Adalberto Mondesi is with the Kansas City Royals.
Mondesi was added to the Royals’ active roster for the 2015 World Series.
When he pinch batted for pitcher Danny Duffy in Game 3 and struck out against New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard, he became the first player since Bug Holliday in 1885 to make his major league debut during a championship series.
On November 2, 2015, he received his first World Series ring after the Kansas City Royals defeated the New York Mets in Game 5 of the World Series.
Mondesi was promoted to Double-A for the 2016 season. Mondesi was suspended for 50 games on May 10 after testing positive for clenbuterol, a banned substance in Major League Baseball.
His punishment was lowered from 80 games to 60 games since the drug was consumed through cold medicine.
Mondesi hit his first major league home run against Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander on August 16, 2016.
Mondesi became the Royals’ youngest home run hitter since Clint Hurdle in 1978. Mondesi finished the season with a .185/.231/.281 batting line in 47 games and nine stolen bases.
Mondesi played AAA throughout the bulk of the 2017 season. In the major leagues, he batted .170/.214/.245 with five stolen bases in 25 games.
Mondesi was promoted from the minors in June to play shortstop on a regular basis after starting the season in the minors. He batted .276/.306/.498 in 75 games, including 14 home runs and 32 stolen bases.
Mondesi hit 9 home runs and drove in 62 runs in 102 games this season.
Mondesi batted .256/.294/.416 in 2020, with six home runs and 22 RBI, and led the American League in both stolen bases (24) and caught stealing (12). (8).
Mondesi was placed on the disabled list to begin the season in 2021 due to a right oblique muscle strain.
He only appeared in seven games between May 25 and May 31, before being placed on the disabled list for the second time after injuring his left hamstring.
On June 16, he returned to the Royals, although he only appeared in three games before returning to the injured list. He batted.361 with four home runs and nine RBIs in ten games with the Royals.