MLB: GM of the Royals says that this player would no longer be a starter in 2022 and explains why?

He was supposed to infielder Adalberto Mondesí would be the shortstop of the future of the team Kansas City Royals after a tremendous breakout season in 2018. In that year, Mondesí hit .276 / .306 / .498, with 14 homers and 32 stolen bases in just 75 games.

That power seemed to slip away from him the next two seasons, though, as he hit 16 home runs in 161 games between the 2019 and 2020 seasons, producing a combined line of .260 / .292 / .421:

However, he still had the speed, scoring 67 stolen bases in that time. Then 2021 saw Mondesí sidelined by a series of injuries, limiting him to just 10 games during the first five months of the season.

In an interview in August, KC Royals General Manager Dayton Moore, frankly admitted that the club no longer views Mondesí as an everyday player who they would expect to play more than 100 games a year.

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Mondesí, the son of former Dominican outfielder Raúl Mondesí, returned to the club in September, after being transferred to third base, and saw action in 25 more games before the season ended.

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I am a fan of the King of Sports, especially the Boston Red Sox in MLB and in general all of Mexican baseball. This profession has given me the opportunity to cover major events such as the Caribbean Series, the LMB All Star, LMP (uninterrupted since 2009), signings of important players. I had the chance to attend the 2013 World Classic in Arizona, USA, albeit as a fan. Apart from this beautiful sport, I love basketball, where I have also narrated games and even a friendly NBA 10 years ago, but I carry baseball in my veins. Graduated in Communication Sciences from the Autonomous University of Sinaloa (UAS) , from which I graduated in 2011. I was born in Mazatlán, Sinaloa and started in the world of sports journalism in 2004 in the newspaper El Sol de Mazatlán, where I was a baseball columnist and reporter at the same time. In January 2009 I came to El Debate as a journalist reporter and it was almost six years (in the first stage), until in November 2014 I emigrated to the radio providing my services in Línea Directa-Grupo RSN. My cycle there ended in July 2019 and within days, El Debate gave me another opportunity to work and opened the doors for me again. That is how I came to Al Bat, where I have been since 2019 as a web journalist.

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MLB: GM of the Royals says that this player would no longer be a starter in 2022 and explains why?