The Royals optioned Bolanos to their alternate training site Sunday, Alec Lewis of The Athletic reports. Bolanos started in his two appearances with the Royals, but he acted as more of an opener than a traditional starter in those outings, covering two innings or fewer in both appearances. With the Royals needing to clear a spot on the active roster for Jakob Junis (COVID-19) ahead of his scheduled start in Sunday's series finale, Bolanos was ultimately deemed expendable after he was lit up for five runs on five hits and two walks while recording only five outs in Saturday's 11-5 loss.
Bolanos (0-2) took the loss Saturday against the White Sox after allowing five runs on five hits over 1.2 innings. He walked two and struck out one. The young right-hander didn't have much going for him Saturday, as he surrendered two home runs and delivered only 20 of his 41 pitches for strikes. Bolanos has covered 3.2 innings and allowed seven runs (five earned) and eight hits during his two starts this season.
Bolanos will start Saturday's game against the White Sox, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports. The 23-year-old will make his second start of the season with Mike Montgomery (lat) on the injured list and Brad Keller and Jakob Junis not yet ready after arriving late to summer camp due to COVID-19. Bolanos allowed two unearned runs on three hits and one walk with one strikeout over two innings during his first outing, and he's unlikely to have the workload of a traditional starter Saturday.
Bolanos (0-1) allowed two unearned runs on three hits and one walk while striking out one over two innings as he was charged with the loss Sunday against the Indians. After he was almost removed from the 30-man roster Saturday, Bolanos made a spot start on short notice in Cleveland. He was somewhat effective at limiting baserunners, but he was put in line for the loss after giving up two unearned runs. The right-hander is unlikely to be a regular in the starting rotation but could be an option to make more spot starts if needed later in the year.
Bolanos (ribs) will start Sunday's game at Cleveland, Lynn Worthy of The Kansas City Star reports. The 23-year-old was nearly removed from the 30-man roster Saturday, yet he'll end up receiving the starting nod only a day later. Bolanos had five appearances with the Padres last season and posted a 5.95 ERA, 1.47 WHIP and 19:12 K:BB over 19.2 innings. He's unlikely to remain in the starting rotation since Brad Keller and Jakob Junis could be joining the team sometime soon after getting late starts to summer camp.
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