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17-6 8-2 W5
14-10 5-5 W1
14-10 6-4 W3
9-13 4-6 W2
3-20 1-9 L5

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2024 Batting

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Batting Average
HR
Home Runs
RBI
Runs Batted In
OPS
On-base Plus Slugging
SB
Stolen Bases
Regular Season .214 0 2 .500 0

Top Michael Massey News

  • Royals' Michael Massey: Drives in two in season debut

    Massey went 2-for-4 with a double, two RBI and a run scored in Friday's 9-4 win over the Orioles.

    Massey's two-run single stretched the Royals' lead to 4-0 in the sixth inning, and he came around to score on a Hunter Renfroe double. It's a positive start for Massey, who was shelved for a month with back tightness. Both Massey and Adam Frazier are left-handed hitters, so it remains to be seen how the workload will be divvied up at second base moving forward.

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  • Royals' Michael Massey: Activated, starting Friday

    Massey (back) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list and is starting at second base Friday versus the Orioles,

    The 26-year-old opened the season on the injured list due to a back strain but is back with the Royals after he posted a 1.123 OPS over an eight-game rehab assignment. Massey could split playing time at the keystone with veteran Adam Frazier, but both hit left-handed so a traditional platoon isn't an option. Manager Matt Quatraro is more likely to ride the hot hand between them.

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  • Royals' Michael Massey: Expected back Friday

    Massey (back) is expected to be activated from the 10-day injured list Friday, Anne Rogers reports.

    Nick Loftin was optioned to Triple-A Omaha on Thursday and Massey is expected to be activated in a corresponding move ahead of the Royals' weekend series against the Orioles. Massey has been out all season with a lower-back injury but slashed .382/.417/.706 with two home runs in eight rehab games between Omaha and Double-A Northwest Arkansas. The 26-year-old should share playing time at second base with Adam Frazier once activated.

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  • Royals' Michael Massey: Continuing rehab assignment

    Royals manager Matt Quatraro said Monday that Massey (back) will travel with Triple-A Omaha this week as part of his rehab assignment, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.

    Massey started the season on the 10-day IL after experiencing lower-back tightness late in spring training. Quatraro noted that he wants Massey to get in a few more games and at-bats to ensure the 26-year-old is 100 percent healthy before returning to the Royals. Massey has appeared in five games with Triple-A Omaha, slashing .409/.458/.636 with five doubles and six RBI over 24 plate appearances.

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  • Royals' Michael Massey: Beginning assignment Friday

    Massey (back) will begin a rehab assignment at Double-A Northwest Arkansas on Friday.

    Massey has been sidelined since mid-March due to a lower-back strain, but his back has held up well during simulated games at the Royals' spring training complex, and he's now been cleared to resume action in a competitive setting. It's unclear how many games the Royals want the 26-year-old infielder to play in the minors, but a return to Kansas City doesn't seem far away.

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  • Royals' Michael Massey: Close to rehab assignment

    Royals manager Matt Quatraro said Monday that Massey (back) is on track to go on a rehab assignment this week, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.

    Massey was placed on the 10-day injured list Thursday after experiencing lower-back tightness at the tail end of spring training. The 26-year-old infielder has since resumed playing in sim games at extended spring training in Arizona, and he appears to be progressing well enough to test himself in an uncontrolled setting this week.

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  • Royals' Michael Massey: Heads to IL

    The Royals placed Massey on the 10-day injured list Thursday with a low-back strain.

    Massey experienced lower-back tightness a little over a week ago and hadn't played in any Cactus League games since March 16, so his move to the IL to begin the season was fully expected. Per MLB.com, Massey has been limited to playing light catch since the injury cropped up, but the Royals still aren't anticipating his stay on the IL to be a lengthy one. He'll remain behind at the Royals' spring facility in Arizona to continue ramping back up and will first be eligible for activation April 4, though it may be a stretch for him to make it back by that date.

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  • Royals' Michael Massey: IL stint expected

    Manager Matt Quatraro said Saturday that he expects Massey (back) to begin the season on the injured list, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.

    Lower-back problems have kept Massey out of action since Tuesday, and it appears Massey's absence will extend into the regular season after initially being seen as a day-to-day issue. An IL stint for Massey likely means more playing time at second base for Adam Frazier to begin the year, though Nick Loftin may fill in against left-handed starters.

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  • Royals' Michael Massey: Remains day-to-day

    Royals manager Matt Quatraro said Wednesday that Massey (back) had scans come back fine and is considered day-to-day, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.

    The 25-year-old was scratched from Tuesday's Cactus League lineup due to back tightness, and it appears the scans confirm that initial diagnosis. Massey is receiving treatment and doing some conditioning Wednesday, and it seems like he could be back on the field within the next few days.

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  • Royals' Michael Massey: Scratched with back tightness

    Massey was scratched from the Royals' spring lineup Tuesday against the Giants due to lower-back tightness, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.

    Massey's removal seems to have been precautionary, though a better idea of the severity of Massey's injury should come once the team's trainers finish evaluating him. The 25-year-old has had a decent spring thus far, recording seven hits in 30 at-bats while hitting two homers and driving in five runs.

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  • Royals' Michael Massey: Faring well early in spring

    Massey has gone 3-for-10 over four Cactus League games.

    After hitting .229 with a middling .655 OPS across 129 contests in 2023, this is a good start to the spring for Massey. The Royals had an active offseason, and the signing of Adam Frazier -- who is 0-for-6 over three spring games -- could have a negative impact on Massey's playing time, though Frazier can also be an option in the corner outfield. Utility man Nick Loftin could also poach some at-bats at the keystone, especially against left-handed pitchers, so Massey will need to continue his solid spring to avoid losing his spot.

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  • 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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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 190 lbs
Birthplace: Hazelcrest, IL
Age: 26
Experience: 1
Bats/Throws: L, R