McBroom isn't starting Tuesday's game against the White Sox. McBroom will take a seat after starting the last two games. Whit Merrifield gets the nod in right field as Nicky Lopez starts at second base.
McBroom is not in the lineup for Friday's game at Miami. McBroom was promoted from Triple-A Omaha on Tuesday and started the last three contests, but he'll take a seat Friday after going 4-for-11 with one RBI and one walk. Jorge Soler -- who typically serves as the designated hitter -- will start in right field with the Royals playing in a National League park.
McBroom went 1-for-4 with a single in Thursday's loss to the Tigers. McBroom was making his third consecutive start after getting the call up from Triple-A Omaha earlier in the week. He has started at first base against two lefties and in right field against a right-handed starter, slotting in either fifth or sixth in the batting order in all three starts. McBroom is 27 and doesn't exactly have a ton of pedigree as a 15th-round pick in 2014, but he had a monster year with the Yankees' Triple-A affiliate (26 homers, 146 wRC+), and after acquiring him last week for international bonus pool money, the Royals seem intent on giving him a look.
McBroom's contract was purchased from Triple-A Omaha on Tuesday, and he'll bat sixth and play first base against the Tigers. McBroom came over from the Yankees in exchange for international signing bonus money and a player to be named later or cash. The 27-year-old has been a career minor-leaguer to this point, though he posted a strong .315/.402/.574 slash line with 26 homers in 117 games for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre this season. He can play first base or the outfield corners.
The Yankees acquired McBroom from the Blue Jays on Sunday in exchange for utility man Rob Refsnyder. It's expected that McBroom will report to Double-A Trenton, allowing him to remain in the Eastern League, where he had been playing for New Hampshire. The 25-year-old first baseman is hitting .243/.321/.402 with 12 home runs and 54 RBI in 392 plate appearances at Double-A, but his lack of special power and positional flexibility and advanced age relative to level don't make him an especially intriguing prospect.
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