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Mondesi shut down after collision at first base

Royals cautious after second baseman shows signs of concussion
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SURPIRSE, Ariz. -- Royals infielder Raul Mondesi was shut down Saturday to recover from a collision at first base during an 11-7 loss against the A's on Friday night.

Mondesi showed symptoms of a mild concussion after the collision, so the Royals are being precautious with regards to his activity. He likely will be re-evaluated Sunday.

SURPIRSE, Ariz. -- Royals infielder Raul Mondesi was shut down Saturday to recover from a collision at first base during an 11-7 loss against the A's on Friday night.

Mondesi showed symptoms of a mild concussion after the collision, so the Royals are being precautious with regards to his activity. He likely will be re-evaluated Sunday.

Royals manager Ned Yost seemed hopeful that Mondesi would be available to practice again in a day or two.

"I just saw him this morning, and he said he feels much better," Yost said. "We'll see how he feels tomorrow, and if he is asymptomatic, he can practice."

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Mondesi, who is in a battle for the starting second base job, collided with Jaff Decker of the A's while covering first base in the seventh inning. Mondesi was down on the ground for several minutes before walking off the field with trainers.

Mondesi, 21, is hitting .450 this spring with a double and a home run.

Jeffrey Flanagan has covered the Royals since 1991, and for MLB.com since 2015. Follow him on Twitter @FlannyMLB.

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