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Injuries & Moves: Royals land Mills, Fleming from M's for Santana

June 27, 2022

Keep track of the Royals’ recent transactions and injury updates throughout the season.

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
May 29, 2022

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

Salvy exits game after HBP; X-rays negative

April 24, 2022

SEATTLE – Royals catcher Salvador Perez exited Saturday night’s 13-7 loss to the Mariners after being hit on the left hand by a 94.1 mph pitch in the seventh inning. X-rays after the game were negative and Perez is considered day to day. Perez -- who leads the team with

Singer 'not overly concerned' about early exit

Right-hander leaves after only 18 pitches due to 'mid-arm' discomfort, MRI clean
@anne__rogers
September 29, 2021

KANSAS CITY -- Brady Singer's 18th pitch in the first inning in Tuesday night's 6-4 win over the Indians caused both Whit Merrifield and Salvador Perez to run to the mound and signal manager Mike Matheny and trainer Nick Kenney in the Royals’ dugout.

Keller looks to be 'feeling good' for 2022

Righty focused on offseason program, being healthy; McBroom sets HR mark
@anne__rogers
September 18, 2021

KANSAS CITY -- Brad Keller had known for some time that he wouldn’t return to the mound in 2021, but with Friday's news that the Royals right-hander will be shut down the rest of the season, his focus solely turned on getting healthy for 2022. Keller has been on the

Lynch can't shake calf cramp, exits finale

Royals rookie lefty lifted as precaution, goes just 2-plus innings against A's
@anne__rogers
September 16, 2021

KANSAS CITY -- Daniel Lynch exited Thursday’s 7-2 loss to the A’s with left calf tightness in the third inning, but early returns on imaging and how he felt after the rubber match have the Royals lefty feeling optimistic that he’ll get back on track with his next start. Lynch

Mondesi sees action with pregame workouts

Royals eyeing starting rotation plan; Childhood Cancer Awareness Day on tap
@anne__rogers
September 1, 2021

KANSAS CITY -- Royals shortstop Adalberto Mondesi worked out with the team on Tuesday at Kauffman Stadium, a signal that he’s close to being activated from his rehab assignment as soon as Wednesday, when rosters expand from 26 to 28 players. Mondesi has played just 10 games this season because

Keller placed on IL with right lat strain

RHP left Thursday's start with shoulder discomfort
@anne__rogers
August 27, 2021

SEATTLE -- The lack of fastball command that caused Brad Keller to throw 79 pitches into the fifth inning against the Mariners wasn’t as worrisome as the final pitch the Royals starter threw Thursday night. After a sinker down the middle led to Kyle Seager’s home run in the bottom

Perez, on road to 40 HRs, scratched vs. Cubs

August 21, 2021

CHICAGO -- Salvador Perez was a late scratch from the Royals' lineup Saturday afternoon. Manager Mike Matheny had originally penciled Perez in to catch and bat third against the Cubs at Wrigley Field, but a lingering headache from Friday’s game pushed Perez out of the batting order. Perez hit two

Mondi set back (right oblique), timetable TBD

@anne__rogers
August 16, 2021

KANSAS CITY -- Adalberto Mondesi suffered a setback in his recovery from an oblique injury last weekend, another detour on the path to his return to the Major League club this season. The shortstop has been returned from his rehab assignment to be further evaluated after feeling tightness in his

Salvy scratched with non-COVID illness

@anne__rogers
August 6, 2021

ST. LOUIS -- The Royals didn't have their starting catcher in the lineup for the series opener against the Cardinals on Friday night, but the club is optimistic it won’t be without him for long. Salvador Perez was scratched due to a non-Covid-related illness. The All-Star catcher woke up feeling

Royals' rotation hits: Duffy, Singer on IL

Kansas City recalls McBroom, Zuber from Triple-A ahead of Brewers series
@ryan_a_herrera
July 20, 2021

As the Royals look for ways to right the ship after dropping eight of their last 10 games and 29 of 37 dating to June 5, losing key parts of an already thin rotation was the last thing the team needed entering Tuesday's series opener against the first-place Brewers. Kansas

