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A. Gordon
P. Orlando
J. Dyson
L. Cain
J. Dyson
P. Orlando
J. Dyson
P. Orlando
L. Cain
M. Moustakas
C. Colon
A. Escobar
C. Colon
Rotation
1. Y. Ventura
2. E. Volquez
3. D. Duffy
4. J. Guthrie
5. C. Young
O. Infante
C. Colon
E. Hosmer
S. Perez
DH
K. Morales
P. Orlando
DL
A. Rios
J. Vargas
K. Medlen
B. Flynn
T. Collins
S. Perez
D. Butera
F. Pena
  Bullpen
G. Holland (CL)
W. Davis
K. Herrera
J. Frasor
R. Madson
F. Morales
L. Hochevar
J. Blanton
Last Updated: 05/18/2015
 
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Last Five Games
5/20 vs. CIN
A. EscobarSS
M. Moustakas3B
L. CainCF
E. Hosmer1B
K. MoralesDH
A. GordonLF
S. PerezC
O. Infante2B
P. OrlandoRF
 
5/19 vs. CIN
A. EscobarSS
M. Moustakas3B
L. CainCF
E. Hosmer1B
K. MoralesDH
A. GordonLF
S. PerezC
O. Infante2B
P. OrlandoRF
 
5/17 vs. NYY
A. EscobarSS
M. Moustakas3B
L. CainCF
E. Hosmer1B
K. MoralesDH
S. PerezC
O. Infante2B
P. OrlandoRF
J. DysonLF
 
5/16 vs. NYY
A. EscobarSS
M. Moustakas3B
L. CainCF
E. Hosmer1B
K. MoralesDH
A. GordonLF
S. PerezC
O. Infante2B
P. OrlandoRF
 
5/15 vs. NYY
A. EscobarSS
M. Moustakas3B
L. CainCF
E. Hosmer1B
K. MoralesDH
A. GordonLF
S. PerezC
O. Infante2B
P. OrlandoRF

Most Frequent Lineup
 AvgHRRBI
A. EscobarSS.295115
M. Moustakas3B.342415
L. CainCF.306319
E. Hosmer1B.321730
K. MoralesDH.294432
A. GordonLF.266421
S. PerezC.290522
O. Infante2B.264017
P. OrlandoRF.25306
 
Notes
  • 17 different lineups used this season.
  • Most frequent lineup used in 6 games.

Other Frequent Lineups
5 Game(s)
A. EscobarSS
M. Moustakas3B
L. CainCF
E. Hosmer1B
K. MoralesDH
A. GordonLF
A. RiosRF
S. PerezC
O. Infante2B
4 Game(s)
A. EscobarSS
M. Moustakas3B
L. CainCF
E. Hosmer1B
K. MoralesDH
A. GordonLF
S. PerezC
O. Infante2B
J. DysonRF
3 Game(s)
A. EscobarSS
M. Moustakas3B
L. CainCF
E. Hosmer1B
K. MoralesDH
A. GordonLF
S. PerezC
P. OrlandoRF
O. Infante2B
3 Game(s)
A. GordonLF
M. Moustakas3B
L. CainCF
E. Hosmer1B
K. MoralesDH
S. PerezC
O. Infante2B
J. DysonRF
C. ColonSS
2 Game(s)
A. EscobarSS
M. Moustakas3B
L. CainCF
E. Hosmer1B
K. MoralesDH
A. RiosRF
S. PerezC
P. OrlandoLF
O. Infante2B

 
 

Mike Moustakas, #8
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
37.342264151
 
Position Breakdown
3B - 37
News
Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas collected three hits during Wednesday night's 7-1 victory over the Reds. 

Moustakas recorded one double and two singles in the game. His double marked his 10th of the season. He went 3 for 4 in the game. 

This is his second game in a row going 3 for 4 in the Reds. So far in the series, Moustakas is 6 for 8 with three doubles and two RBI. He's hitting .333/.387/.490 for the season. 

"I quite frankly and honestly can't say I have seen a player in the big leagues make as big an improvement as Mike Moustakas has made from last year to this year," Royals manager Ned Yost said, via MLB.com. "And it's not even close. It's not even close. You see good players that come in, but to have to completely reinvent himself and change his game offensively, I've never seen it before."

Luke Hochevar, #44
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
004.04.5005
 
Jarrod Dyson, #1
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
22.1868015
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 20
News
Paulo Orlando is in the Royals starting lineup in right field for the eighth straight game. 

With Alex Rios on the disabled list, Orlando appears to have beaten out Jarrod Dyson for the starting job. Orlando has started 22 of the 33 games since Rios went down. 

