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Injuries & Moves: Isbel (facial fracture) completes pregame routine

May 27, 2024

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Isbel 'extremely lucky' after scary foul ball to face

May 25, 2024

ST. PETERSBURG -- Royals center fielder Kyle Isbel suffered facial lacerations and underwent further testing at a St. Petersburg hospital after fouling a ball off his face in Saturday's 7-4 win over the Rays at Tropicana Field. Royals manager Matt Quatraro said the pitch, a 96.8 mph sinker from Rays

Marsh avoid serious injury after comebacker, but heads to IL

Royals say right-hander suffered a contusion after taking a hot shot off his throwing arm
@anne__rogers
April 25, 2024

KANSAS CITY -- The Royals received good and bad news on starter Alec Marsh on Thursday morning, a day after he was drilled by a 91.2 mph comebacker in the Royals’ win over the Blue Jays on Wednesday night. The bad news was that an injured list seemed necessary after

Massey 'excited' for return, everyday second baseman opportunity

@anne__rogers
April 19, 2024

KANSAS CITY -- The Royals got their everyday second baseman back on the field and in the lineup to kick off a tough stretch of the schedule. Michael Massey, who has been sidelined since the final week of Spring Training with a lower back strain, was reinstated from the 10-day

Royals 'really glad' as Salvy not expected to hit IL

@anne__rogers
April 16, 2024

CHICAGO -- The hope that Salvador Perez’s left groin/hip injury sustained Sunday afternoon wouldn’t keep the Royals’ catcher down for long began circulating on the plane ride from New York to Chicago. Manager Matt Quatraro noticed Perez wasn’t walking nearly as gingerly getting on and off the airplane as the

Salvy (left groin and hip) exits after collision at home plate

April 14, 2024

NEW YORK – Royals catcher Salvador Perez found himself in a bang-bang play at home plate and ended up with a left groin and hip injury, which forced him from the game after four innings in an eventual 2-1 loss against the Mets at Citi Field. With Royals left-hander Cole

Royals' 2020 top Draft pick Lacy has Tommy John surgery

@anne__rogers
March 20, 2024

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Royals Minor Leaguer Asa Lacy, the No. 4 overall MLB Draft pick in 2020, announced Tuesday night that he underwent full ulnar collateral ligament surgery and will miss the 2024 season. It’s been a tough journey for Lacy in his professional career, which started when he was

Royals' revamped bullpen depth will be put to test early

@anne__rogers
February 27, 2024

PEORIA, Ariz. – The Royals spent the winter revamping their bullpen and ensuring there’s depth to cover a full season, and with a month until Opening Day, it seems like they’ll be dipping into those reinforcements already. Carlos Hernández hasn’t been able to overcome the nagging shoulder soreness that he

Singer (back) shut down for remainder of season

@anne__rogers
September 19, 2023

KANSAS CITY -- The Royals are shutting down Brady Singer for the remainder of the year after the right-hander experienced back tightness following Monday’s start against the Guardians. Singer, 27, has had an up-and-down year and struggles in September. He skipped a start at the beginning of the month because

Pasquantino (right shoulder) likely out for season in blue day for KC 

Perez exits in third after hit by pitch as Royals drop ninth straight
@anne__rogers
June 15, 2023

KANSAS CITY -- Before the series finale against the Reds, the Royals found out they will be without one of their frontline sluggers and key pieces of their young core for the rest of the 2023 season. Vinnie Pasquantino will undergo surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right

Pasquantino lands on IL with reoccurring shoulder injury 

@anne__rogers
June 10, 2023

BALTIMORE -- The shoulder soreness Vinnie Pasquantino felt during Friday night’s game against the Orioles was severe enough to land the Royals’ first baseman on the injured list Saturday, but he and the club won’t know the true severity until they return to Kansas City next week. Pasquantino is scheduled

Yarbrough to IL with fractures after being hit in face by liner

@anne__rogers
May 8, 2023

KANSAS CITY -- In a scary moment at Kauffman Stadium on Sunday afternoon, Royals starter Ryan Yarbrough was hit in the face by a 106.2 mph comebacker off the bat of A’s first baseman Ryan Noda. Yarbrough was putting the final touches on an otherwise excellent start with one out

Royals lose Bubic to Tommy John surgery

@anne__rogers
April 21, 2023

Kris Bubic's season ended before it ever really got started. The Royals lefty is scheduled to undergo full ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction surgery, or Tommy John surgery, the team announced on Friday. Bubic is scheduled for surgery next week with Dr. Neal ElAttrache in Los Angeles. “It’s never easy,” Bubic

