Moylan has allowed just one hit, an infield single, over six innings during August. The Australian native has rebounded nicely from a rough July 20 outing when he allowed four runs and recorded just one out. Since then, Moylan has allowed just one run and three hits over 7.1 innings. Manager Ned Yost has recently started to depend on him too, as the veteran has four of his five holds coming in August.
Moylan was recalled by the Royals on Wednesday, Rustin Dodd of the Kansas City Star reports. The native Australian made six appearances with the Royals in May, working a 2.45 ERA with seven strikeouts and two walks over 7.1 innings of work. He'll add another veteran arm to the Royals bullpen, but he's unlikely to work in fantasy-relevant situations.
Moylan was optioned to Triple-A Omaha on Sunday, Rustin Dodd of The Kansas City Star reports. With catcher Salvador Perez (quad) set to miss the next seven-to-10 days, the Royals decided to bolster their depth behind the plate, bringing aboard Tony Cruz from Triple-A Omaha. Since Perez figures to return before the 15-day minimum required for a DL stint, the Royals will avoid placing the backstop on the DL, and instead go with a shorthanded bullpen in the interim. Moylan will lose out on his 25-man roster spot in the process, but his sturdy 2.45 ERA over 7.1 innings with the Royals this season should earn him a trip back to Kansas City once Perez is back to full health.
Moylan (2-0) surrendered a hit and no runs in Friday's 7-5 victory over the White Sox. He struck out a batter as well. The 37-year-old continues to log frequent use, with Friday's appearance marking his fourth in the last seven days. The scoreless outing was his first clean effort over the last three, as Moylan had given up an earned run in each of his last two trips to the mound. He's picked up victories in two of his last three appearances, and sports a 2.45 ERA and 7:2 K:BB rate over 7.1 innings.
Moylan had his contract selected by the Royals on Thursday, Rustin Dodd of the Kansas City Star reports. The Royals added some depth in the bullpen Thursday by selecting Moylan's contract and recalling lefty Scott Alexander. Kansas City's bullpen has been taxed of late due to abbreviated starts from Chris Young and Kris Medlen. Moylan figures to work in low leverage situations given his current skill set and the fact that the Royals have an already-set back of the bullpen.