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Top Yoan Moncada News

  • White Sox's Yoan Moncada: Feels healthy ahead of spring

    Moncada said Thursday that he's feeling healthy after being plagued by chronic back and leg issues the previous two seasons, Bruce Levine of 670TheScore.com reports.

    Moncada told reporters he's been focused this offseason on improving his core strength after he was limited to just 104 games in 2022 and 92 games in 2023. The 28-year-old has slashed just .234/.288/.386 over that span, and it has seemed like he's never been totally healthy. Moncada will report to spring training early this year ahead of what he hopes will be a bounce-back 2024 campaign. The White Sox hold a $25 million option on him for 2025, so it could be a walk year for the third baseman.

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  • White Sox's Yoan Moncada: Playing multiple positions possible

    White Sox general manager Chris Getz on Tuesday wouldn't rule out Moncada playing multiple positions in 2024, Vinnie Duber of AllCHGO.com reports.

    "I think he is capable of playing different positions," Getz said of Moncada. "He's played some second base with us. I think he's a better third baseman than second baseman. That doesn't mean there aren't going to be some days where perhaps he goes over to second base or plays first base and perhaps even the outfield. We'll do what's best for our club." Duber cautions that "the expectation is still that Moncada will be the White Sox's everyday third baseman in 2024." However, it it sounds like he could bounce around a bit if the situation calls for it. Moncada has been used exclusively at third base since 2019.

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  • White Sox's Yoan Moncada: Sitting Sunday

    Moncada is not in Sunday's lineup against the Padres.

    He will open the final game of the season on the bench, with Lenyn Sosa getting the nod at the hot corner. Moncada played in only 92 games this year due mostly to a major back injury, but he finished extremely strong, slashing .316/.358/.553 with eight home runs over his final 42 games.

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  • White Sox's Yoan Moncada: Mashes solo homer

    Moncada went 1-for-2 with a solo homer and a second run scored in Thursday's 3-1 victory over the Diamondbacks.

    Moncada drew a leadoff walk in his first plate appearance before coming around to score on an Andrew Vaughn home run that put the White Sox up 2-0. The third baseman would then add an insurance run with a leadoff shot to open the bottom of the fourth, giving him five long balls this month to go along with 11 RBI. Moncada's hit safely in six of his last eight games, though he's also struck out at least one time in 12 straight.

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  • White Sox's Yoan Moncada: On bench Wednesday

    Moncada is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Diamondbacks.

    Moncada is receiving his second day off in a three-game stretch. He went 1-for-4 in his last start Tuesday. Prior to that, he had a five-game stretch in which he had a .786 OPS. With the 28-year-old on the bench, Lenyn Sosa gets the start at third base.

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  • White Sox's Yoan Moncada: Not starting Sunday

    Moncada is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Red Sox.

    Moncada started the past five games and will receive a day off after he posted a .786 OPS and 42.9 percent strikeout rate in that stretch. Lenyn Sosa will handle the hot corner and bat seventh for Sunday's series finale in Boston.

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  • White Sox's Yoan Moncada: Homers Tuesday

    Moncada went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and an additional RBI in Tuesday's loss to the Nationals.

    Moncada put the White Sox ahead 2-1 in the seventh inning with a 412-foot blast off Jackson Rutledge, his ninth homer of the season. The 28-year-old third baseman has put together a strong second half, batting .331 (42-for-127) with six homers and a .925 OPS in his last 35 games. Overall, Moncada's slashing .262/.304/.417 with 38 RBI and 35 runs scored across 329 plate appearances this season.

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  • White Sox's Yoan Moncada: Out of lineup

    Moncada is out of the lineup Sunday versus the Twins.

    Moncada had appeared in six straight games after not starting Sept. 10 due to aggravating his knee in the prior game. In the six-game span, the third baseman is 5-for-23. Zach Remillard will take his place in the lineup Sunday.

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  • White Sox's Yoan Moncada: Will return Monday

    Moncada (knee) is in the lineup for Monday's game against the Royals.

    Moncada aggravated a knee injury Saturday and was held out Sunday, but that was apparently all he needed to put the issue behind him. He will man the hot corner and hit fifth Monday night.

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  • White Sox's Yoan Moncada: Out with sore knee

    Moncada (knee) is not in the lineup Sunday at Detroit.

    Moncada made an early exit from Saturday's loss to the Tigers because of right knee discomfort, and it remains unclear how much time he might miss. Elvis Andrus is playing third base for the White Sox on Sunday.

