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Top Nick Pratto News

  • Royals' Nick Pratto: Not in lineup Friday

    Pratto is absent from the lineup Friday versus the Yankees.

    Salvador Perez will start at first base and Logan Porter will do the catching as the Royals face off against left-hander Carlos Rodon. The left-handed-hitting Pratto went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in Thursday's series finale versus the Tigers and carries a disappointing .228/.306/.352 season slash line.

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  • Royals' Nick Pratto: Out of lineup Wednesday

    Pratto is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game at Detroit.

    Salvador Perez will take a turn at first base as Logan Porter handles the catching duties for the visiting Royals. Pratto, 24, has posted a disappointing .231/.309/.357 batting line across 91 major-league games this season.

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  • Royals' Nick Pratto: Sitting Sunday

    Pratto isn't in the Royals' lineup Sunday against Houston.

    Pratto will take a seat Sunday after logging a hit in each of the first two games of the series. Nick Loftin will fill in at first base and bat fifth in Pratto's place.

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  • Royals' Nick Pratto: On bench amid slump

    Pratto is not in the lineup Wednesday versus the Guardians

    Since returning from a left groin strain Sept. 8, Pratto has struggled across eight games, reaching base just three times in 25 plate appearances. With only one extra-base hit in the span, it has amounted to a low OPS of .287. Tuesday will be the fourth time the first baseman is not starting since his return from the injured list.

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  • Royals' Nick Pratto: Takes seat Sunday

    Pratto is absent from the lineup Sunday against Houston.

    Matt Duffy will start at first base and bat fifth versus the Astros and left-hander Framber Valdez. The left-handed-hitting Pratto went 1-for-3 with a double, an RBI sac fly and a run scored in the Royals' 10-8 win Saturday.

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  • Royals' Nick Pratto: Sitting nightcap

    Pratto isn't in the Royals' lineup for Game 2 of Tuesday's doubleheader with the White Sox.

    After going 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in the first game of Tuesday's activities, Pratto will get a chance to regroup during the nightcap. Matt Duffy will cover first base and bat sixth in Pratto's absence.

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  • Royals' Nick Pratto: Not in lineup Sunday

    Pratto is not in the lineup Sunday against the Blue Jays.

    Pratto is being eased back into action after returning Friday from a several-week absence to heal a left groin strain. Nick Loftin will start at first base and bat seventh for the Royals on Sunday at Toronto.

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  • Royals' Nick Pratto: Returns from IL

    Pratto (groin) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list Friday.

    A left groin strain, plus a minor setback in his recovery, has kept Pratto out since late July, but he'll now return to the active roster and take the place of Matt Beaty, who was optioned to Triple-A Omaha in a corresponding move. Pratto slashed .214/.340/.381 across 50 plate appearances during his rehab assignment and figures to slide back into an everyday role now that he's healthy.

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  • Royals' Nick Pratto: Begins rehab assignment

    Pratto (groin/hip) will begin a rehab assignment Wednesday with Triple-A Omaha.

    Pratto seems likely to return to the Royals' active major-league roster by early next week, assuming all goes well during his stint in the minors. The 24-year-old landed on the injured list July 28 with a left groin strain and encountered a bit of a hip issue last week, but he's ready now to get back into live games.

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  • Royals' Nick Pratto: Nearing rehab assignment

    Pratto (groin/hip) is expected to resume his rehab assignment later this week, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.

    Pratto recently suffered a "minor setback" in his recovery from the lower-half injury that sent him to the injured list in late July, but taking a few days off appears to have resolved the issue. He's slated to go through all baseball activities Tuesday. Barring any issues, Pratto should resume playing in minor-league games before the week comes to a close.

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  • Royals' Nick Pratto: Minor setback on rehab assignment

    Royals manager Matt Quatraro said Friday that Pratto (groin) suffered a "minor setback" on his rehab assignment, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.

    Pratto has returned to Kansas City and will be reevaluated Monday. While the setback has been deemed minor, it could still push Pratto's return back into early September. He's been on the shelf since late July with a left groin strain.

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  • Royals' Nick Pratto: Beginning rehab assignment

    Pratto (groin) is set to begin a minor-league rehab assignment Thursday with Triple-A Omaha.

    Pratto is recovered from the left groin strain that sent him to the injured list in late July, and he should be ready to return to the Royals' active roster by early next week after a few tune-up games on the farm. The 24-year-old first baseman and corner outfielder has mostly disappointed this season, slashing just .238/.324/.376 with seven homers and 31 RBI across 299 major-league plate appearances.

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  • Royals' Nick Pratto: Lands on IL

    The Royals placed Pratto on the 10-day injured list Friday with a left groin strain.

    Pratto's production at the plate has been down recently -- he's slashed just .189/.286/.297 over the past two weeks. He will be sidelined until at least Aug. 6, and Samad Taylor will come up from Triple-A Omaha to fill Pratto's roster spot, but it's not yet clear who will take over for Kansas City at first base.

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  • Royals' Nick Pratto: On bench against lefty

    Pratto is absent from the lineup for Monday's game versus the Guardians.

    Matt Duffy will get the call at first base against left-hander Logan Allen. While his strikeouts have been exorbitant against both lefties and righties, Pratto has actually fared better versus southpaws this season with a .765 OPS and four of his seven home runs.

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  • Royals' Nick Pratto: Homers in loss

    Pratto went 1-for-2 with a solo home run and two walks in Saturday's 5-2 loss to the Yankees.

    It was a solid showing from Pratto, who was one of three Royals to get on base multiple times in the contest. The first baseman had gone 13 games without a homer and hit just .150 (6-for-40) in that span. He's struggled in July, causing his season slash line to fall to .245/.334/.390 with seven homers, 31 RBI, 31 runs scored, 15 doubles and a stolen base through 74 contests. While his walk rate is at a solid 10.1 percent, he's also striking out at an uninspiring 36.6 percent clip, which will likely continue to limit his ability to get on base.

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  • Royals' Nick Pratto: Sits amid slump

    Pratto is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Guardians.

    Pratto will close the Royals' first-half schedule on the bench after he started in each of the last 10 games while slashing .167/.244/.278 with a 46.3 percent strikeout rate. Matt Duffy will fill in at first base for the struggling Pratto.

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  • Royals' Nick Pratto: Goes deep Monday

    Pratto went 2-for-5 with a solo home run and an additional RBI against Minnesota in Monday's loss.

    Pratto tied the scored twice in the contest, notching an RBI single in the third inning and launching a solo shot to right field in the eighth. The first baseman batted out of the No. 3 hole in the order following a pair of games during which he hit cleanup. Pratto served as Kansas City's leadoff hitter for much of June, so he could see more opportunities to drive in runs if his move to the middle of the order remains in place. He's been only moderately productive on the season, slashing .261/.349/.415 with six homers, 26 RBI, 27 runs and one stolen base over 238 plate appearances.

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  • Royals' Nick Pratto: Gets Wednesday off

    Pratto is not in the starting lineup against the Guardians on Wednesday, Joel Goldberg of Bally Sports Kansas City reports.

    Pratto will take a seat after going 0-for-7 over his last two games with six strikeouts. The left-handed hitter will take a breather with Matt Beaty hitting third and playing first base against Logan Allen and the Guardians.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 215 lbs
Birthplace: Huntington Beach, CA
Age: 25
Experience: 1
Bats/Throws: L, L