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Royals News
#3 C
Sebastian Rivero: Optioned to Omaha
Sep 21st
Rivero was optioned to Triple-A Omaha on Tuesday.
#2 C
Cam Gallagher: Activated from injured list
Sep 21st
Gallagher (knee) was activated from the 10-day injured list prior to Tuesday's game against Cleveland.
#2 1B
Ryan O'Hearn: Playing time continues to slip
Sep 21st
O'Hearn remains on the bench Tuesday against Cleveland.
#4 BP
Joel Payamps: Solid as opener
Sep 21st
Payamps allowed one run on two hits with two strikeouts in 2.1 innings in the nightcap of Monday's doubleheader versus Cleveland. He did not factor in the decision.
#1 SS
Nicky Lopez: Four hits in twin bill
Sep 21st
Lopez went 4-for-8 with a double and three runs scored in Monday's doubleheader against Cleveland.
#1 CL
Scott Barlow: Comes away with 14th save
Sep 21st
Barlow recorded his 14th save of the season in the second game of Monday's doubleheader against Cleveland, giving up a run on one hit while striking out two in the seventh inning.
#3 BP
Domingo Tapia: Collects third win
Sep 21st
Tapia (3-0) picked up the win in the second game of Monday's doubleheader sweep of Cleveland, striking out four over 1.2 perfect innings of relief.
#1 DH
Hunter Dozier: Swats 14th homer
Sep 21st
Dozier went 2-for-3 with a home run and three RBI in the first game of Monday's doubleheader against Cleveland.
#1 LF
Andrew Benintendi: Slugs 16th homer
Sep 21st
Benintendi went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in the first game of Monday's doubleheader against Cleveland.
#1 C
Salvador Perez: Makes history Monday
Sep 21st
Perez went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in a 7-2 win over Cleveland during the first game of Monday's doubleheader.
#7 P
Brady Singer: Shuts down Cleveland in return
Sep 21st
Singer (5-10) picked up the win in the first game of Monday's doubleheader sweep of Cleveland, allowing one run on six hits and a walk over seven innings. He struck out seven.
#1 CF
Michael Taylor: On bench for night game
Sep 20th
Taylor will sit for the second game of Monday's doubleheader against Cleveland, Joel Goldberg of Bally Sports Kansas City reports.
#1 3B
Adalberto Mondesi: On bench for nightcap
Sep 20th
Mondesi will sit for the second half of Monday's doubleheader against Cleveland, Joel Goldberg of Bally Sports Kansas City reports.
#1 RF
Kyle Isbel: Retreats to bench role
Sep 20th
Isbel is out of the lineup for the first game of Monday's doubleheader with Cleveland.
#8 P
Brad Keller: Moved to 60-day IL
Sep 20th
The Royals transferred Keller (lat) from the 10-day injured list to the 60-day IL on Monday.
#5 BP
Dylan Coleman: Summoned from Triple-A
Sep 20th
The Royals selected Coleman's contract from Triple-A Omaha ahead of Monday's doubleheader in Cleveland.
#3 P
Jackson Kowar: Hit hard again Sunday
Sep 20th
Kowar (0-4) allowed five runs on seven hits and three walks while striking out three over four innings as he took the loss against the Mariners on Sunday.
#7 BP
Carlos Hernandez: Bumped back in rotation
Sep 19th
Hernandez is now projected to make his next start Wednesday versus Cleveland, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.
#5 P
Daniel Lynch: On track to make start
Sep 19th
Lynch (calf) is expected to make his next scheduled start Tuesday versus Cleveland, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.
#1 P
Kris Bubic: Secures fifth win
Sep 19th
Bubic (5-6) earned the win over Seattle on Saturday, pitching 6.1 innings and allowing one run on two hits and four walks while striking out two.
#2 P
Jon Heasley: Struggles in spot start
Sep 18th
Heasley (0-1) was lit up in his MLB debut Friday, allowing four earned runs over four innings in a loss to the Mariners. He gave up six hits, struck out five and walked none in the contest.
#1 1B
Carlos Santana: Sitting Thursday
Sep 16th
Santana is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Athletics.
#8 BP
Richard Lovelady: Shifts to 60-day IL
Sep 15th
Lovelady (elbow) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Wednesday.
#6 BP
Gabe Speier: Contract selected by Kansas City
Sep 15th
Speier had his contract selected by the Royals on Wednesday.
#6 P
Mike Minor: Out with shoulder issue
Sep 15th
The Royals placed Minor on the 10-day injured list Wednesday with left shoulder impingement syndrome, Lynn Worthy of The Kansas City Star reports.
#1 2B
Whit Merrifield: Another three-hit effort
Sep 15th
Merrifield went 3-for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored in Tuesday's 10-7 win over Oakland.
#2 BP
Jake Brentz: Earns win in relief
Sep 15th
Brentz (5-2) earned the win in relief Tuesday against the Athletics after tossing a scoreless inning, striking out two.
