Rookie Jose Miranda confident hits will come amid slow start

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — When Royce Lewis got demoted to Triple-A earlier this week, veteran Carlos Correa was there with some words of encouragement, letting the top prospect know that he belonged and he would be back soon enough.

So it comes as no surprise to hear that Correa has taken on a mentorship role with another one of the organization’s top prospects.

“Pretty much every night I’m with him this road trip,” rookie Jose Miranda said. “When we got here, I went to his room. … We were talking for two or three hours in his room, just talking about baseball, hitting, just talking about everything.”

Among the helpful advice Miranda has gotten from the shortstop, also a native of Puerto Rico, he said Correa has been preaching staying relaxed and letting him know that everyone goes through something similar as Miranda encounters a rough patch.

Miranda, who has been playing first and third, came into Friday’s game with no hits in his last 20 at-bats, a skid he snapped with a second-inning single. He entered the day hitting .094 with a .332 OPS since his promotion to the big leagues on May 2.

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