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AL Central Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
28-27 4-6 L1
25-28 5-5 L2
24-30 4-6 L1
23-34 5-5 W1
17-39 3-7 L1

2023 Pitching

Earned Run Average
Base on Balls (Walk)
Walks and Hits Allowed Per Inning
Regular Season 1 3 8.15 26 9 1.75

Top Josh Taylor News

  • Royals' Josh Taylor: Hits 15-day IL

    Kansas City placed Taylor on the 15-day injured list Sunday with left shoulder impingement syndrome, Anne Rogers of reports.

    Taylor threw 18 pitches against the Nationals on Saturday, and he allowed two earned runs while giving up three hits and a walk without recording an out. He'll miss at least two weeks with the injury, but shoulder injuries often require a lengthier stay on the injured list for hurlers. Daniel Lynch (shoulder) was reinstated from the 15-day injured list in a corresponding move and will start Sunday's series finale with Washington.

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  • Royals' Josh Taylor: Gives up three runs in loss

    Taylor (1-2) allowed three runs on three hits and struck out one in one inning, taking the loss Wednesday versus the Tigers.

    Taylor gave up a tie-breaking three-run home run to Zack Short in the sixth inning, and the Royals were unable to catch up after that. Through 9.2 innings in May, Taylor has given up 12 runs (11 earned) on 14 hits and seven walks, though he has managed 12 strikeouts. The southpaw has a 7.13 ERA, 1.53 WHIP, 26:8 K:BB and one blown save through 17.2 innings overall. With a low-leverage role and poor numbers, Taylor is not on the fantasy radar.

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  • Royals' Josh Taylor: Snags win Wednesday

    Taylor (1-1) allowed two runs on two hits and a walk while striking out two in two-thirds of an inning, earning the win Wednesday over the Padres.

    Taylor got the last out of the fifth inning and then ran into some trouble in the sixth, but the Royals gained the lead while he was on the mound to give him his first win with the team. The southpaw has had a rough May, allowing nine runs (eight earned) over 6.1 innings. He's at a poor 6.91 ERA with a 1.60 WHIP and 22:8 K:BB through 14.1 innings overall while working in a low-leverage role.

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  • Royals' Josh Taylor: Takes loss as opener

    Taylor (0-1) allowed an unearned run on a hit and a walk while striking out two in one inning Friday, taking the loss versus the Brewers.

    An error by catcher Freddy Fermin on a Willy Adames stolen base in the first inning allowed Christian Yelich to deliver an RBI single, and the Brewers never looked back. Taylor has struggled to keep runs off the board -- he's been scored on in five of his 10 appearances this season, resulting in a 6.00 ERA, 1.42 WHIP and 18:6 K:BB over 12 innings. He was used as an opener Friday, but he's mainly been a middle reliever for the Royals, which should be his primary role the rest of the season.

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  • Royals' Josh Taylor: Will get start Friday

    Taylor will serve as the Royals' starting pitcher Friday in Milwaukee, Anne Rogers of reports.

    Taylor has been working out of the bullpen since his promotion from Triple-A Omaha in mid-April and holds an ugly 6.55 ERA through 11 innings. The 30-year-old left-hander will be drawing the start in place of Ryan Yarbrough (head), who landed on the 15-day injured list earlier this week. Because Taylor hasn't covered more than two innings or thrown more than 32 pitches in any of his nine appearances on the season, he'll likely function more as an opener than a traditional starter. Max Castillo could be an option to work in bulk relief behind Taylor.

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  • Royals' Josh Taylor: Joining big-league club

    Kansas City recalled Taylor from Triple-A Omaha on Sunday.

    Taylor missed out on Kansas City's Opening Day roster but will now join the big club after spending the first couple weeks of the season with Omaha. The 30-year-old last pitched in the majors during 2021 with the Red Sox and had a 3.40 ERA, 1.43 WHIP and 60:23 K:BB over 47.2 innings.

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  • Royals' Josh Taylor: Among roster cuts

    Taylor was optioned to Triple-A Omaha on Saturday.

    Taylor, Josh Staumont and Richard Lovelady all fell short of making the Royals' Opening Day bullpen. After dealing with a back injury for all of 2022, Taylor will be focused on building up arm strength with Omaha to start the year, Anne Rogers of reports.

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  • Royals' Josh Taylor: Available for spring games

    Taylor (back) will be available to pitch in Saturday's spring training game against Texas, Anne Rogers of reports.

