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White Sox activate Yoan Moncada from disabled list

16 May 2018

Moncada ended up needing just the minimum 10-day stay on the disabled list.

Second baseman Yoan Moncada returns to the White Sox lineup Tuesday night in Pittsburgh after a 10-game stint on the disabled list with a strained left hamstring.

The White Sox optioned infielder Jose Rondon to Triple-A Charlotte on Sunday to create a roster spot. But it would help if Moncada could develop more flexibility and strength especially since he only has about 4 percent body fat, Renteria said.

Despite the White Sox's issues this season, they will not rush top prospects Michael Kopech and Eloy Jimenez up to the majors at this time.

Moncada, 22, has enjoyed a breakout season of sorts, slashing.263/.359/.509 with six home runs and four steals over 29 games. On the season, 58.1 percent of his total hits have gone for extra bases, the fifth-highest percentage in the National League for hitters with 100 plate appearances.