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Top Michael Massey News

  • Royals' Michael Massey: On bench Friday

    Massey is not in the lineup Friday against the Yankees.

    Massey went 2-for-4 with a homer and two RBI in Thursday's series finale against the Tigers, but he'll take a seat Friday with the Yankees sending left-hander Carlos Rodon to the bump. Matt Duffy is starting at second base and batting seventh.

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  • Royals' Michael Massey: Hits two-run shot

    Massey went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in Thursday's loss against the Tigers.

    Massey jumped on a hanging sinker from Sawyer Gipson-Long in the top of the third inning and sent it into the stands in right field, putting the Royals up 3-0. He later added a single but was left stranded, giving him his sixth multi-hit game this month. The second baseman is now up to 15 home runs on the season, with five of them coming in September.

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  • Royals' Michael Massey: Sitting versus lefty

    Massey is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Tigers.

    Nick Loftin will play second base and bat sixth as tough left-hander Tarik Skubal toes the slab for Detroit. Massey has posted a weak .591 OPS in 87 plate appearances versus lefties this year.

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  • Royals' Michael Massey: Hits bench versus lefty

    Massey isn't in the Royals' lineup Friday against the Astros.

    With southpaw Framber Valdez set to start on the mound for Houston, the lefty-hitting Massey will retreat to the dugout. Nick Loftin will handle second base for Kansas City and bat sixth.

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  • Royals' Michael Massey: Not in Tuesday's lineup

    Massey is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Guardians.

    Massey's bat has come alive in September with an .892 OPS and four homers in 13 games, but he'll receive a day off after going 0-for-3 with a walk, an RBI and a run Monday. Nick Loftin will man the keystone and bat sixth against Cleveland lefty Logan Allen.

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  • Royals' Michael Massey: Hits homer in third straight game

    Massey went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Friday's 4-2 win over the Astros.

    Massey has gone 4-for-13 with three homers and six RBI over his last three games. His blast Friday provided an insurance run in the eighth inning. The late power surge has him up to 14 long balls on the year to go with a .224/.270/.380 slash line, 52 RBI, 39 runs scored and six stolen bases through 117 contests. While he had started to lose time to Nick Loftin, Massey's improved hitting has helped him stay in the lineup more regularly.

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  • Royals' Michael Massey: Homers again Wednesday

    Massey went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Wednesday's 7-1 win over the White Sox.

    Massey has homered three times over his last six games, driving in seven runs in that span. The second baseman has also collected just one other hit over that stretch while striking out eight times. He's up to 13 long balls, 51 RBI, 38 runs scored, six stolen bases and a .222/.268/.371 slash line through 116 contests this season. With the Royals in prospect evaluation mode, he may not see a full-time role for the remainder of the season, as Nick Loftin has also seen time at the keystone.

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  • Royals' Michael Massey: Hits 12th homer

    Massey went 1-for-5 with a three-run home run, a hit-by-pitch and two total runs scored in an 11-10 win over the White Sox in the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader.

    Massey was on the bench for the matinee game before handling the keystone in the nightcap. The second baseman has had mixed results in September, hitting .235 with two homers and six RBI while also posting a 2:11 BB:K over nine contests this month. Overall, he's at a .221/.268/.365 slash line, 12 homers, six stolen bases, 49 RBI and 37 runs scored through 115 games. Top prospect Nick Loftin has started to infringe on Massey's starting role at second base, though Loftin's versatility also allows him to pick up time at other positions.

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  • Royals' Michael Massey: Sitting out first game

    Massey is not in the lineup for the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the White Sox.

    He'll likely be back out there for the second contest, but Massey will yield to Nick Loftin at second base for the afternoon tilt. Massey has just a .521 OPS over his last 14 games.

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  • Royals' Michael Massey: Hits bench versus lefty

    Massey isn't in the Royals' lineup Friday against Toronto.

    Left-hander Yusei Kikuchi will start on the mound for the Jays, meaning Massey will be on the bench to begin the game. Nick Loftin will man second base.