Wade Davis, #17
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
2019.00.00719
 
News
Royals closer Greg Holland was unavailable to pitch in Tuesday's game against the Reds. Holland woke up Tuesday morning with a stiff neck and got worked on by the trainers. Wade Davis came in for the save as the Royals won 3-0.

Manager Ned Yost was unsure whether Holland would be able to pitch on Wednedsay.

"We'll just see how he is tomorrow," Yost said, per MLB.com, "and go from there."

Tim Collins, #55
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
000.00.0000
 
Injuries
Elbow - 60-day DL. Out for season (Updated - 5/7/15)
Drew Butera, #9
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
13.2144010
 
Position Breakdown
C - 10, 1B - 3
Jason Frasor, #54
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
1012.10.7309
 
Alex Rios, #15
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
7.3214182
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 7
Injuries
Hand - 15-day DL. Out until at least late May (Updated - 4/14/15)
News
Ned Yost said Tuesday that Royals outfielder Alex Rios could begin a rehab assignment in 7-10 days. Now Rios is confirming, stating that it could start within the week, per MLB.com.

Rios was off to a flying start with his new team until a hand injury knocked him out for six weeks. He will return with a slash line of .321/.345/.464 and eight RBI in just 28 at-bats.

Kelvin Herrera, #40
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
0115.01.80016
 
Francisco Pena, #26
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
1.0000000
 
Position Breakdown
C - 1
Eric Hosmer, #35
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
40.321287303
 
Position Breakdown
1B - 40
Danny Duffy, #41
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
2338.15.871930
 
Injuries
Shoulder - Out for May 23 vs. St. Louis. Expected to return for May 26 start at N.Y. Yankees (Updated - 5/22/15)
News
The Royals will skip pitcher Danny Duffy in the starting rotation, per the Kansas City Star. Duffy is suffering from shoulder stiffness. 

"Yesterday as I got through warming up, it just grabbed a little bit. Felt like I needed a little WD-40 in there," Duffy said, per MLB.com.

Duffy was scheduled to pitch on Saturday. Edinson Volquez, originally scheduled to start on Sunday, will move up a day to replace Duffy on Saturday.

Yordano Ventura, scheduled for Monday, will also move up a day and pitch on Sunday.

Duffy will get bumped back to a Tuesday start.  

Edinson Volquez, #36
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
3349.12.741738
 
News
The Royals will skip pitcher Danny Duffy in the starting rotation, per the Kansas City Star. Duffy is suffering from shoulder stiffness. 

"Yesterday as I got through warming up, it just grabbed a little bit. Felt like I needed a little WD-40 in there," Duffy said, per MLB.com.

Duffy was scheduled to pitch on Saturday. Edinson Volquez, originally scheduled to start on Sunday, will move up a day to replace Duffy on Saturday.

Yordano Ventura, scheduled for Monday, will also move up a day and pitch on Sunday.

Duffy will get bumped back to a Tuesday start.  

Franklin Morales, #47
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
3016.13.8609
 
Chris Young, #32
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
3028.20.94721
 
News
Royals pitcher Chris Young tossed six scoreless innings to earn his fourth win of the season during Friday's 5-0 win over the Cardinals.

Young scattered six hits while striking out two batters and walking two. He lowered his ERA to 0.78 on the season.

Young (4-0) has not surrendered more than one run in any of his four starts this season. His next expected start is set for Wednesday at the New York Yankees.

Paulo Orlando, #16
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
26.25313062
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 26
News
Paulo Orlando is in the Royals starting lineup in right field for the eighth straight game. 

With Alex Rios on the disabled list, Orlando appears to have beaten out Jarrod Dyson for the starting job. Orlando has started 22 of the 33 games since Rios went down. 

Kendrys Morales, #25
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
40.294294320
 
News
Royals designated hitter Kendrys Morales provided all the offense that the Royals needed to defeat the Cardinals on Friday.

Morales drove in all five the team's runs Friday. He did it by hitting two home runs off Lance Lynn. Morales went 3 for 5 in the game to raise his average to .305.

Prior to his three-hit game Friday, Morales had been hitting .154 with no home runs over his last four games.

Joe Blanton, #49
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
004.02.2502
 
Yordano Ventura, #30
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
3347.14.561536
 
News
Royals starting pitcher Yordano Ventura (3-3) tossed seven scoreless innings Tuesday to defeat the Reds.

Ventura allowed four hits and fan six in the strong outing.