#1 BP
Josh Staumont: Responsible for loss
Sep 9th
Staumont (3-3) allowed three runs (two earned) on two hits and a walk in one-third of an inning, taking the loss Wednesday versus Baltimore.
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#1 P
Shane Bieber: Eyeing weekend return
Sep 21st
Bieber (shoulder) will be activated from the 60-day injured list to make a start later this week so long as he doesn't suffer any setbacks following Tuesday's bullpen session, Zack Meisel of The Athletic reports.
#3 RF
Harold Ramirez: Remains out of lineup Tuesday
Sep 21st
Ramirez (shoulder) is not in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Royals.
#1 2B
Andres Gimenez: Absent from Tuesday's lineup
Sep 21st
Gimenez is not starting Tuesday against the Royals.
#1 1B
Bobby Bradley: Sitting against southpaw
Sep 21st
Bradley is not starting Tuesday against the Royals.
#7 BP
J.C. Mejia: Sent down again Tuesday
Sep 21st
Mejia was optioned to Triple-A Columbus on Tuesday.
#1 SS
Amed Rosario: Transfers to COVID-19 list
Sep 21st
Rosario was activated from the bereavement list and placed on the COVID-19 injured list while he goes through intake protocols, Mandy Bell of MLB.com reports.
#7 BP
Francisco Perez: Covers 2.1 innings
Sep 21st
Perez allowed two hits and struck out two in 2.1 scoreless innings in Game 2 of Monday's doubleheader versus Kansas City.
#1 CF
Myles Straw: Three hits in Monday's matinee
Sep 21st
Straw went 3-for-4 with a double and a run scored in the first game of Monday's doubleheader against the Royals.
#5 P
Triston McKenzie: Roughed up by Royals
Sep 21st
McKenzie (5-7) took the loss in the first game of Monday's doubleheader against the Royals, surrendering seven runs on nine hits -- including three home runs -- and a walk over 4.1 innings. He struck out four.
#2 2B
Owen Miller: Gets third start in four games
Sep 20th
Miller will start at second base and bat sixth in the first game of Monday's doubleheader with the Royals.
#2 1B
Yu Chang: Retreats to bench
Sep 20th
Chang is out of the lineup for the first game of Monday's doubleheader with the Royals.
#1 C
Austin Hedges: Starting Game 1 of twin bill
Sep 20th
Hedges will start at catcher and bat eighth in the first game of Monday's doubleheader with the Royals.
#1 LF
Oscar Mercado: Replaces banged-up Harold Ramirez
Sep 20th
Mercado will start in left field and bat ninth in the first game of Monday's doubleheader with the Royals.
#4 BP
Anthony Gose: Coming back to majors as pitcher
Sep 20th
Cleveland will select Gose's contract from Triple-A Columbus ahead of Monday's doubleheader with the Royals, Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports.
#3 BP
Sam Hentges: Pitching well in relief
Sep 19th
Hentges has allowed two runs in 6.1 innings since transitioning to a bullpen role.
#2 BP
Trevor Stephan: Clean inning Sunday
Sep 19th
Stephan struck out the side in a perfect inning during Sunday's 11-1 win over the Yankees.
#1 3B
Jose Ramirez: Perfect at plate Sunday
Sep 19th
Ramirez went 4-for-4 with a home run, a walk, three RBI and four runs scored in Sunday's 11-1 win over the Yankees.
#6 P
Eli Morgan: Excellent across six innings in win
Sep 19th
Morgan (3-7) earned the win Sunday, allowing one run on six hits and striking out three in six innings versus the Yankees.
#1 DH
Franmil Reyes: Not in Sunday's lineup
Sep 19th
Reyes is out of the lineup Sunday against the Yankees.
#2 P
Aaron Civale: Goes six scoreless against Yankees
Sep 18th
Civale (11-4) threw six shutout innings Saturday against the Yankees, allowing four hits and one walk while striking out four to earn the victory.
#16 PROS
Nolan Jones: Set for surgery
Sep 18th
Jones is expected to undergo surgery to stabilize his high ankle sprain, Zack Meisel of The Athletic reports.
#1 RF
Bradley Zimmer: Out of lineup
Sep 18th
Zimmer will sit Saturday against the Yankees.
#3 P
Zach Plesac: Takes sixth loss
Sep 17th
Plesac (10-6) took the loss Friday versus the Yankees. He allowed five runs on seven hits and a walk with six strikeouts in six innings.
#4 P
Cal Quantrill: Logs quality start Wednesday
Sep 15th
Quantrill (6-3) went 6.2 innings Wednesday, allowing three unearned runs on two hits and three walks to earn the win against Minnesota. He had four strikeouts.
#5 BP
Logan Allen: Poor showing in nightcap
Sep 15th
Allen (1-7) took the loss in the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Twins, giving up four runs on seven hits and a walk over 3.2 innings as Cleveland was downed 6-3. He struck out three.
#1 CL
Emmanuel Clase: Notches 23rd save
Sep 15th
Clase struck out one in a perfect seventh inning during the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader to record his 23rd save of the season in a 3-1 win over the Twins.