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Yost cautious, gives Mondesi extra day of rest

Infielder dealing with sore right shoulder
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MINNEAPOLIS -- Adalberto Mondesi was out of the Royals' starting lineup for the 6-5 loss to Minnesota on Sunday at Target Field. Mondesi was scratched for a second straight day after aggravating his right shoulder while diving for a ball during Friday night's loss to the Twins.

But Kansas City manager Ned Yost said the injury won't keep Mondesi sidelined for a prolonged period of time, and that he expects the 23-year-old infielder to be back in the lineup on Monday.

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MINNEAPOLIS -- Adalberto Mondesi was out of the Royals' starting lineup for the 6-5 loss to Minnesota on Sunday at Target Field. Mondesi was scratched for a second straight day after aggravating his right shoulder while diving for a ball during Friday night's loss to the Twins.

But Kansas City manager Ned Yost said the injury won't keep Mondesi sidelined for a prolonged period of time, and that he expects the 23-year-old infielder to be back in the lineup on Monday.

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"He dove for a ball and pinched his shoulder a little bit," Yost said. "It was a little sore yesterday. He could have played. I didn't even ask him today -- figured I'd give him another day and [he should be] ready to go tomorrow."

Mondesi did enter as a baserunner on Sunday. After Salvador Perez reached on a two-out single in the ninth, Mondesi pinch-ran for him and stole two bases.

Mondesi is hitting .269 with three homers and 11 RBIs in 30 games since being recalled from Triple-A Omaha on June 17. Near the end of March, Mondesi was placed on the 10-day disabled list with right shoulder impingement syndrome.

"Just being extra cautious," Yost said. "He's playing so well. … It's more caution on my part than anything else."

Mondesi was the Royals' No. 1 prospect in 2014 and 2015 according to MLB Pipeline and has played at least 25 games at the Major League level each year since 2016.

Jarrid Denney is reporter for MLB.com based in Minneapolis.

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