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  • Bobby Witt Jr. Sitting Out Against Red Sox

    Kansas City Royals rookie shortstop Bobby Witt Jr. is not in the starting lineup on Friday against the Boston Red Sox. It appears to be a normal day of rest for the 22-year-old youngster, who is slashing .257/.300/.456 with 15 home runs, 53 RBI, 54 runs scored and 21 stolen bases in his first 373 major league at-bats. He should be back in there on Saturday. In his absence, Nicky Lopez will handle shortstop duties and will hit ninth in the lineup against Red Sox right-hander Josh Winckowski on Friday. Lopez is a DFS option that should be avoided. The 27-year-old is still searching for his first round-tripper of the season and is hitting .249/.308/.297 with 13 RBI and 10 stolen bases in 313 at-bats for the Royals.

    Aug 5 · Source via Royals Bobby Witt Jr.
  • Bobby Witt Jr. Back In Action Tuesday

    Kansas City Royals rookie shortstop Bobby Witt Jr. (hand) is back at shortstop and is hitting second on Tuesday against the Chicago White Sox and right-hander Lucas Giolito. Witt sat out on Monday with a minor hand injury, but his fantasy managers will be able to get him back into their lineups on Tuesday. The 22-year-old has played in only five games since the All-Star break because of nagging injuries, and he's gone 5-for-19 (.263) with a homer, four RBI, three runs scored and three stolen bases in that time. Overall, the first-year MLB player is slashing .255/.299/.452 with 14 home runs, 51 RBI, 51 runs scored and 20 stolen bases. Get the youngster back in your lineups in single-year formats.

    Aug 2 · Source via Royals Bobby Witt Jr.
  • Bobby Witt Jr. To Sit Out On Monday

    Kansas City Royals shortstop Bobby Witt Jr. (hamstring, hand) was hit by a pitch in the hand and forced to exit early during Sunday's game. Now, the Royals are going to play it safe and keep Witt out of the lineup for Monday's contest. He has been dealing with a hamstring issue as well, so the Royals don't want to risk it. This doesn't sound like the type of injury that is going to force Witt to the injured list. Fantasy managers should expect Witt back in the lineup within the next day or two.

    Aug 1 · Source via Royals Bobby Witt Jr.
  • Bobby Witt Jr. Returns Against Yankees

    Kansas City Royals rookie shortstop Bobby Witt Jr. (hamstring) is back in the starting lineup on Saturday against New York Yankees left-hander Nestor Cortes, serving as the designated hitter and batting second in the lineup. Fantasy managers were beginning to wonder if Witt would require a trip to the injured list after he missed the last five games with a hamstring injury, but he'll return on Saturday after ramping up baseball activities on Friday. The 22-year-old's five-category upside makes him an everyday starter in single-year fantasy leagues. In his first big-league season, he's hitting .258/.301/.459 with 14 long balls, 51 RBI, 51 runs scored and 20 stolen bases in 353 at-bats.

    Jul 30 · Source via Royals Bobby Witt Jr.
  • Bobby Witt Jr. Remains Out Friday

    Kansas City Royals rookie shortstop Bobby Witt Jr. (hamstring) is still out of the starting lineup on Friday against the New York Yankees. Witt will miss his fifth straight game with a hamstring injury, but he's expected to avoid a trip to the injured list. If the 22-year-old can't return at some point this weekend, that could change quickly. It remains to be seen if he'll be available off the bench on Friday. Shortstop prospect Maikel Garcia was called up from the minors this week and started in his first MLB game on Thursday, going 0-for-4 with a strikeout. Garcia has struck out twice in his first five plate appearances. With Witt out again, he's starting at the 6 and hitting eighth against Yankees right-hander Gerrit Cole on Friday.