"He went seven innings and got a lot of ground balls," Reds manager Bryan Price said. "It shows what a plus fastball, plus changeup can do. When he changes speeds like that you have to gear up for the velocity and then adjust when he changes speeds. He did a good job."

The performance ended a mini slump for Ventura, who had allowed 14 runs in 18 1/3 innings over his last three starts.

"This is the best I've felt this season," Ventura said with teammate Christian Colon acting as his interpreter. "All my pitches were sharp. I was just focused on having my pitches down in the zone and having quality pitches."

Ventura's next start is set for Monday in New York against the Yankees.

Lorenzo Cain, #6
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
36.306293197
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 36
Greg Holland, #56
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
1010.00.9076
 
News
Royals manager Ned Yost said that closer Greg Holland (neck) is available to pitch on Wednesday, MLB.com reports.

Holland woke up Tuesday with a stiff neck and was ruled unavailable for yesterday's game after being worked on by trainers. He's racked up seven saves while allowing one earned run in 10 innings.

Alex Gordon, #4
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
36.266184210
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 36
News
Royals outfielder Alex Gordon is back in the starting lineup on Tuesday against the Reds, the team announced.

Gordon got his first day off in the last 25 games on Monday with Jarrod Dyson taking his place in left field. Gordon is hitting .273 with 19 RBI in 121 at-bats this season. The Royals are currently the favorites (-124) against Cincinnati.

Brian Flynn, #33
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
000.00.0000
 
Injuries
Lat - 60-day DL. Out until at least mid-July (Updated - 5/17/15)
Salvador Perez, #13
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
38.290135221
 
Position Breakdown
C - 38
Kris Medlen, #39
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
000.00.0000
 
Injuries
Elbow - 60-day DL. Out until at least early June (Updated - 4/7/15)
Alcides Escobar, #2
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
31.295181153
 
Position Breakdown
SS - 31
Ryan Madson, #46
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
0019.21.83020
 
News
Ryan Madson believed the odds on his return to a big-league mound was one or two percent. So what he has accomplished this season is 100 percent amazing.

Tommy John surgery and failures that followed forced Madson into an early retirement. He had not pitched since 2011. The former lights-out closer for Philadelphia was done.

Madson was frustrated at not being able to dictate the terms of his departure from baseball, but he was content spending more time with his family than he had ever been able to do as a major league pitcher.

"There was always a small buzz that I could come back," Madson told the New York Times. "But I knew it was so far away. So much work had to be done. Even guys that retire and stay retired, they have that 1 or 2 percent that they want to go back and play. I don't know how many years that lasts. But I think I was in that category. I thought I was truly done."

Not so fast. Madson began teaching baseball fundamentals to young players, including a standout prospect near his California home. That led to a chance meeting with current Royals special assistant Jim Fregosi Jr., who once scouted Madson. One thing led to another and Madson earned a tryout with Kansas City. A strong spring training resulted in him snagging a spot in their bullpen.

He has taken his opportunity and run with it. In 17 appearances he boasts a 1.83 ERA, the best of his 10-year career. He has just four walks and 20 strikeouts in 19 2/3 innings. And he has the admiration of his teammates.

"It really is remarkable what he's doing right now," said fellow pitcher Chris Young. "Granted, I never played with him, but I've played against him, and his stuff is as good as I've ever seen."

Jeremy Guthrie, #11
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
4247.14.751318
 
News
Royals pitcher Jeremy Guthrie did not allow an earned run during Wednesday evening's 7-1 victory over the Reds. 

Guthrie went six innings, struck out three batters and walked two. He now holds a 4.75 ERA for the season. 

This was the first game of the season that Guthrie did not allow an earned run. He struggled early on this year but only gave up a total of four earned runs in his previous two games. He hasn't had a game where he's struck out more than three batters this year, however. 

"I didn't have the same type of command I did a couple of starts ago," Guthrie said, per MLB.com. "But my location has been a bit better. I've been getting ahead of guys and making good pitches." 

Guthrie's next start is projected for May 26 against the Yankees. 

Jason Vargas, #51
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
3125.25.261014
 
Injuries
Elbow - 15-day DL. Out until at least late May (Updated - 5/8/15)
News
Royals starter Jason Vargas threw a simulated game on Friday and reported no issues, saying the session went well. The team will wait to see how he feels on Saturday before possibly sending him out on a rehab assignment, according to MLB.com.

The team did not reveal how long Vargas will need on his rehab or when they expect him back in the rotation.

Omar Infante, #14
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
35.264100170
 
Position Breakdown
2B - 146
Christian Colon, #24
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
19.2714042
 
Position Breakdown
2B - 6, SS - 11, 3B - 3