Collins (elbow) will have his second Tommy John surgery on Friday, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports. Collins tore a ligament in his elbow, causing this season-ending Tommy John surgery. He had his first surgery in the spring of 2015, and missed the entire season to recover. Given his age, he may make a full recovery and be able to come back around mid-2017.
Collins (elbow) was placed on the 60-day DL on Sunday, Rustin Dodd of The Kansas City Star reports. Collins was diagnosed with a torn ligament in his throwing elbow last week that will require season-ending Tommy John surgery, the second procedure he's required during his career. He missed the entire 2015 campaign while recovering from the first procedure.
Collins (elbow) will need a second Tommy John surgery, Rustin Dodd of the Kansas City Star reports. Collins had the first operation last spring and was hoping to return at some point during the upcoming season. He'll now miss a second straight campaign, with a return in mid-2017 likely to be the new goal. Danny Duffy will likely be the top lefty in Kansas City's bullpen.
The Royals agreed to a contract with Collins on Monday. Collins torn the UCL early in spring training 2015 and underwent Tommy John surgery shortly thereafter. Although the 26-year-old southpaw missed the entire season and will likely miss a good portion of the upcoming campaign, he could factor into the Royals' bullpen, once he regains his health. In the wake of the signing, it was revealed that Collins inked a one-year, $1.475 million deal.
Ryan Madson, Franklin Morales and Paulo Orlando earned the last two spots on the Royals' Opening Day roster. The RHP Madson was a non-roster invitee who earned a spot with his spring performance. Madson had a 3.00 ERA in nine games, with two saves. LHP Morales was also a non-roster invitee. He went 2-0 in the spring with a 6.55 ERA. Orlando, an outfielder, earned the last position player spot. To set the roster, the Royals sent LHP Brian Flynn to Omaha and placed LHP Tim Collins and RHP Luke Hochevar on the 15-day DL.
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