    Jul 29 · Source via Royals Bobby Witt Jr.
  • Bobby Witt Jr. Still Out Against Yankees

    Kansas City Royals rookie shortstop Bobby Witt Jr. (hamstring) remains out of the starting lineup on Thursday against the New York Yankees. Witt will miss his fourth straight game, but he did some running on Wednesday and has a good chance of avoiding a stay on the injured list. The Royals recalled infielder Maikel Garcia from Double-A Northwest Arkansas, and he will make his first MLB start at shortstop while hitting eighth against Yankees right-hander Jameson Taillon on Thursday. Garcia made his big-league debut on July 15 against the Toronto Blue Jays and struck out in his only plate appearance. The team's No. 19 prospect, per MLB Pipeline, was hitting .291/.369/.409 with four home runs, 33 RBI, 63 runs scored and 27 stolen bases in 78 games for Northwest Arkansas before his call-up.

    Jul 28 · Source via Royals Bobby Witt Jr.
  • Bobby Witt Jr. Remains Out Wednesday

    Kansas City Royals rookie shortstop Bobby Witt Jr. (hamstring) remains out of the starting lineup on Wednesday against the Los Angeles Angels. Witt will miss his third straight game after injuring his hamstring on Sunday. For now, fantasy managers should continue to consider him day-to-day, but hopefully he'll be back at some point this weekend. Nicky Lopez is back at shortstop on Wednesday and is hitting ninth against Angels right-hander Janson Junk. Lopez is hitting .343 (12-for-35) in 10 games over the last two weeks, but he's still searching for his first home run of the year and remains a low-upside DFS play in the nine-hole.

    Jul 27 · Source via Royals Bobby Witt Jr.
  • Bobby Witt Jr. Remains Out On Tuesday

    Kansas City Royals shortstop Bobby Witt Jr. (hamstring) will miss his second consecutive game on Tuesday as the team takes on left-hander Jose Suarez and the Los Angeles Angels. Nicky Lopez will be handling shortstop duties once again for the game. Witt exited this past Sunday's contest with hamstring tightness. The injury flared up while he was stealing second base in the game. All indications are that the injury is minor and he remains day-to-day at this point. The 22-year-old rookie has slashed .258/.301/.459 with 14 home runs, 20 stolen bases, 51 RBI and 51 runs across 91 games on the year.

    Jul 26 · Source via Royals Bobby Witt Jr.
  • Bobby Witt Jr. Sitting Monday

    Kansas City Royals rookie shortstop Bobby Witt Jr. (hamstring) is not in the starting lineup on Monday against the Los Angeles Angels. Witt left the game early on Sunday and will miss the series opener on Monday against the Angels as a result. Fantasy managers should consider the 22-year-old to be day-to-day for now. Nicky Lopez will play shortstop on Monday and hit ninth against Angels right-hander Noah Syndergaard. Lopez is hitting .252/.302/.304 on the season with seven stolen bases in 89 games, but he has just five home runs in his four major league seasons and still hasn't cleared the fences in 2022. He's a low-upside DFS option.

    Jul 25 · Source via Royals Bobby Witt Jr.
  • Bobby Witt Jr. Pulled Due To Hamstring Tightness

    Kansas City Royals shortstop Bobby Witt Jr. (hamstring) was forced to exit early during Sunday's game against the Tampa Bay Rays. The 22-year-old was removed in the second inning due to hamstring tightness. This injury likely occurred in the first inning when Witt was running the bases. At the moment, fantasy managers can consider Witt day-to-day, but that might not last long. The organization will have Witt undergo further evaluation and reveal a better timetable after that.

    Jul 24 · Source via Royals Bobby Witt Jr.
  • Bobby Witt Jr. Exits In The Second Inning On Sunday

    Kansas City Royals shortstop Bobby Witt Jr. was removed in the second inning of Sunday's game against the Tampa Bay Rays. In his first and only at-bat of the game, which came in the first inning, he hit a single. After the single, he wound up stealing second base and tagging up to third base. He may have suffered an injury at some point while running the bases, but the team has yet to provide a reason for his removal. Nicky Lopez took over at shortstop to begin the second inning. We should have an update on Witt's status soon, so make sure to stay tuned.

    Jul 24 · Source via Royals Bobby Witt Jr.
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