CHARLOTTE, N.C. Despite returning to the lineup in Triple-A Charlotte 14 games ago, White Sox top prospect Welington Castillo Jersey Yoan Moncada is still not fully recovered from the thumb injury that landed him on the disabled list in May.I’m working every day and hopefully I’ll be back there soon, Moncada told Sporting Newsby phone this week, with Charlotte first base coach Anthony Santiago acting as an interpreter.Moncada, MLB.com’s No. 1 prospect and a key piece of the trade that sent Chris Sale to Boston during the offseason, was off to a torrid start in Charlotte, where he posted a triple-slash line of .331/.401/.504 through May 15, his last game prior to going on the disabled list after re-aggravating an injury that put him out of action in the Arizona Fall League last year.MORE: MLB scores, standings, live updatesAsked how the injury happened, Moncada said he was just swinging, you know, it happened hitting, and you go out there and you keep hitting and you keep bothering it.Since returning to the lineup, Moncada has batted .152 (8-for-52) with eight walks and 22 strikeouts in 14 games through Thursday.I know it took a little bit with his timing, Knightsbatting coach Andy Tomberlin said of Moncada’s DL stint. I know that any time you have a break from this game, it doesn’t matter how good you are or how well you swing, your timing can be thrown off in just a matter of days.The Cuban-born second baseman, who signed the richest international free agent contract in history with the Red Sox as a 19-year-old, emphasized his commitment to the development proce s in the interview with SN.It’s a proce s. I feel good, and I felt good when I started the year, and thank God things are going well, Moncada said. Right now, I’m not doing so well, but like I said, it’s a proce s and you’ve just gotta keep working, keep working every day and trust it.Before Tuesday’s game against Durham, Knights manager Mark Grudzielanek said opposing pitchers have spotted Moncada’s aggre sivene s and taken advantage of it.He expands his zone a bit and when he doesn’t get his hits, he expands it even more, Grudzielanek said. It’s, again, understanding what he’s capable of doing and letting the game come to him. Right now, he’s trying to force the game. … Yes, he’s been swinging at a lot of Paul Konerko Jersey pitches out of the zone since he’s been back from his thumb injury, but he’s been Nellie Fox Jersey learning and getting better.MORE: White Sox have elite pitchers developing at Triple-ADespite the slump, Grudzielanek, who played the middle infield positions for 15 seasons in the majors, believes in Moncada’s talent and work ethic.Start with the offensive side;he’s a switch hitter that can run, Grudzielanek said. He’s gonna get better each and every at bat. He learns, he absorbs, just time’s going to tell where he goes and how high his ceiling is.It’s the sky’s the limit, so to speak.This is a Cuban-born kid that is just learning how to play the game in the states, he’s so raw to everything on and off the field.You know, itjust takes time for those kids to learn and adjust.Having already appeared in eight games with Boston in 2016, Moncada is confident that he’ll be back on an MLB field soon, this time playing alongside fellow Cuban infielder Jose Abreu.I was glad and proud to have that opportunity to play in the big leagues last year with Boston, Moncada said. When I get a chance to play again in the big leagues this year, it’s going to be the same emotions.