• by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

    Ryan Madson, Franklin Morales, Paulo Orlando make Royals' roster

    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.

  • by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer

    Royals' Tim Collins out for season after elbow surgery

    Royals reliever Tim Collins underwent season-ending Tommy John surgery Wednesday after a second opinion of his injury revealed ligament damage in his elbow, per The Kansas City Star. Collins made just 22 relief appearances for Kansas City last season while dealing with inflammation in the flexor tendon of his elbow, going 0-3 with a 3.86 ERA. The left-handed hurler is 12-17 with a 3.54 ERA over four MLB seasons.

  • by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer

    Royals reliever Collins seeks second opinion on elbow

    Royals reliever Tim Collins left the team Wednesday to head to Florida and seek a second opinion on his injured elbow from renowned specalist Dr. James Andrews, per MLB.com. Collins, who is in a fight for one of the team's last bullpen slots, underwent an MRI last week that revealed ligament damage. "We'll know as soon as today what to do with him," manager Ned Yost said.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Royals RP Tim Collins to seek second opinion on elbow

    Royals pitcher Tim Collins will see Dr. James Andrews on Wednesday to receive a second opinion on his elbow, reports The Kansas City Star. Collins was recently diagnosed with ligament damage in his elbow.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Royals RP Tim Collins has ligament damage in elbow

    The MRI on Royals reliever Tim Collins' elbow revealed ligament damage, according to The Kansas City Star. The team is now seeking a second opinion. "It won't be anytime soon," manager Ned Yost said when asked when Collins might pitch again, per MLB.com. Collins missed time in 2014 inflammation around the flexor tendon in his elbow. He made just 22 relief appearances for Kansas City, going 0-3 with a 3.86 ERA. The left-handed hurler is 12-17 with a 3.54 ERA over four MLB seasons. "It's disappointing, but it is what it is," Collins said of the injury. "I'm OK. There's nothing much you can do."

  • by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com

    Royals P Tim Collins (elbow) to have MRI on Thursday

    Royals pitcher Tim Collins is scheduled to undergo an MRI on his sore elbow Thursday, according to MLB.com. Collins left Wednesday's game against the Rangers after experiencing tightness in his elbow. Kansas City won the game 13-2. Though further testing will take place, Collins expressed optimism about the injury. "I think it's just spring training," Collins said. "Everybody goes through this. It's just some tightness. I don't know what the plan is yet with the trainers."

  • by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

    Royals' Tim Collins dealing with elbow soreness

    Royals reliever Tim Collins is dealing with elbow soreness, according to the Kansas City Star. Collins will head for an MRI on Wednesday in order to determine the severity of the injury. The team won't have a timetable for Collins until they receive the results of the MRI. The 25-year-old posted a 3.86 ERA over 21 innings last year.

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Royals avoid arbitration with RHP Louis Coleman, LHP Tim Collins

    The Royals announced a couple of roster moves on Friday, per the team's official website. The team announced they signed right-hander Louis Coleman and left-hander Tim Collins to one-year contracts, avoiding arbitration with both players. According to the Kansas City Star, Collins signed for $1.475 million, and Coleman signed for $725,000.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Report: Royals might tender contracts to Collins, Crow

    Despite down seasons, the Royals still might tender contracts to relievers Tim Collins and Aaron Crow, according to The Kansas City Star. Crow went 6-1 in 2014, but he had a career-worst 4.12 ERA and allowed 10 home runs. Collins went 0-3 with a 3.86 ERA and 1.38 WHIP.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Royals recall Tim Collins

    The Royals recalled pitcher Tim Collins from Triple-A Omaha Friday. Collins worked the final inning of a blowout loss in his return to major-league action Friday, needing just five pitches to complete a 1-2-3 inning and make him the most effective Royals pitcher in the 10-1 defeat. Including his time with the team over the first half of the season, he owns a 3.93 ERA and 10:10 K:BB ratio in 18 1/3 innings.