Binford was promoted to Triple-A Omaha on Saturday, then dealt seven innings of one-run ball to pick up a win Sunday, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.
As a 21-year-old in 2014, Binford was a highly touted prospect in the Royals system. He's since fallen from grace after a pair of rough campaigns with Double-A and Triple-A. However, the right-hander looks like a new man in 2017. Over 31.2 innings (five starts) with Double-A Northwest Arkansas, Binford posted an impressive 1.99 ERA and 1.14 WHIP before cruising to victory Sunday with Triple-A Omaha. He's still just 24 years old, and a bullpen role at the MLB level has not yet passed him by.