Third Base - Chicago White Sox
Height: 6' 2"
Date of Birth: May 27, 1995 (25 years old)
White Sox's Yoan Moncada: Plates run Thursday
Moncada went 1-for-4 with an RBI in Thursday's loss against Cleveland.Moncada has been struggling offensively to begin the year, but at least he managed to contribute with a run here -- his RBI single scored Tim Anderson in the bottom of the first inning. Moncada is only hitting .191 with a .573 OPS through his first 54 plate appearances.
White Sox's Yoan Moncada: Homers on Opening Day
Moncada was back in the lineup Thursday and went 1-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in a 6-0 victory over Kansas City.Moncada returned to the lineup after Wednesday's rest day and slotted in at cleanup for the White Sox on their Opening Day. It's been a sluggish start for Moncada, who entered Thursday's game with a .182 batting average and 12 strikeouts over 22 at-bats. The one-day breather may have helped, as he did not strikeout for the first time in seven games. Moncada has been manager Tony La Russa's early choice to fill-in as the cleanup hitter, replacing Eloy Jimenez (pectoral).
White Sox's Yoan Moncada: Starting Saturday
Moncada (leg) is in the lineup for Saturday's spring game against the Rockies, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.Moncada left Friday's game shortly after fouling a ball off his leg but will be back in action just one day later. The issue shouldn't impact the third baseman's availability for Opening Day.
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