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Royals' Luke Weaver: Lands with Kansas City
Weaver was traded to the Royals from the Diamondbacks on Monday in exchange for third baseman Emmanuel Rivera, John reports.
Weaver has been on a roll since the start of July, being scored upon only once in his last eight appearances out of Arizona's bullpen, so the Royals will see what he can do as a member of their relief ranks. They could also give him another chance to start if they are so inclined.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Brad Keller: Start pushed back to Tuesday
Keller's next scheduled start will come Tuesday against the White Sox, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.
Keller was lined up to start Monday night, but the Royals decided to go with Daniel Lynch instead and push Keller back a day.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Bobby Witt: Will not start Monday
Witt (hand) is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the White Sox.
The injury Witt suffered Sunday when he was struck by a pitch is not believed to be serious, and according to manager Mike Matheny it is not even an issue. However, Matheny did note that Witt is getting a day as he works back from the hamstring injury that cost him time in late July. Regardless of the reason, Maikel Garcia will start at shortstop for the Royals on Monday night.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Carlos Hernandez: Optioned to minors
Hernandez was optioned to Triple-A Omaha on Monday, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.
Hernandez was recalled by the Royals on Sunday, but he will head back to Omaha one day later to open up a roster spot for fellow pitcher Daniel Lynch.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Daniel Lynch: Reinstated from injured list
Lynch (hand) was activated from the injured list Monday, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.
Lynch needed just one rehab start before being deemed ready to rejoin the big club. He will jump right back into the Royals' rotation and take the ball Monday night against the White Sox, who he shut out over six innings last time he faced them April 26.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Anthony Misiewicz: Finds home in Kansas City
The Royals acquired Misiewicz from the Mariners on Monday in exchange for cash considerations. He was optioned to Triple-A Omaha.
Though he won't be joining the big club as he changes organization, Misiewicz will recapture a 40-man roster spot after Seattle designated him for assignment over the weekend. The 27-year-old southpaw owns a 4.48 ERA and 1.38 WHIP across 88.1 innings over parts of three seasons in the majors.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Hunter Dozier: Clubs solo shot
Dozier went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in Sunday's 8-6 win over the Yankees.
Dozier got the Royals within a run on his eighth-inning homer. He entered Sunday 0-for-11 over his last three games and added three more fruitless at-bats before making an impact. The 30-year-old is up to the 10-homer mark for the fourth time in his career. He's added 34 RBI, 37 runs scored, two stolen bases, 19 doubles and three triples while slashing .254/.318/.429 through 346 plate appearances. If he remains with the Royals after Tuesday's trade deadline, Dozier figures to be a fixture in the lineup, with time at third base and in left field most open currently.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Salvador Perez: Launches game-winning homer
Perez went 1-for-5 with a three-run home run in Sunday's 8-6 win over the Yankees.
Perez is just 2-for-12 since returning from thumb surgery Friday, but he's made his two hits count -- both have been three-run blasts. His long ball Sunday was crushed, a 112.2 mph, 441-foot rocket to center field in the ninth inning to secure the victory. The catcher is slashing .209/.249/.438 with 13 long balls, 41 RBI, 27 runs scored and 13 doubles in 60 contests this year.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Taylor Clarke: Earns win over Yankees
Clarke (2-1) allowed a hit and a walk with one strikeout in two scoreless innings to earn the win Sunday over the Yankees.
Clarke entered the game with the Royals down by two, but a solo home run from Hunter Dozier and a three-run blast form Salvador Perez turned the game around. Rather than bring in struggling closer Scott Barlow, manager Mike Matheny stuck with Clarke for a second frame, and the right-hander rewarded that decision by navigating a two-on, one-out situation in the ninth. July did a lot to boost Clarke's stock in the Kansas City bullpen -- he allowed just one run on seven hits and three walks while striking out 10 over 12 innings in 11 appearances. He now has a 3.65 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 39:7 K:BB across 44.1 innings this season, and he's added two saves, 10 holds and four blown saves. Clarke is likely to share setup duties with Josh Staumont going forward.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Zack Greinke: Strikes out three in no-decision
Greinke allowed three runs on five hits and two walks while striking out three in five innings in an 8-6 win Sunday over the Yankees. He did not factor into the decision.