Salvy hit in face mask, dealing with headache

@anne__rogers
June 24, 2021

NEW YORK -- Salvador Perez exited the Royals' eventual 6-5 loss to the Yankees on Wednesday night in the fourth inning after taking a hard foul ball off his face mask in the first, but Kansas City received good news in that its veteran catcher passed initial tests ruling out

Duffy ready to return: 'I can get outs here'

@anne__rogers
June 22, 2021

NEW YORK -- The Royals will get a boost to their rotation this week when Danny Duffy returns from the injured list to make Wednesday’s start against the Yankees, manager Mike Matheny announced ahead of Tuesday’s series opener. A corresponding move on the 26-man roster will be made then. Duffy

Mondesi to IL for 3rd time: 'We hurt for him'

@anne__rogers
June 22, 2021

KANSAS CITY -- For the third time this season, Royals shortstop Adalberto Mondesi has been placed on the 10-day injured list. The 25-year-old has a left oblique strain that took him out of Sunday’s series finale against the Red Sox, and it was severe enough that Kansas City made the

Mondesi (side discomfort) exits strong finale

@garciamegan_
June 20, 2021

During the Royals' offensive outburst against the Red Sox in a 7-3 win on Sunday afternoon, Adalberto Mondesi was removed at the start of the top of the seventh inning with discomfort in his side. "He felt a little something. We're still getting some more information on it," manager Mike

Royals limit Singer (shoulder) in finale loss

Right-hander exits after 3 innings, 51 pitches as precaution due to tightness
@anne__rogers
June 16, 2021

KANSAS CITY -- Before the 2021 season began, the Royals knew they would be cautious with pitchers’ workloads as they jumped from the 60-game pandemic-shortened season in ‘20 to a full 162 games. Now that the 60-game mark has passed this year, those precautions will be heightened. Starter Brady Singer

Benintendi (rib fracture) put on IL: 'Not ideal'

@anne__rogers
June 14, 2021

KANSAS CITY -- The Royals' lineup, having already seen bumps and bruises through the first two months of the season, will now be without one of their hottest hitters in Andrew Benintendi. The left fielder was placed on the 10-day injured list Monday with a right rib fracture, the club

Mondesi (left hamstring strain) lands on IL

Staumont back in KC bullpen; Olivares recalled, Zuber optioned to Triple-A
@anne__rogers
June 6, 2021

KANSAS CITY -- The move the Royals hoped to avoid when shortstop Adalberto Mondesi felt his left hamstring pull on a defensive play earlier this week eventually came on Sunday, when the club placed Mondesi on the 10-day injured list. The move is retroactive to Friday, meaning Mondesi is eligible

KC 'being smart' with Mondesi's hamstring

Matheny mindful of Merrifield's health during his consecutive-games streak
@anne__rogers
June 1, 2021

KANSAS CITY -- The Royals received good news on Tuesday morning regarding Adalberto Mondesi's left hamstring: The shortstop woke up feeling better than when he went to bed Monday night after tweaking his hamstring in the team's win over the Pirates. Mondesi exited Monday’s game as a precaution, and the

Staumont (left knee sprain) lands on IL

Royals reliever slated to rest before rehab stint; Dozier back with KC
@anne__rogers
May 28, 2021

The Royals' bullpen was dealt a blow on Friday when hard-throwing reliever Josh Staumont landed on the 10-day injured list with a left knee sprain. Staumont’s stint is retroactive to Thursday, and it was among a slew of roster moves by the club ahead of Friday’s series opener against the

Hahn undergoing tests after rehab outing

@anne__rogers
May 20, 2021

KANSAS CITY – The Royals returned reliever Jesse Hahn from his rehab assignment in Triple-A Omaha on Thursday, but the right-hander’s timeline to return to the Kansas City bullpen is still uncertain. Hahn is undergoing more tests and evaluations with the Royals medical team after exiting Wednesday’s game against the