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Royals' Vinnie Pasquantino: Exits with right shoulder injury
Pasquantino left Friday's game against the Orioles with right shoulder discomfort, Jaylon T. Thompson of The Kansas City Star reports. He went 0-for-3 before exiting.
Pasquantino was replaced by Matt Duffy at first base. It's likely Pasquantino will likely undergo further testing on the shoulder to determine the severity of the injury, but at this point the 25-year-old should be considered day-to-day.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Vinnie Pasquantino: Gets Monday off
Pasquantino is out of the lineup for Monday's game in Miami.
After going 0-for-10 with two walks in the Royals' weekend series with the Rockies, Pasquantino will get a mental day off in the series opener with the Marlins. Nick Pratto will pick up the start at first base, while shortstop Bobby Witt gets a day out of the field and serves as the Royals' designated hitter.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Vinnie Pasquantino: Three hits, two RBI in win
Pasquantino went 3-for-5 with a double and two RBI in Monday's 7-0 win over the Cardinals.
Pasquantino's RBI double in the third inning was ultimately all the Royals needed. The first baseman has hit safely in four of his last five games, going 8-for-23 (.348) in that span. While it's a small sample, it's also an encouraging return to form after he struggled at the plate for a couple of weeks in May. For the season, Pasquantino is slashing .262/.341/.466 with nine home runs, 26 RBI, 22 runs scored and 15 doubles through 54 contests.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Vinnie Pasquantino: Gets aboard four times in loss
Pasquantino went 3-for-4 with a double, an RBI and a walk in Wednesday's 6-4 loss to the Tigers.
Pasquantino had gone 11 games without a multi-hit effort entering Wednesday, a span in which he hit an awful .095 (4-for-42) with two home runs and a 3:9 BB:K. In terms of breaking out of a slump, Wednesday was a solid first step for Pasquantino, who was one of the Royals' most consistent hitters early in the season. He's still slashing .262/.347/.481 with nine homers, 24 RBI, 22 runs scored and 14 doubles through 50 contests.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Vinnie Pasquantino: Swats ninth homer, fans thrice
Pasquantino went 1-for-5 with a two-run home run Monday in a 10-inning loss to the Tigers.
Pasquantino plated the first runs of the contest for Kansas City with a 424-foot, two-run shot to right field in the first inning. The first baseman struggled from there, however, striking out three times in his remaining four plate appearances. That extended an uncharacteristic four-game stretch in which Pasquantino has struck out seven times over 16 at-bats. Prior to that span, he had fanned just seven times over his previous 24 games, a 97-at-bat sample.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Vinnie Pasquantino: Breather Sunday
Pasquantino is not in the starting lineup Sunday versus the White Sox.
Pasquantino will get a breather as he continues to struggle at the plate, batting just .088 with a homer and two RBI with five strikeouts over his last 34 at-bats in nine games since May 11. Bobby Witt will start at designated hitter while Matt Duffy enters the lineup at third base and bats ninth in the series finale with Chicago.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Vinnie Pasquantino: Crushes homer
Pasquantino went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Wednesday's win over the Padres.
Pasquantino helped knock Yu Darvish out of the game with a two-run shot in the sixth inning. The first baseman has delivered some power to the Royals' lineup. He has eight homers in 193 plate appearances after posting 10 long balls in 298 plate appearances last season. Pasquantino has been excellent in multiple categories with 21 runs and 21 RBI this season.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Vinnie Pasquantino: Out of lineup Friday
Pasquantino is not in the lineup Friday against the Brewers.
Pasquantino went 7-for-18 (.389) with a homer and two doubles during the Royals' last series versus the White Sox, so this is presumably just a day of rest. Salvador Perez is taking a turn in the designated hitter role while Nick Pratto will cover first base against the Brewers and right-hander Corbin Burnes.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Vinnie Pasquantino: Stays hot Wednesday
Pasquantino went 3-for-5 with a double and two runs scored in Wednesday's 9-1 win over the White Sox.
Pasquantino has gone 7-for-14 with three extra-base hits over his last three games and now has five multi-hit efforts in his last 10 contests. The 25-year-old is up to a .298/.383/.539 slash line with seven home runs, 19 RBI, 20 runs scored and 13 doubles in 38 games this season. While most of his profile resembles what he did in 72 contests as a rookie last year, he's added 89 points to his slugging percentage, showing a notable increase in power.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Vinnie Pasquantino: Continues monster season
Pasquantino went 2-for-4 with an RBI single and a solo home run in Tuesday's 4-2 loss to the White Sox.
Pasquantino drilled a slider 430 feet in the first inning to open the scoring and then singled home Bobby Witt in the sixth inning to get Kansas City within a run. However, that was all the scoring the Royals could muster. Pasquantino hit 10 homers in 258 at-bats last season, but already has seven in 136 at-bats in 2023 on the way to an outstanding .905 OPS.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Vinnie Pasquantino: Drives in three runs Wednesday
Pasquantino went 3-for-4 with a home run, two doubles and three RBI in a 6-0 win over the Orioles on Wednesday.
