Royals Red-Hot Second Baseman Suffers Ankle Injury

Kansas City Royals second baseman Michael Massey is currently listed as day-to-day after suffering an ankle contusion during a Cactus League game against the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday night.

The 24-year-old infielder fouled a ball off his foot and was taken out of the game as a precaution. Fortunately, it seems that Massey has avoided a serious injury and should be able to return to action in just a few days.

Massey has been playing well during the spring, hitting three home runs in his last four games and going 2-for-2 with a grand slam, five RBIs, and a stolen base before leaving Wednesday's game.

He is expected to play a significant role for the Royals this season, especially after the departure of Whit Merrifield to the Toronto Blue Jays.

Last year, Massey made his major league debut, appearing in 52 major-league games, slashing .243/.307/.376 with four home runs, 17 RBIs, 16 runs scored, and three stolen bases in 194 plate appearances. 

With everyday playing time available for him, it should be interesting to see how the promising young infielder performs this season.

Last season, in the upper minors, Massey posted a fantastic .312/.371/.532 triple-slash line, 16 home runs, 77 RBIs, 13 stolen bases and 57 runs scored across 87 games.

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