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  • Royals' Eric Skoglund: Debuts for Double-A club

    Skoglund was activated from the 7-day injured list Tuesday and gave up two earned runs on four hits while striking out one over 1.1 innings Friday in his first appearance for Double-A Northwest Arkansas.

    Skoglund opened the season on Triple-A Omaha's injured list, but he was assigned to Double-A at the conclusion of his rehab assignment, which included stops in the rookie-level Arizona Complex League and High-A Quad Cities. Given how poorly he fared in his Double-A debut, Skoglund will likely need to string together several quality outings for Northwest Arkansas before moving up to Triple-A.

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  • Royals' Eric Skoglund: On injured list at Omaha

    Skoglund (undisclosed) has not pitched at Triple-A Omaha this season and he is listed on the 7-day minor-league injured list.

    Skoglund missed all of last season, and he hasn't pitched in affiliated ball since 2019, when he split 17 appearances between Omaha and Kansas City. It's unclear when he'll be ready to resume his career after a couple of injury-plagued seasons.

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  • Royals' Eric Skoglund: Sent to minor-league camp

    Skoglund was reassigned to minor-league camp Saturday.

    Skoglund was in spring training as a non-roster invitee and allowed no hits and no walks while striking out one over two-thirds of an inning during one relief appearance in Cactus League play. He should begin the year as part of the rotation for Triple-A Omaha.

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  • Royals' Eric Skoglund: Healthy for spring training

    Skoglund (arm) is listed among the Royals' available relievers for Tuesday's Cactus League game against the Cubs, Lynn Worthy of The Kansas City Star reports.

    Skoglund's inclusion on the lineup card suggests that he's back to 100 percent health after he was diagnosed last spring with a left arm injury. The 28-year-old, who is attending spring training as a non-roster invitee, is likely to begin the 2021 campaign as a member of Triple-A Omaha's rotation.

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  • Royals' Eric Skoglund: Outrighted to Triple-A

    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.

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  • Royals' Eric Skoglund: Nearing mound work

    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.

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  • Royals' Eric Skoglund: Designated for assignment

    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.

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  • Royals' Eric Skoglund: Dealing with arm issue

    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.

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  • Royals' Eric Skoglund: Takes third loss

    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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  • Royals' Eric Skoglund: Decent in loss

    Skoglund (0-2) took the loss Friday, allowing two runs on three hits and a walk over four innings in a 4-3 loss to the Twins. He failed to record a strikeout.

    Skoglund has been anything but consistent this season, but this was one of his better performances. The biggest hit against Skoglund was Miguel Sano's RBI triple in the first inning -- he only allowed one hit after that. The left-hander owns a 7.50 ERA and 1.61 WHIP in 18 innings this season, with only two strikeouts to his name. Skoglund's last start of the season will likely come against these same Twins next Friday, this time at home.

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  • Royals' Eric Skoglund: Back in rotation

    Skoglund will start Friday against the Twins, Lynn Worthy of The Kansas City Star reports.

    Skoglund lost his rotation spot in early September but gets it back with Jakob Junis getting shut down for workload reasons. Expectations should be low for Skoglund, who owns an 8.36 ERA and a 1.79 WHIP in 14 innings this season.

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  • Royals' Eric Skoglund: Not starting Friday

    Skoglund won't make his next turn in the rotation Friday against the Marlins, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

    Skoglund appears to have lost his spot after allowing eight runs in nine innings over his first two starts this season. He's walked six batters while striking out just one. Jorge Lopez starts in his place.

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  • Royals' Eric Skoglund: Blasted by Baltimore

    Skoglund (0-1) took the loss Friday as the Royals were routed 14-2 by the Orioles, surrendering six runs on nine hits and three walks over four innings. He struck out one.

    A three-run blast by Anthony Santander in the third inning was the big blow, but Skoglund was hardly alone in getting hit hard by Baltimore on the night. The lefty has had one solid start and one disaster since joining the rotation, making him a very volatile fantasy option for his next outing Sept. 6 in Miami.

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  • Royals' Eric Skoglund: Remains in rotation

    Skoglund is scheduled to make his next start Friday against the Orioles.

    Confirming what was already widely anticipated, Skoglund will receive a second turn through the rotation after limiting the Indians to two runs over five innings last weekend in his 2019 debut with the Royals. The soft matchup with the 44-89 Orioles might be enough to make Skoglund an interesting streamer, even though his career numbers in the majors (5.90 ERA, 1.42 WHIP, 6.1 K/9 in 93 innings) would argue otherwise.

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  • Royals' Eric Skoglund: Pitches well in debut

    Skoglund allowed two runs on two hits with three walks and zero strikeouts across five innings during a no-decision against the Indians on Sunday.

    A leadoff walk and a homer in the third led to Skoglund giving up two runs, but that's all he yielded Sunday. That's probably enough for Skoglund, who made his 2019 debut Sunday, to earn another major-league start. However, he's still just 2-8 with a 5.90 ERA, 1.43 WHIP and 63 strikeouts in 93 innings during his MLB career, but he hasn't given up more than two runs in any of his last six big-league outings dating back to Sept. 7, 2018.

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  • Royals' Eric Skoglund: Tabbed to start Sunday

    Skoglund will start Sunday's game against the Indians, Lynn Worthy of The Kansas City Star reports.

    Skoglund was recalled from Triple-A Omaha on Friday and will quickly be called upon as a starter. The 26-year-old had a 5.14 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 49:19 K:BB in 13 starts for Kansas City in 2018, but he has yet to pitch in the majors this season.

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  • Royals' Eric Skoglund: Recalled from Triple-A

    Skoglund was recalled from Triple-A Omaha on Friday.

    The last time he was promoted to the majors he was on the roster for a few days and did not pitch before getting sent back to Triple-A. Skoglund should offer length out of the bullpen, as he has been working as a starter at Omaha.

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  • Royals' Eric Skoglund: Dispatched to Triple-A

    The Royals optioned Skoglund to Triple-A Omaha on Monday, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

    Skoglund was called up from Triple-A ahead of the final three games of the Royals' series in Detroit over the weekend but ultimately wasn't needed in long relief. After an off day Monday and with another to come Thursday, the Royals didn't have much of a need to keep Skoglund around as an extra bullpen arm.

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  • Royals' Eric Skoglund: Returns to majors

    Skoglund was recalled from Triple-A Omaha on Friday.

    Skoglund was sent to Triple-A in late June coming off his 80-game suspension for PEDs and is set to make his 2019 debut. The 26-year-old had a 5.14 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 49:19 K:BB in 13 starts for the Royals last season, though there's yet to be any indication of him entering the major-league rotation.

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  • Royals' Eric Skoglund: Bound for Triple-A

    The Royals reinstated Skoglund (suspension) from the restricted list Wednesday and optioned him to Triple-A Omaha.

    Skoglund was suspended for the Royals' first 80 games of the season in January after violating Major League Baseball's performance-enhancing drugs policy. The lefty was allowed to begin a minor-league rehab assignment earlier this month and built up to five innings in his most recent outing with Omaha over the weekend, so he'll likely continue to be deployed as a starter while sticking around in the minors. He could be a rotation option for the big club in the second half if injuries hit the Kansas City pitching staff or if back-end arms Glenn Sparkman and/or Homer Bailey endure prolonged rough spells.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-6, 190 lbs
Birthplace: Sarasota, FL
Age: 31
School: UCF
Experience: 1
Bats/Throws: L, L