Kris Medlen

#39 SP / Kansas City Royals / EXP: 6YRS Height: 5-10 Weight: 190 lb Age: 30 College: Santa Ana Coll. CA (J.C.) Bats/Throws S/R

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    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to

      Royals SP Kris Medlen earns win in final regular season start Thursday

      Royals starter Kris Medlen (6-2) allowed two runs (one earned) on four hits and three walks across six innings in a 6-4 win over the White Sox on Thursday. He struck out four. In Medlen's eight starts, he has two stinkers and six strong outings. In the two bad starts, he allowed 13 runs on 20 hits and in the six good starts, he allowed just nine runs on 26 hits. This sort of inconsistency is hard to trust, especially considering he has yet to record more than six strikeouts in any start thus far. In any case, Medlen has made quite the comeback from Tommy John surgery and it appears he may be in line to crack the starting rotation yet again next season.

    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to

      Royals' Kris Medlen gets battered by Indians in loss Saturday

      Royals starter Kris Medlen (5-2) surrendered nine hits, six earned runs and a walk in 3 2/3 innings in a 9-5 loss to the Indians on Saturday. He struck out four. Medlen had not yielded an earned run over his previous two starts but promptly surrendered a two-run triple to Carlos Santana in the first, a harbinger of things to come. Although he only surrendered one walk, Medlen was under constant duress on Saturday and pitched to contact, inducing only five swings-and-misses over 76 offerings. The veteran's night was a far cry from the dominance he wielded over the Indians' bats in a Sept. 15 start where he blanked them over 6 1/3 innings in their home park. Despite the forgettable night on the mound Saturday, Medlen has generally performed well in his return from Tommy John surgery. He will look to close out the regular season in strong fashion in his next start.

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      Royals SP Kris Medlen blanks Indians in 2-0 victory

      Royals starter Kris Medlen (4-1) blanked the Indians over 6 1/3 innings, surrendering five hits and one walk in a 2-0 victory Tuesday. Medlen made his fifth start after starting the season out of the bullpen following a 2014 campaign wiped out by Tommy John surgery, and the veteran turned in his best performance to date. It was the longest into the game that the 29-year-old has gone in his trips to the mound, although it was also the first start in which he failed to record a strikeout. After a rocky Sept. 4 appearance in which he gave up 11 hits and seven earned runs over 5 2/3 innings to the White Sox, Medlen has surrendered only two earned runs and eight hits over 12 1/3 innings in two starts since. If Medlen can continue to build up his endurance over his remaining starts, he could potentially serve as a valuable component of the Royals' postseason pitching staff.

    • by Marty Gitlin |

      Royals new SP Kris Medlen rides run support to another win

      Kris Medlen hasn't been lights-out since joining the Royals rotation, but the offense continued to provide plenty of runs Saturday in Tampa Bay and he performed well enough to win his second straight start. Medlen allowed three runs on four hits in 5 1/3 innings to raise his record on the year to 3-0. He walked two and whiffed five. The right-hander struggled only in the fourth, when an RBI single by Asdrubal Cabrera and two-run homer by Kevin Kiermaier turned a 2-0 lead into a 3-2 deficit. Medlen has given up six runs in 11 1/3 innings in his two starts, but the result both times has been a win.

    • by Marty Gitlin |

      Royals SP Kris Medlen rewarded with win in first start since 2013

      Royals comeback kid Kris Medlen pitched well Monday in his first start since Tommy John surgery. He even got a bonus. The bonus was a victory, courtesy of a huge offensive explosion after he had thrown his last pitch. Medlen allowed three runs on five hits in six innings with no walks and six strikeouts. Such a result did not appear likely after he surrendered a two-run homer to Adam Jones in the first, but he settled down thereafter and retired the last seven batters he faced. Medlen had tossed 11 consecutive shutout innings heading into the outing.

    • by Marty Gitlin |

      Royals P Kris Medlen set to start Monday

      What was anticipated is now official - Kris Medlen will make his first start with the Royals on Monday against visiting Baltimore, per the Kansas City Star. Medlen has not started since his fine 2013 season in Atlanta. He has recovered from Tommy John surgery and has performed well out of the bullpen for the Royals. He pitched three shutout innings Thursday against Boston. Pitching coach Dave Eiland has stated that he will need two or three starts to build up his strength enough to throw 90-100 pitches in a game.

    • by Marty Gitlin |

      Kris Medlen could be in and Jeremy Guthrie out of Royals rotation

      The potential removal of ineffective Jeremy Guthrie from the rotation for the Royals has Ned Yost considering Kris Medlen as his replacement, according to the Kansas City Star. Guthrie could find himself in the bullpen after not being able to finish five innings Wednesday and having his ERA rise to 5.64. He is scheduled to start Monday against Baltimore, but that might not happen. Yost won't indicate either way. "I haven't thought about it," he said. "Like I'm going to sit here and tell you if he is or isn't." Chris Young is another possibility, but Medlen has performed extremely well recently with 11 consecutive scoreless innings and 10 strikeouts during that time. Medlen was an excellent starter with Atlanta in 2012 and 2013 before losing time to Tommy John surgery.

    • by Marty Gitlin |

      Yost seeking to give Royals righty Kris Medlen a start in 2015

      The Royals are breezing to the American League Central title, so Ned Yost can afford a little experimentation. And one experiment he is hoping to try before the end of the season is giving Kris Medlen a start, 610 Sports Radio is reporting. Medlen thrived in that role for Atlanta before Tommy John surgery interrupted his career. He has returned as a reliever and has performed well after a rocky Royals debut. Medlen has allowed just two hits in seven shutout innings over four appearances with six strikeouts. The right hander went 25-13 as mostly a starter with the Braves in 2012 and 2013.

    • by Shawn Krest |

      Royals activate Kris Medlen from DL, option Yohan Pino

      The Royals activated pitcher Kris Medlen from the 60-day disabled list, the team announced on Monday. Medlen hasn't pitched in the majors this year as he recovered from Tommy John surgery. He'll be in uniform for Monday's game. To make room on the roster, the team optioned pitcher Yohan Pino to Triple-A Omaha.

    • by Sean d'Oliveira |

      Royals' Kris Medlen to pitch out of bullpen upon return

      Royals manager Ned Yost said pitcher Kris Medlen likely won't be activated until Monday and he will pitch out of the bullpen when he is reinstated, reports The Kansas City Star. Medlen has not pitched this season as he returns from Tommy John surgery. He tossed seven scoreless innings during a rehab start Wednesday at Double-A.

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