The Royals recalled pitcher Brian Flynn from Triple-A Omaha Saturday and placed him on the 60-day disabled list with a left latissimus dorsi tear. Flynn suffered the torn lat in April and will likely be out until at least August. The move opened up a spot on the team's 40-man roster.
Royals pitcher Brian Flynn has been diagnosed with a torn lat muscle and is expected to be out three to five months, possibly returning by early August, per MLB.com.Flynn did not make the Royals out of spring training and had one appearance this season in Triple-A, throwing two-thirds of an inning.
Royals pitcher Brian Flynn is back in Kansas City getting checked out for a possible lat injury, MLB.com reports. Flynn, who didn't make the team out of spring training, pitched two-thirds of an inning in his only appearance with Triple-A Omaha before suffering the injury.
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.
Royals pitcher Brian Flynn will have a tough time making the Major League roster, according to a report by the Kansas City Star. Flynn had a 1.50 ERA in nine games this spring, and manager Ned Yost said he was one of the best pitchers in camp. However, the Royals would risk losing either Ryan Madson or Louis Coleman if they sent either of those pitchers down. Flynn still has options available.