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Yuniesky Betancourt is off the DL, batting second for Royals

Jun 1, 2012, 5:17 PM EDT

Yuniesky Betancourt AP

Kansas City activated Yuniesky Betancourt from the disabled list and he’s starting at second base tonight against the A’s. Not only that, he’s batting second in the lineup.

Because why wouldn’t you want a swing-at-everything hitter with a .293 career on-base percentage setting the table, right? Or something.

Betancourt has been out since May 1 with an ankle injury. Chris Getz initially filled in for him at second base, but then he got hurt as well and the Royals turned to 28-year-old career minor leaguer Irving Falu along with 24-year-old prospect Johnny Giavotella.

Falu was optioned to Triple-A to make room for Betancourt’s return and, knowing manager Ned Yost, it’ll be a while before Giavotella sees regular starts at second base again.

  1. brewcrewfan54 - Jun 1, 2012 at 5:24 PM

    It’s that outside the box Ned Yost thinking right there. It’ll take you places, first place just wont be one of them.

  2. randall351 - Jun 1, 2012 at 5:30 PM


  3. wlschneider09 - Jun 1, 2012 at 5:36 PM

    Eight games.

    Three errors.

    .246/.278/.640 career slash line.

    How many fantasy leagues do you own Giavotella in anyway? This is like the eighth post about how outrageous you think it is that he doesn’t play everyday.

  4. mattyflex - Jun 1, 2012 at 5:56 PM

    Our first May since 2000 with a winning season, and we option down Falu, who was hitting like .450 and not committing errors.

    Yosted again.

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