Pasquantino got the scoring started for Kansas City with a solo homer to right field in the fourth inning, and he added an RBI double in both the sixth and seventh frames. It was the second three-hit performance for Pasquantino over his past three games, and Wednesday also marked the first time this season the slugger has racked up three extra-base hits in a single contest. Pasquantino has seen his season average jump from .260 to .292 in the three-game stretch, and he's slugged six homers while knocking in 14 runs on the campaign.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Vinnie Pasquantino: On base four times in loss
Pasquantino went 3-for-4 with a double, a walk, two RBI and a run scored in Sunday's 8-4 loss to the Twins.
Pasquantino paced the Royals' offense Sunday with his third three-hit game over the first month of the year. The 25-year-old plated two runs in the ninth and came around to score in the sixth after leading off the frame with a double. He has been the Royals' most impactful hitter thus far, slashing .279/.375/.500 with five homers, 10 RBI, 13 runs and a 15:16 BB:K over 120 plate appearances.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Vinnie Pasquantino: Hits fifth homer of year
Pasquantino went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Thursday's 7-1 loss to Minnesota.
Pasquantino's homer was the lone bright spot for Kansas City's dormant offense. The second-year first baseman is now slashing .283/.371/.522 with five homers and eight RBI so far this year. The 25-year-old is well on pace to pass his total of 10 home runs from his rookie season last year.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Vinnie Pasquantino: Strong effort in loss
Pasquantino went 3-for-4 with a double, a walk and a run scored in Monday's 5-4 loss to the Diamondbacks.
Pasquantino has hit safely in five of his last six games, going 9-for-24 (.375) with three extra-base hits over that span. The first baseman's impressive start to the year -- a .291/.391/.532 slash line with four home runs and seven doubles -- has earned him an everyday role. He's added seven RBI and 11 runs scored over 23 contests.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Vinnie Pasquantino: Clubs fourth homer
Pasquantino went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's 4-3 loss to the Angels.
Pasquantino took Reid Detmers deep in the sixth inning, briefly giving the Royals a 2-1 lead. This was the fifth multi-hit effort of the season for Pasquantino, who has been a steady presence in the heart of the order. The first baseman is slashing .267/.368/.507 with four homers, seven RBI, 10 runs scored and six doubles through 22 contests.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Vinnie Pasquantino: Goes deep Sunday
Pasquantino went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run and a walk in Sunday's 5-4 loss to Atlanta.
Pasquantino tied the game at 4-4 with his seventh-inning blast off reliever Michael Tonkin. Over his last six games, Pasquantino has gone 6-for-21 (.286) with two homers, three RBI, four runs scored, five walks and two doubles. The first baseman has been a relative bright spot in an otherwise weak-hitting lineup, slashing .269/.387/.538 through 62 plate appearances.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Vinnie Pasquantino: Slugs second homer
Pasquantino went 1-for-3 with a solo home run, an additional run and a walk in Wednesday's 10-1 rout of the Rangers.
Pasquantino knocked a 388-foot homer in the third inning for his second long ball of the campaign. The first baseman extended his on-base streak to eight games, and he's slashing .385/.500/.769 over that stretch. As he did as a rookie last year, Pasquantino has demonstrated elite command of the strike zone in 2023 -- he has a 16.3 percent walk rate that matches his 16.3 percent strikeout rate through 49 plate appearances.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Vinnie Pasquantino: Gets aboard four times
Pasquantino went 3-for-4 with two doubles, a walk and a run scored in Tuesday's 8-5 extra-inning loss to the Rangers.
Pasquantino did his part out of the cleanup spot, but Nos. 5 and 6 hitters Edward Olivares and Michael Massey went a combined 0-for-8 with one walk. This was Pasquantino's third multi-hit effort in his last five games -- he's one of the Royals' few batters who seems to be turning things around. For the season, he's slashing .289/.400/.500 with a home run, three RBI, five doubles and four runs scored through 12 contests.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Vinnie Pasquantino: Clubs homer in win
Pasquantino went 2-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk in Friday's 3-1 win over the Giants.
Pasquantino put the Royals ahead for good when he took Giants starter Alex Cobb deep in the fourth inning. The Royals' offense has been anything but consistent so far, and Pasquantino has struggled, hitting .208 (5-for-24) with three RBI and two runs scored, though he also has a 5:4 BB:K. While it's not an ideal start to the campaign, no one else has stepped up to challenge the young first baseman for playing time yet, so he should continue to play regularly.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Vinnie Pasquantino: Sitting out Tuesday
Pasquantino is absent from the Royals' lineup for Tuesday's game against the Blue Jays.
The Jays are throwing left-hander Yusei Kikuchi, so Pasquantino will receive his first day off of the season. Hunter Dozier will shift over to first base and Matt Duffy will handle third. Pasquantino is off to a slow 2-for-14 start this season.... See More ... See Less
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