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Injuries & Roster Moves: Duffy, Mondesi

July 23, 2021

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

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

Salvy hit in face mask, dealing with headache

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'

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'

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

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
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'

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
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
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
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

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

Capacity at The K soon; Zimmer returns

Stadium will be 100 percent starting May 31; Mondesi's rehab shifts to Omaha
May 19, 2021

KANSAS CITY -- Royals games will return to full capacity at Kauffman Stadium starting on May 31, when they host the Pirates, the club announced on Tuesday. Single-game tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. CT on Thursday on Kansas City began the season at 30 percent capacity

Duffy labels IL stint as 'a speed bump'

Royals lefty (forearm flexor strain) relieved with negative MRI result
May 18, 2021

KANSAS CITY -- Danny Duffy's mind could not help but go to that day in May 2012, when he faced three White Sox batters in the first inning before feeling pain in his left elbow that ultimately led to Tommy John surgery. In the first part of this season, the

Mondesi (oblique) begins rehab assignment

May 14, 2021

Adalberto Mondesi could hardly contain his smile when talking about how much he wanted to get back to Kansas City and rejoin his team on the active roster. He took another step toward doing so Thursday night. The Royals shortstop, who’s been on the injured list with a right oblique

Hahn, Zimmer bullpens; Mondesi update

May 7, 2021

The Royals received positive news on Friday. Right-handers Jesse Hahn and Kyle Zimmer, and infielder Adalberto Mondesi, have made positive steps to get back on the field. Hahn (right shoulder impingement syndrome) and Zimmer (left trapezius muscle strain) logged bullpen sessions. If things go well for Hahn, he will start

Singer injured by liner that starts odd DP

Royals right-hander 'feels good' after exiting early with left heel contusion
May 1, 2021

As the Royals watched the Twins pull away late in Friday night’s series opener, the focus kept coming back to the second inning and right-hander Brady Singer, who exited with a left heel contusion after a line drive struck him to start an unusual double play.

Mondesi 'looks good' in BP; Bubic preps 

April 30, 2021

Royals manager Mike Matheny watched video on Thursday that was a welcome sight: Adalberto Mondesi taking part in batting practice back in Kansas City recently. The shortstop has been on the injured list with a right oblique strain for the entire first month of the season, but taking regular batting

Notes: Staumont easing back; injury updates

April 19, 2021

Relief pitcher Josh Staumont told reporters that the one-day injured list stint he had last week was because of side effects he experienced after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. The right-hander fell ill with the virus before Spring Training started, delaying his entry to camp, and it hit him hard, causing

Staumont placed on IL; Junis gets 2nd start

Royals recall Santana, Zuber and option McBroom to alternate training site
April 13, 2021

KANSAS CITY -- The Royals made some roster moves before Tuesday’s game against the Angels at Kauffman Stadium, placing reliever Josh Staumont on the injured list, while selecting right-hander Ervin Santana and recalling right-hander Tyler Zuber from the alternate training site. The club also optioned infielder/outfielder Ryan McBroom to the

Royals place Hahn on IL, recall Newberry

April 12, 2021

KANSAS CITY -- The Royals placed right-handed reliever Jesse Hahn on the 10-day injured list with right shoulder impingement syndrome, the club announced Monday ahead of its series opener against the Angels in Kansas City. In a corresponding move, the Royals recalled right-hander Jake Newberry from the alternate training site.

Notes: Mondesi on IL; Isbel incoming

Royals recall Lopez from Triple-A in corresponding move
March 31, 2021

KANSAS CITY -- Adalberto Mondesi will open the season on the injured list because of a right oblique strain, the Royals announced Wednesday, placing the starting shortstop on the 10-day IL. In a corresponding move, Kansas City recalled Nicky Lopez from Triple-A Omaha the day before opening the regular season

Notes: Mondesi improving from sore foot

March 2, 2021

MESA, Ariz. -- The Royals are taking precautions with Adalberto Mondesi early in the Spring Training game schedule because he was hit by a pitch on his foot before coming to camp, manager Mike Matheny said Tuesday. The shortstop wasn’t in the lineup in the Royals’ 3-2 loss (seven innings)

Successful '20 over for Holland (oblique)

Soler (right oblique) goes to IL; Royals activate Kennedy, recall McBroom
September 25, 2020

KANSAS CITY -- The return of Royals reliever Greg Holland to Kansas City in 2020 couldn’t have gone much better. Holland, 34, signed with the Royals as a free agent last offseason, hoping to resurrect his career -- one that gained national stardom in his first go-round with Kansas City.

Zimmer progresses in '20 despite early end

September 23, 2020

KANSAS CITY -- Royals right-hander Kyle Zimmer’s season will not end the way he would have preferred. Regardless, Zimmer’s season will go into the books as a huge success for the 2012 first-round Draft pick. Zimmer was placed on the injured list on Wednesday, ending his 2020 season after he