Brentz (5-2) earned the win in relief Tuesday against the Athletics after tossing a scoreless inning, striking out two. Brentz has secured the win in each of his last two relief outings while striking out four of the six batters he's faced in that span, but perhaps more importantly, he has posted five straight scoreless efforts. He owns a 2.84 ERA across seven September appearances.
Brentz (4-2) picked up the win Sunday after pitching a clean inning while striking out two batters. Brentz came on to pitch the seventh and took care of the Twins' hitters in order. The Royals would end up taking the lead in the top of the eighth and would hold on to give Brentz his fourth win of the season. It was the 26-year-old's first win since July 24, as he now owns a 3.17 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 70:36 K:BB over 59.2 innings.
Brentz (shoulder) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list Wednesday. Brentz will return to the Royals' bullpen after a brief stay on the injured list, and he didn't require a rehab assignment prior to Wednesday's activation. The southpaw has made 17 relief appearances since the All-Star break and has recorded a 3.68 ERA and 1.23 WHIP in 14.2 innings during that time.
Royals manager Mike Matheny said Sunday that Brentz (shoulder) could come off the 10-day injured list in the near future, Lynn Worthy of The Kansas City Star reports. Brentz hasn't been sent out on a minor-league rehab assignment since landing on the IL on Aug. 23 with an inflamed left shoulder, but Matheny's comments would seem to suggest the southpaw may not require one before rejoining the Royals. Prior to getting shut down with the injury, Brentz submitted a 3.15 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 64:34 K:BB In 54.1 innings while gathering two saves and 13 holds.
Brentz was placed on the 10-day injured list Monday with a left shoulder impingement, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports. Brentz delivered a scoreless inning and picked up a hold Friday against the Cubs, and he'll now be sidelined by the shoulder issue. It's unclear how long he's expected to be out, though he'll be eligible to be activated Aug. 31 versus Cleveland.
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