12:57PM: The Royals have formally introduced the transfer, with Mondesi despatched to the 10-day IL with a strained left indirect. O’Hearn has been recalled from Triple-A.
12:41PM: Royals shortstop Adalberto Mondesi appears to be like to be going again onto the 10-day injured record with an indirect harm, GM Dayton Moore informed the Kansas Metropolis Star’s Lynn Worthy (Twitter links) and different reporters. First baseman/outfielder Ryan O’Hearn will possible be the Triple-A call-up that replaces Mondesi on the lively roster.
Mondesi was eliminated after six innings in yesterday’s 7-3 Royals victory over the Purple Sox on account of discomfort in his left facet. This newest indirect harm is on the other facet of the physique from the opposite indirect pressure that sidelined Mondesi at the beginning of the season, delaying his debut till Might 25.
Between that prolonged IL stint and one other journey to the injured record for a hamstring pressure, Mondesi has appeared in solely 10 video games all season. Whereas Mondesi has made probably the most of that temporary enjoying time by posting a 1.212 OPS in 38 plate appearances, it has so far been a misplaced season for the 25-year-old.
As soon as one among baseball’s prime prospects, Mondesi has proven flashes of that potential over his 318 profession MLB video games, together with a torrid stretch final September that noticed him submit a 1.130 OPS over his final 93 PA. Nonetheless, Mondesi’s scorching streak was tempered by a depressing .440 OPS in his first 140 PA of the 2020 season, and he has been hampered by accidents each this season and in 2019. Mondesi has already displayed sturdy protection, velocity, and baserunning expertise, so it isn’t out of the query that he may nonetheless unlock some superstar-level manufacturing with extra constant hitting and if he can simply keep on the sector.