Greinke was excellent through the first four innings, allowing just one hit and holding New York scoreless. In the fifth, three of the first four batters reached safely, and DJ LeMahieu capped off the scoring with a two-run blast. Greinke posted a 4.50 ERA and 18:7 K:BB in 24 innings across five starts in July. His next start will likely be at the end of next week against Boston.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Bobby Witt: Injury not believed to be serious
Witt (hand) isn't believed to be dealing with a significant injury after leaving Sunday's game against the Yankees, Lynn Worthy of The Kansas City Star reports.
Witt was hit on his right hand in the top of the ninth inning and immediately replaced by a pinch runner, but he said that he was fine following his departure. The Royals didn't send him for X-rays, so he should be considered day-to-day ahead of Monday's game against the White Sox.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Bobby Witt: Exits after HBP
Witt exited Sunday's game against the Yankees in the top of the ninth inning after he was hit in the hand by a pitch, Lynn Worthy of The Kansas City Star reports.
Witt returned to the lineup Saturday after missing five games with a hamstring injury, but he's dealing with another injury a day later. Prior to Sunday's departure, he went 1-for-4. It's not yet clear whether the 22-year-old will be available for Monday's series opener against the White Sox.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Kyle Isbel: On bench in second straight
Isbel is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Yankees.
The Royals are opposing a lefty (Jordan Montgomery) for the second day in a row, so the lefty-hitting Isbel will once again find himself on the bench. Though Isbel looked prime to play regularly versus right-handed pitching following the trade of Andrew Benintendi to the Yankees a few days earlier, Salvador Perez's recent return from the injured list could result in Isbel losing out on playing time. With Perez is expected to step back in as the Royals' everyday catcher, MJ Melendez looks like he might log more time in the corner outfield at Isbel's expense.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Nicky Lopez: Sitting against lefty
Lopez is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Yankees.
With southpaw Jordan Montgomery on the bump for the Yankees, the lefty-hitting Lopez will retreat to the bench for the second time in the series. Hunter Dozier will pick up the start at third base in Lopez's stead.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Maikel Garcia: Filling in at shortstop
Garcia will start at shortstop and bat ninth in Sunday's game against the Yankees.
Garcia is picking up his fourth consecutive start, but his run of regular playing time could come to an end as soon as Bobby Witt is ready to play the field again. Witt is serving as the Royals' designated hitter Sunday in his second game back from a five-game absence due to a hamstring injury, so Garcia will get another turn at shortstop in Witt's stead.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Carlos Hernandez: Back with big club
The Royals recalled Hernandez from Triple-A Omaha on Sunday.
Hernandez should be available as a long-relief option for Kansas City over the next few days, but if he isn't needed out of the bullpen, he could be a candidate to fill the opening in the rotation that was vacated by Jonathan Heasley, who was optioned to Triple-A in a corresponding move. The Royals will next require a fifth starter Thursday versus the Red Sox, and Hernandez would be a logical choice to pick up the spot start if rehabbing lefty Daniel Lynch (hand) isn't deemed ready to return from the 15-day injured list by that day.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Jonathan Heasley: Moves to Triple-A
The Royals optioned Heasley to Triple-A Omaha on Sunday.
Heasley's demotion comes after he was blitzed for six earned runs over 3.1 innings in his return from the 15-day injured list in Saturday's 8-2 loss to the Yankees. Though he'll be heading to the minors, Heasley shouldn't have to wait too long before re-entering the big-league rotation. The Royals will have doubleheaders on consecutive days in the second week of August and will need to temporarily implement a seven-man rotation, and Heasley is a prime candidate to step in as a spot starter.... See More ... See Less
Team Statistical Rankings
|B. Witt SS Bobby Witt SS||Hand|
|A. Mondesi SS Adalberto Mondesi SS||Knee|
|E. Olivares RF Edward Olivares RF||Quadriceps|
|A. Zerpa SP Angel Zerpa SP||Knee|
|T. Zuber RP Tyler Zuber RP||Shoulder|
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