Kansas City Royals put outfielder Andrew Benintendi (rib) on 10-day IL

Jun 11, 2021; Oakland, California, USA; Kansas City Royals left fielder Andrew Benintendi (16) reacts after being thrown out at home against the Oakland Athletics during the eighth inning at RingCentral Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

The Kansas City Royals put outfielder Andrew Benintendi on the 10-day injured list on Monday with a right rib fracture.

The team recalled outfielder Edward Olivares from Triple-A Omaha.

An X-ray on Monday revealed a hairline fracture. Benintendi suffered the injury making a throw during Sunday’s game in Oakland, Royals manager Mike Matheny said. Benintendi missed most of the 2020 season, his last in Boston, with a rib injury.

Benintendi, 26, is hitting .283/.340/.429 with eight home runs, 31 RBIs and 31 runs scored in 60 games. He’s hitting .323 since April 23, fifth best in the American League and first among AL outfielders, per the team.

Olivares is 5-for-18 in five games with the big-league club this season. The 25-year-old is batting .370/.452/.610 with six home runs and 18 RBIs in 24 games for Omaha.

The Royals acquired Benintendi from the Red Sox in a three-team trade in February.

–Field Level Media