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  • White Sox's Yoan Moncada: Dealing with sore knee

    Moncada aggravated his right knee injury on a swing during Saturday's loss to the Tigers, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

    It's not clear when Moncada initially hurt the knee, but evidently he made it worse while in the batter's box Saturday and was icing in postgame. Whether the injury is possibly more than a day-to-day situation isn't known. Moncada did finish Saturday's contest, going 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.

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  • White Sox's Yoan Moncada: Homers in third straight

    Moncada went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI in Friday's 6-0 victory over the Tigers.

    Moncada's two-out, two-run blast in the seventh inning broke a scoreless tie and was all the White Sox would need to earn the victory. He later added an RBI single in the eighth to provide his squad's final run of the evening. Moncada has hit a home run in three straight games to bring his season total up to eight. He's slashing .264/.308/.418 through 76 games this season.

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  • White Sox's Yoan Moncada: Smacks sixth homer

    Moncada went 2-for-3 with a walk and a two-run home run Tuesday against the Royals.

    Moncada homered for the sixth time this season, half of which have come in his last 21 games. He's also chipped in 12 RBI while hitting .333 in that span, albeit with a 28.9 percent strikeout rate. Moncada has inched closer to being a league-average hitter this season, though his fantasy profile is still underwhelming as he has only one stolen base with 30 RBI and 26 runs scored across 284 plate appearances.

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  • White Sox's Yoan Moncada: Gets Wednesday off

    Moncada is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Orioles.

    He'll give way at third base to Elvis Andrus in the series finale. Moncada started in each of the last six games, going 9-for-21 with a home run, three doubles, two walks, six RBI and three runs.

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  • White Sox's Yoan Moncada: Perfect at plate Sunday

    Moncada went 4-for-4 with two doubles, two RBI and one run scored in Sunday's 6-1 win over the Athletics.

    Moncada has gone 12-for-32 (.375) with five extra-base hits and eight RBI over his last nine contests. His two-run double in the seventh inning generated the final runs of the game. The third baseman is at a .246/.288/.381 slash line with five home runs, one stolen base, 28 RBI, 24 runs scored and 16 doubles over 67 games this season.

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  • White Sox's Yoan Moncada: Blasts three-run homer

    Moncada went 1-for-3 with a three-run home run in Saturday's win over the Athletics.

    Moncada took JP Sears yard in the third inning for his fifth long ball of the season, driving in Tim Anderson and Eloy Jimenez. The third baseman has now hit safely in seven of his last eight appearances, a stretch in which he's batting 8-for-28 (.286) with six RBI but striking out 31 percent of the time.

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  • White Sox's Yoan Moncada: Gets rest day

    Moncada is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Mariners.

    The White Sox will hand Moncada and Andrew Benintendi veterans' days off while the club concludes its series against Seattle with a matinee contest after a night game. Elvis Andrus will slide over from the middle infield to replace Moncada at third base.

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  • White Sox's Yoan Moncada: Belts homer in loss

    Moncada went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Saturday's loss to the Brewers.

    Moncada tagged Brandon Woodruff for a solo shot to center field in the sixth inning, marking his first homer since returning from a lengthy stay on the injured list July 25. The third baseman has seen his power drop off since going deep 25 times in 2019, as he has since topped out at 14 homers over 144 contests in 2021. With just four long balls and one stolen base across 54 games, Moncada has been waiver-wire fodder in most fantasy formats this season.

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  • White Sox's Yoan Moncada: Day off Friday

    Moncada isn't starting Friday against the Guardians, Vinnie Duber of AllCHGO.com reports.

    Moncada is 2-for-11 with an RBI and five strikeouts since returning from the injured list, and he'll catch a breather Friday. Jake Burger will take Moncada's place in the hot corner, allowing Zach Remillard to start at second base and bat eighth.

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  • White Sox's Yoan Moncada: Hitless in return

    Moncada went 0-for-3 with an RBI against the Cubs on Tuesday.

    Moncada returned from a six-week absence caused by a back issue to start at third base and hit fifth. He struck out twice but managed a sacrifice fly in the seventh inning. There was some concern about Moncada's potential for playing time given the power production of Jake Burger while Moncada was sidelined, though Burger slid to second base Tuesday. That could leave both Zach Remillard and Elvis Andrus as the biggest playing-time losers due to Moncada's return.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 225 lbs
Birthplace: Abreus, Cuba
Age: 28
Experience: 6
Bats/Throws: S, R