3B,SS - KC
Royals shortstop Adalberto Mondesi underwent successful surgery to repair his torn ACL last week. He is recovering in Kansas City.
Mondesi sadly tore his ACL scrambling to get back to first base on a pick-off attempt a couple of weeks ago. The talented speedster just cannot catch a break, as he has only been able to play more than 75 games once in his seven-year career. He was the odds on favorite this year to lead the majors in stolen bases. His injury certainly left fantasy managers scrambling to find some speed.
Royals president of baseball operations Dayton Moore revealed SS Adalberto Mondesi has suffered a tear in his left ACL and has been placed on the 10-day IL according to The Athletic's Alec Lewis.
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Adalberto Mondesi is headed to the IL after an MRI showed structural damage in his knee.
Mondesi exited Tuesday's game in the sixth inning with a knee injury that occurred when he turned quickly on a pickoff attempt. In 50 at-bats this year, he has slashed .140/.204/.344 with five stolen bases and three runs scored. Optimistic managers with IL room can stash him, but for those without space, he is droppable in all but the deepest redraft formats at this point. Some combination of Nicky Lopez, Hunter Dozier, and Whit Merrifield will now occupy the Royals' infield.
Adalberto Mondesi left Tuesday's game against the White Sox with an apparent injury.
Mondesi was on first and appeared to injure himself getting back to the bag on a pickoff play. Edward Olivares replaced Mondesi as the runner. The injury appeared to be to his leg, though the Royals haven't announced anything yet. They'll likely update his status at some point after the game so fantasy managers will want to monitor reports.
Royals shortstop Adalberto Mondesi went 1-for-3 and drove in one run Wednesday night in the Royals' 2-0 win over the Twins.
Mondesi has hits in just tow of his last five games for the Royals, going just 2-for-16 in that span. The shortstop has struggled at the plate early this season, hitting just .147 with two runs batted in and three stolen bases.