    Taylor missed all of last season due to back issues, but the Royals acquired him from the Red Sox in exchange for Adalberto Mondesi nonetheless. If he proves his health this spring, he could be an effective left-handed reliever for the Royals this season. He recorded a 3.40 ERA in 47.2 innings in 2021.

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  • Royals' Josh Taylor: Sent to Royals

    Taylor (back) was traded from Boston to Kansas City on Monday in exchange for Adalberto Mondesi and a player to be named later, Mark Feinsand of reports.

    Taylor owns a 3.69 ERA and a 29.4 percent strikeout rate in 102.1 career innings of relief. The lefty missed all of last season while dealing with back issues, with two separate rehab stints getting paused due to setbacks, but the Royals evidently felt confident enough in his health to acquire him. If he's fully healthy this year, he could be a useful weapon for his new team, though he's unlikely to see many save chances.

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  • Red Sox's Josh Taylor: Avoids arbitration with Red Sox

    Taylor (back) signed a one-year, $1.025 million contract with the Red Sox on Thursday to avoid arbitration, Robert Murray of reports.

    Taylor missed the entire 2022 campaign with a back injury, but he was effective for Boston in 2021 with a 3.40 ERA and 60 strikeouts over 47.2 innings. Assuming he's over his back issue, he'll open 2023 as one of the team's left-handed relievers.

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  • Red Sox's Josh Taylor: Won't return this season

    Taylor (back) won't return this season, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.

    Taylor hasn't thrown a major-league pitch this season, and his rehab assignment was shut down in mid-July. With time running out, the Red Sox have now officially confirmed that he'll miss the full year due his back troubles.

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  • Red Sox's Josh Taylor: Rehab assignment shut down

    Taylor (back) had his rehab assignment shut down Saturday, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.

    Taylor had a rehab assignment shut down in early May, and his recovery process will slow down once again since he displayed decreased velocity recently. He'll focus on treatment in the near future as he attempts to return to full strength, and it's not yet clear when he'll be able to resume a rehab assignment.

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  • Red Sox's Josh Taylor: Another rehab outing on tap

    Taylor (back) is scheduled to throw an inning with Double-A Portland on Tuesday, Chris Cotillo of Mass Live reports.

    Taylor is set for yet another appearance in the minors while rehabbing from a strained lower back. The Red Sox have not yet announced whether this will be his final rehab outing before being activated from the 60-day IL.

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  • Red Sox's Josh Taylor: Scheduled for inning Wednesday

    Taylor (back) will throw an inning for Triple-A Worcester on Wednesday, Chris Cotillo of reports.

    Taylor is set to follow a scheduled five innings from Chris Sale (ribs). He's already made six appearances since June 21, which is typically more than a reliever needs in the rehab process.

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  • Red Sox's Josh Taylor: Throws inning Saturday

    Taylor (back) allowed two runs on three hits and struck out one over one inning in a rehab outing for Triple-A Worcester on Saturday.

    This was Taylor's sixth rehab appearance, and the lefty has pitched on back-to-back days. Despite the volume of rehab innings for the reliever, Red Sox manager Alex Cora told Chris Cotillo of that Saturday's outing was not Taylor's final rehab appearance.

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  • Red Sox's Josh Taylor: Nearing return

    Taylor (back) allowed one hit and one walk while striking out over one scoreless inning for Triple-A Worcester on Thursday.

    Taylor ran into trouble during the inning. With one out, he allowed a single and a walk before a passed ball put runners on second and third. A fielder's choice nailed rehabbing White Sox outfielder Eloy Jimenez trying to score from third, and Taylor punched out Blake Rutherford looking to get out of the jam. This was Taylor's second rehab outing, and he appears on track to make his season debut for Boston before the end of the month.

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  • Red Sox's Josh Taylor: Scheduled for rehab appearance

    Taylor (back) is scheduled to begin a rehab assignment at Triple-A Worcester on Tuesday, Alex Speier of The Boston Globe reports.

    Taylor has been on the injured list all season while recovering from a back injury. He previously made three rehab appearances at Worcester in April, only to be pulled off the assignment after suffering a setback. Seemingly healthy again, the reliever will now begin the process of ramping up again at Triple-A before making his way back from the IL. He was a big part of the Red Sox bullpen last season, collecting 15 holds and a save while producing a 3.40 ERA and 1.43 WHIP with 60 strikeouts over 47.2 innings in 61 appearances.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-5, 225 lbs
Birthplace: Phoenix, AZ
Age: 30
Experience: 3
Bats/Throws: L, L