Boyer was cut loose by the Royals on Wednesday, Rustin Dodd of The Athletic reports. Boyer will look for a new home after recently returning from the 60-day DL (back). He has been limited to just 21.2 innings of work in the big leagues this season, logging an unsightly 12.05 ERA and 2.08 WHIP. In a corresponding move, Jorge Lopez was called up from Triple-A Omaha.
Boyer (back) will start a minor-league rehab assignment with Double-A Northwest Arkansas on Monday, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports. Boyer has been on the shelf with a lower-back strain since May 30, but it's good to see he's progressing toward a return. He'll be eligible to return at the end of July, although it remains unknown if he'll require more time before coming off the 60-day disabled list.
Boyer (back) was transferred to the 60-day disabled list Thursday. The Royals had to clear a spot on the 40-man roster after claiming Enny Romero off waivers, and did so by transferring Boyer to the 60-day DL. Boyer has been on the shelf since May 30 and will now be ineligible to return until the end of July.
Boyer was placed on the 10-day disabled list Wednesday with a lower-back strain. It's unclear when Boyer suffered the injury, but he last pitched Monday against Minnesota. The 36-year-old reliever has appeared in 20 games, posting a 11.76 ERA with nine strikeouts across 20.2 innings this season. Trevor Oaks was recalled from Triple-A Omaha in a corresponding move.
Boyer worked around a hit in a scoreless inning of work to earn his first save of the season Sunday against the White Sox. With Kelvin Herrera having worked each of the previous three days, Boyer was called upon to protect a one-run lead in the ninth. He threw 11 of 14 pitches for strikes, allowing just an infield single before retiring the side. Boyer did well with his opportunity, but save situations should be earmarked for Herrera when healthy and available.