 11:32 PM
Royals' Andrew Benintendi: Returns from IL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Benintendi (ribs) was activated from the 10-day injured list Sunday. He will bat second and play left field for the series finale against Minnesota.

The outfielder has been on the injured list since June 14 with a fractured right rib, and he will make his return to the Kansas City lineup Sunday. Benintendi had gotten hot at the plate before getting injured, hitting .302 with five homers and 20 RBI in his last 27 games. Edward Olivares was optioned to Triple-A Omaha in a corresponding move.

June 30, 2021 11:28 AM
Royals' Andrew Benintendi: Making solid progress in recovery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Royals manager Mike Matheny said Monday that he received positive reports regarding Benintendi's recovery from a right rib fracture, and the outfielder could soon resume baseball activities, reports. "You can tell he's lost a lot of that -- whether it's coughing or sneezing -- pain that was going with that," Matheny said of Benintendi. "Unfortunately, when you have that injury, you are so subjected to testing it without wanting to. Whatever reason, when you have that injury, seems like you sneeze more than you've ever sneezed in your life. But he says none of that's bothering him anymore."

Matheny noted that Benintendi has inquired about when he can resume rotational activity and light hitting, an indication that he's not experiencing recurring pain in his rib cage. The Royals have yet to formally outline a rehab program for Benintendi at this point, however, and the club could be inclined to err on the side of caution and hold the 26-year-old out through the All-Star break. Benintendi was hitting .283 with eight home runs, seven stolen bases, 31 runs and 31 RBI in 60 games before landing on the 10-day injured list June 14.

June 14, 2021 03:52 PM
Royals' Andrew Benintendi: Placed on injured list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Benintendi was placed on the 10-day injured list with a right rib fracture Monday.

Benintendi apparently sustained his injury while making a throw in Oakland, and he felt fine prior to Monday morning. However, he was diagnosed with a hairline fracture and will spend time on the injured list as a result. Edward Olivares could see playing time in left field after he was called up in a corresponding move.

June 13, 2021 09:48 PM
Royals' Andrew Benintendi: Belts eighth home run
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Benintendi went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's 6-3 loss against the Athletics.

Benintendi slammed a solo home run off Chris Bassitt in the third inning Sunday. The 26-year-old is slashing .283/.340/.429, his best line since 2018. He has eight home runs, 31 RBI and 31 runs in 241 plate appearances. Half of his long balls this season have come in the first two weeks of June.

June 11, 2021 01:48 PM
Royals' Andrew Benintendi: Launches seventh homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Benintendi went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and an additional run scored in Thursday's 6-1 win over Oakland.

In the seventh inning, Benintendi got on with a single and came around to score on Hunter Dozier's RBI double. Benintendi added a solo shot in the eighth to pad Kansas City's lead. The outfielder's resurgent season continues, as he's posted a .288/.345/.428 slash line with seven home runs, 30 RBI, 29 runs scored and seven stolen bases across 229 plate appearances. He's trimmed his strikeout rate from 32.7 percent last year to 19.2 this season, which has likely played a role in his return to his usual level of production after an injury-plagued 2020.

June 8, 2021 05:12 PM
Royals' Andrew Benintendi: Day off Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Benintendi will sit Tuesday against the Angels.

Benintendi finds himself on the bench for just the fifth time this season. He's bounced back nicely from a poor and injury-shortened 2020 season, hitting .289/.344/.418. Edward Olivares starts in left field in his absence.

June 6, 2021 05:00 PM
Royals' Andrew Benintendi: Homers, triples Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Benintendi went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and a triple in Saturday's loss to the Twins.

Benintendi recorded his first triple of the season in the bottom of the first inning and later blasted his sixth long ball off Jose Berrios, but his strong performance wasn't enough to lift the Royals to a win. That said, the outfielder extended his hitting streak to six games and has recorded three multi-hit contests during that stretch.

June 5, 2021 10:00 PM
Royals' Andrew Benintendi: Swipes bag Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Benintendi went 1-for-3 with an RBI and a stolen base in Thursday's 6-5 win over Minnesota. He was also hit by a pitch.

Benintendi got his RBI the hard way, as he was plunked with the bases loaded in the third inning to give Kansas City its first lead of the game. The outfielder is now 7-for-13 in stolen base attempts -- the six times caught stealing represent a career high. He's slashing .292/.351/.400 with five home runs, 24 RBI and 25 runs scored across 205 plate appearances in what's been a solid bounce-back campaign.

June 2, 2021 01:00 PM
Royals' Andrew Benintendi: Delivers grand slam in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Benintendi went 2-for-5 with a grand slam and another RBI during Tuesday's win over the Pirates.

With the score knotted at 4-4, Benintendi gave the Royals the lead for good by cranking his second career grand slam on the first pitch he saw against Wil Crowe in the fifth inning. The 26-year-old also contributed an RBI single in the first frame for a season-high five RBI. After a rough start to the year, Benintendi has started to find his groove, knocking five long balls while raising his batting average to a team-leading .291.

May 29, 2021 11:08 AM
Royals' Andrew Benintendi: Not starting Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Benintendi isn't starting Saturday's game against the Twins.

Benintendi had gone 3-for-10 with a home run, two runs scored, a walk and two strikeouts in the last three games. Whit Merrifield will shift to left field while Hanser Alberto starts at second base.

May 27, 2021 10:24 AM
Royals' Andrew Benintendi: Slugs fourth homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Benintendi went 1-for-4 with a solo home run Thursday against the Rays.

Benintendi led off the ninth inning with his fourth home run of the season to knot the game at 1-1. It was his first long ball since he went yard twice May 1. Despite the lack of power, Benintendi is hitting .282/.344/.387 with six stolen bases, 22 runs scored and 16 RBI across 180 plate appearances for the season.

May 23, 2021 01:08 PM
Royals' Andrew Benintendi: Plates three in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Benintendi went 2-for-3 with a walk, three RBI, a stolen base and a run scored in Saturday's 7-5 win over Detroit.

Benintendi opened the scoring with a two-RBI single in the first inning. He added another RBI single in the fifth inning to stretch Kansas City's lead to 5-3 at the time. The outfielder then used his speed after a seventh-inning walk. He stole second and advanced to third on a wild pitch before scoring on a Kelvin Gutierrez groundout. Benintendi has gone 6-for-10 in stolen base attempts this year. He sports a .288/.349/.379 slash line with three home runs, 15 RBI and 20 runs scored across 169 plate appearances.

May 16, 2021 02:44 PM
Royals' Andrew Benintendi: Not starting Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Benintendi is out of the lineup Saturday against the White Sox.

The lefty hitter will sit against hard-throwing southpaw Carlos Rodon. Benintendi has overcome an unremarkable early-season stretch and raised his batting average to .276 with 11 RBI and five stolen bases. Jarrod Dyson gets the start in left Saturday, but Benintendi figures to return to the lineup Sunday against right-hander Dylan Cease.

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Cincinnati, OH
Kansas City Royals
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2015: Golden Spike