Pasquantino departs with good shoulder discomfort

7: 46 PM UTC

KANSAS CITY — The Royals’ offensive outburst to originate Monday afternoon’s game against the White Sox snappily turned to enlighten an inning later when first baseman Vinnie Pasquantino perceived to anguish himself on a swing that resulted in a flyout within the 2d inning at Kauffman Stadium.

On an 0-2 count against White Sox reliever Vince Velasquez, Pasquantino swung at a slider on the inside fragment of the plate and grimaced good away as the ball traveled to heart field.

The Royals presented that Pasquantino left the game with good shoulder discomfort and is being evaluated.

The Royals’ rookie cleanup hitter held his good arm and hand as he jogged down the essential-tainted line and perceived to be in severe anguish as the inning ended. He bent over serene retaining the damage teach as supervisor Mike Matheny and a Royals trainer got here out to verify on him, and Pasquantino went straight into the dugout tunnel with the instructor.

Nick Pratto took over for Pasquantino first and most fundamental tainted.

Pasquantino, 24, is slashing .263/.350/.434 with eight home runs since his callup at the discontinue of June, snappily emerging as one of the crucial Royals’ ideally fine young hitters. He earned American League Player of the Week honors for Aug. 8-14 when he batted .455 with four home runs and 6 RBIs across six games. He’s reached tainted safely in 27 of 31 games since July 16 — at the side of his stroll that contributed to the Royals’ four-bustle first inning Monday — and is slashing .306/.371/.514 with 11 extra tainted hits in that time.

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