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Injuries & Moves: Lynch reinstated; Taylor (shoulder) placed on IL 

May 28, 2023


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

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

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
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

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

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?

August 30, 2022

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Pasquantino (right shoulder discomfort) lands on IL

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
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'

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
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

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

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

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'
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
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
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
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
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
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

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

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
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