Skoglund (arm) cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Omaha on Sunday, Lynn Worthy of The Kansas City Star reports. The 27-year-old was designated for assignment back in late March, but due to the transaction freeze he remained in roster limbo for the past three months. Skogland isn't eliminated from being included on Kansas City's initial 60-man player pool, but his removal from the 40-man roster will make it more difficult for him to begin the season in the majors.
Skoglund (arm) was designated for assignment Wednesday. The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for the Royals to select Trevor Rosenthal's contract. Skoglund has been dealing with a tender arm this spring, and his expected timeline for being ready for game action is not yet clear. With a career 6.61 ERA in 109 big-league innings, he's unlikely to be in high demand on the waiver wire.
Skoglund (arm) was trending toward throwing off a mound when spring training was postponed, but he was not nearing game action, Lynn Worthy of The Kansas City Star reports. He is dealing with some tenderness in his throwing arm, and it sounds like he was going to open the year on the injured list. The injury made Skoglund a long shot to break camp in the rotation, but the hiatus could give him enough time to get back to 100 percent and possibly stretch out to the point that he could be an option for the fifth starter's spot when play resumes.
Skoglund has been handled cautiously this spring due to tenderness in his arm, Lynn Worthy of The Kansas City Star reports. Skoglund has been able to appear in one game this spring, but he's currently not throwing off the mound. It doesn't sound as though he's dealing with any specific injury, but there's still a chance his delayed spring could send him to the injured list to start the season.
Skoglund (0-3) pitched three innings, allowing six runs on nine hits and a walk while striking out two in a loss to the Twins on Friday. The Twins posted a pair of runs in each of the three innings Skoglund pitched. The southpaw also allowed two homers in the contest. With the effort, Skoglund finishes the year with a 9.00 ERA, 1.86 WHIP and a 4:9 K:BB in 21 major-league innings across six appearances.
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