Lynch staying positive despite injury setback

Royals left-hander says he'll be ready to roll in 2023 after resting strained shoulder
@anne__rogers
March 24, 2023

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- The news Daniel Lynch received on Friday morning was echoed by a massive sigh of relief from the Royals' lefty. He won’t miss as much time as he originally thought when he was walking off the mound less than 24 hours earlier at Peoria Stadium. Lynch sustained

Chapman cracks tooth, splits lip in fall

@anne__rogers
February 27, 2023

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Aroldis Chapman’s Royals debut was supposed to be Sunday against the Mariners, but it was delayed a few days after he slipped and fell at home Saturday night. The relief pitcher slipped, cracked a tooth and split open his lip, requiring a trip to the emergency room

Royals sign O'Hearn, add 3 prospects to 40-man roster

@anne__rogers
November 15, 2022

KANSAS CITY -- The Royals made several roster moves on Tuesday ahead of the deadline to protect players from the Rule 5 Draft, selecting right-hander Alec Marsh, outfielder Diego Hernández and catcher Freddy Fermin to the 40-man roster. In corresponding moves, lefty Jake Brentz, right-hander Nate Webb and outfielder Brent

Salvador Perez has a seatbelt … in his thumb?

@anne__rogers
August 30, 2022

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Pasquantino (right shoulder discomfort) lands on IL

@anne__rogers
August 23, 2022

KANSAS CITY -- The Royals’ offensive outburst to begin Monday afternoon’s game against the White Sox quickly turned to concern an inning later when first baseman Vinnie Pasquantino injured himself on a swing that resulted in a flyout in the second inning at Kauffman Stadium. On an 0-2 count against

Royals 'couldn't get it done' after Zerpa's injury

Bats miss big opportunity in 6th; lefty starter exits with right knee issue in 5th
@anne__rogers
July 27, 2022

KANSAS CITY -- The Royals had very few chances to get anything going offensively against Angels lefty José Suarez as they were held to one hit through five innings against the starter who entered the game with a 5.60 ERA. But when their best opportunity came in the sixth, still

Witt has tight hamstring; scans come back 'pretty good'

@anne__rogers
July 24, 2022

KANSAS CITY -- Bobby Witt Jr. left Sunday afternoon’s series finale against the Rays with right hamstring tightness, the Royals announced, and he’s considered day to day as the club determines the injury's severity and the next steps for the shortstop. After the Royals’ 4-2 win at Kauffman Stadium, manager

Witt's hand X-rays clean after 3-RBI game

SS hits mammoth HR and flashes the leather before being hit on the knuckles in 9th
@anne__rogers
July 6, 2022

HOUSTON -- When Bobby Witt Jr. grabbed his right hand in pain after a 97 mph fastball squarely hit his right knuckle in the top of the ninth inning on Tuesday night at Minute Maid Park, those tuning in likely held their breath in anticipation, hoping the star rookie wasn’t

Salvy has thumb surgery; Royals eyeing '22 return

@anne__rogers
June 24, 2022

KANSAS CITY -- The Royals will be without their veteran catcher for an extended period of time, as the club announced Friday that Salvador Perez had successful surgery to repair the ulnar collateral ligament on his left thumb. Perez is expected to return to play this season; manager Mike Matheny

Greinke reports arm soreness after 'sloppy' stretch

@anne__rogers
7:54 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS -- Zack Greinke has been dealing with soreness in his right forearm/flexor area that has likely led to some of the bad results the Royals’ veteran starter has seen recently. Greinke allowed five runs -- all coming on three homers -- across four innings in the Royals’ 7-3 loss

Witt Jr. misses finale with wrist contusion

@anne__rogers
May 1, 2022

KANSAS CITY -- The Royals scratched third baseman Bobby Witt Jr. from the lineup about an hour before Sunday’s series finale against the Yankees at Kauffman Stadium because of a right wrist contusion that Witt sustained Saturday night when he was hit by a pitch. Backup infielder Emmanuel Rivera swapped

Royals shift infield defense after Mondesi's 'unfortunate' ACL tear

Extra innings victory over White Sox 'a morale boost'
@anne__rogers
April 28, 2022

CHICAGO -- Kyle Isbel didn’t take long to announce his return to the Royals on Thursday afternoon, knocking a two-run single in the 10th inning and sending Kansas City to a 5-2 series finale victory over the White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field. And it’s safe to say the Royals