Sore thumb forces Knights' Moncada to DL's top overall prospect has hit .331 in 34 games this year

Yoan Moncada has 70 total bases in 34 games this season with Triple-A Charlotte. (Chris Robertson/

By Michael Leboff / | May 18, 2017 9:35 PM ET

Triple-A Charlotte will be without Yoan Moncada,'s top overall prospect, until early next week. 

The third baseman was placed on the seven-day disabled list Thursday with a sore left thumb. The move was retroactive to Tuesday. 

According to the Chicago Tribune, Moncada went for an X-ray and MRI, and both tests came back clean. 

In 34 games, the native of Cuba has six homers and 15 RBIs with a .905 OPS. The 21-year-old ranks in the top five in the International League in batting average (.331), hits (46), runs (27) and stolen bases (10). 

Moncada had hit safely in 18 of his last 20 games. 

The White Sox named Moncada their Minor League Player of the Month for April. He also took Minor League Offensive Player of the Week honors for the IL for May 1-7. 

Michael Leboff is a contributor to This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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