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  • Royals' Michael Massey: Smacks 11th homer

    Massey went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and an additional RBI in Tuesday's win over the White Sox.

    Massey was one of three Royals to tag Dylan Cease for long balls Tuesday, with Massey's coming via a solo shot in the fourth inning. The second baseman has now racked up four extra-base hits across his last four games, a stretch in which he's batting 6-for-15 (.400) with five runs scored and three RBI.

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  • Royals' Michael Massey: Sitting against lefty

    Massey isn't in the Royals' lineup Sunday against Boston.

    Lefty Chris Sale will draw the start Sunday for the Red Sox, forcing Massey into the dugout to begin the game. Nick Loftin will take over at second base and bat seventh.

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  • Royals' Michael Massey: Takes seat Wednesday

    Massey is not in the lineup Wednesday versus the Pirates.

    Samad Taylor will start at second base and bat eighth in Wednesday's series finale after Massey went 0-for-7 with a strikeout across the first two games of the three-game set. Massey, 25, has posted a rough .220/.265/.351 batting line in 378 plate appearances this season for Kansas City.

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  • Royals' Michael Massey: Swipes bag Sunday

    Massey went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a stolen base in Sunday's loss to the Cubs.

    Massey kicked things off with an RBI-single in the first inning and wound up stealing second before the frame concluded. The 25-year-old has posted three multi-hit efforts over his last seven games and has racked up five RBI over that span. Though his numbers aren't spectacular for the season, Massey has quietly been productive over the last month of games. Since July 21, he's hitting .275/.306/.500 with six homers, 19 RBI, 28 runs and a 5:12 BB:K. Massey has hit third in the lineup every day since Aug. 7, including three starts against same-handed pitchers.

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  • Royals' Michael Massey: Racks up three hits

    Massey went 3-for-5 with two RBI in Tuesday's 10-8 extra-inning loss to the Mariners.

    Massey played a key role in the Royals' ninth-inning comeback with a two-run single. The second baseman has put together a solid August, batting .294 with two home runs, three doubles and nine RBI over 14 contests this month. He's up to a .230/.282/.373 slash line with 10 homers, five stolen bases, 39 RBI and 26 runs scored through 93 contests. Massey continues to hold an edge over Samad Taylor and Matt Duffy for playing time at the keystone.

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  • Royals' Michael Massey: Hits 10th long ball in win

    Massey went 2-for-4 with a home run, a double and three RBI in Tuesday's win over Boston.

    Massey put the finishing touches on Tuesday's victory, bending a two-run homer around Pesky's Pole in Boston to extend the lead to 9-2 in the seventh. Despite hitting just .230 in 22 second-half games, the 25-year-old infielder has launched six home runs with 15 RBI, 10 runs scored and two steals across 80 plate appearances during that span.

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  • Royals' Michael Massey: Goes deep in win

    Massey went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in Friday's 7-5 win over the Phillies.

    Massey's long ball sparked a sixth-inning rally for the Royals. The second baseman is hitting .213 over 18 games since the All-Star break, but he's swatted five homers and three doubles among 13 hits in that span. For the season, he's at a .218/.276/.364 slash line with nine homers, five steals, 33 RBI and 23 runs scored through 83 contests. He hit third Friday, just the third time all year he's been in the top third of the order.

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  • Royals' Michael Massey: Logs steal in win

    Massey went 0-for-3 with a walk and a stolen base in Sunday's 2-1 win over the Twins.

    Massey has found ways to be productive lately, going 9-for-31 (.290) with four home runs, seven RBI and two stolen bases over his last eight games. He has four multi-hit efforts in that span, which has raised his batting average to .217 on the year. The second baseman has played steadily despite a lackluster .625 OPS, and with Nicky Lopez traded to Atlanta, Massey's role should be further solidified over the remaining two months of the campaign. Samad Taylor and Matt Duffy are Massey's biggest competitors for playing time at the keystone.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 190 lbs
Birthplace: Hazelcrest, IL
Age: 25
Experience: 1
Bats/Throws: L, R