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Royals' Brad Keller: Coughs up three runs
Keller allowed three runs on eight hits over seven innings in Monday's loss to the White Sox. He struck out three and did not factor in the decision.
Keller gave up a run in the third on Andrew Vaughn's sacrifice fly but most of the damage against him came from Yasmani Grandal's two-run shot in the fourth. The 26-year-old was saved from taking the loss when the Royals tied the game during the eighth. Keller has given up nine runs (eight earned) over his last two outings but he still owns a 2.89 ERA through 43.2 innings. He's lined up to face the Twins at home this weekend.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Brad Keller: Allows 10 baserunners in loss
Keller (1-3) took the loss after giving up six runs (five earned) over 5.2 innings in a 6-4 defeat Tuesday in Texas. He allowed nine hits and a walk while striking out three.
After retiring the first two batters on groundouts, Keller gave up a solo homer to Corey Seager and three consecutive singles in the three-run first. Seager tagged him for another solo shot in the third and the Rangers manufactured runs in the fourth and sixth. It was arguably his least effective start of the season with the two home runs doubling his season total. Despite the poor showing, the 25-year-old has an excellent 2.70 ERA and 0.98 WHIP through six starts. His next start will likely be early next week against the White Sox.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Brad Keller: Earns first win
Keller (1-2) picked up the victory, allowing four hits and three walks while striking out two in 6.1 scoreless innings in a 7-1 win Tuesday over St. Louis.
Keller allowed only two baserunners in an inning once en route to his first win of the season. The 27-year-old has pitched six or more innings while allowing two or fewer runs in four of his five starts. He is tied for fourth with 31 innings, compiling a 1.74 ERA and 0.84 WHIP over those frames. However, with only 5.5 strikeouts per nine innings, there is reason to believe that he will experience some regression as he works more innings. His next start will likely be early next week in Texas.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Brad Keller: Solid seven innings in no-decision
Keller (0-2) didn't factor into the decision during Thursday's 5-2 win over the White Sox, allowing three hits and a home run with three strikeouts in seven innings.
Keller recorded his longest stint of the season on the mound, and aside from surrendering a homer to Leury Garcia in the sixth, the 26-year-old put together a solid outing, throwing no more than 15 pitches in any of his seven innings. Keller's performance lowered his ERA to 2.19 for the season, although his first win has eluded him due to a lack of run support.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Brad Keller: Surrenders three in loss
Keller (0-2) was handed the loss during Friday's 4-1 loss at the hands of the Mariners, allowing four runs (three earned) on six hits and two walks with four strikeouts in 4.2 innings.
Keller pitched solid the first time through the order but fell apart in the fourth, surrendering four runs on four hits and an error, which proved to be the crushing blow. The outing was the first non-quality start for the 26-year-old, who still possesses an impressive 2.55 ERA through 17.2 innings and three starts on the season. He's slated to take the hill next week Thursday against the White Sox.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Brad Keller: Tough loss
Keller (0-1) took the loss, throwing seven innings with five strikeouts and allowing two runs on three hits and two walks in a 2-1 loss Friday against Detroit.
Keller allowed only one single in the first six innings and needed just 74 pitches to complete those frames. With two outs in the seventh, Spencer Torkelson uncorked a two-run homer to put Detroit ahead 2-1. Despite going winless, the 26-year-old has been excellent in his first two starts, allowing only eight baserunners in 13 innings. His next start is scheduled Thursday against Minnesota.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Brad Keller: Strong showing in season debut
Keller didn't factor into the decision in Saturday's 1-0 extra-inning win over the Guardians, scattering two hits and a walk over six scoreless innings. He struck out five.
Cleveland didn't get a runner past first base against the right-hander, but Kansas City batters weren't having any more luck against Zach Plesac, resulting in a no-decision for Keller. He tossed 46 of 69 pitches for strikes, and he'll look for more support in his next scheduled start, Thursday at home against the Tigers.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Brad Keller: Avoids arbitration
Keller agreed Tuesday with the Royals on a one-year, $4.825 million deal, avoiding arbitration, Kiley McDaniel of ESPN.com reports.
The righty will get a raise of just shy of $1.5 million despite a 2021 season in which he struggled to a 5.39 ERA. He finished the campaign on the 60-day injured list due to a lat strain, but he's scheduled to make his Cactus League debut Wednesday against the Rockies, according to Josh Vernier of 610 Sports Kansas City.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Brad Keller: Completes side session
Keller (lat) threw a bullpen session Monday at the Royals' big-league camp, Alec Lewis of The Athletic reports.
Since the lockout ended last week and players reported to camp, Royals manager Mike Matheny hasn't said that Keller will be subject to any restrictions at the start of the spring training. Keller's ability to complete a side session seemingly verifies that he's healthy again after a right lat strain kept him out for the final five weeks of the 2021 season. Before getting hurt, Keller had disappointed with a 5.39 ERA and 1.66 WHIP across 133.2 innings, but a big uptick in his strikeout rate from 2020 (from 16.3 percent to 19.6 percent) offers hope that he'll show improvement in his ratios during the upcoming season.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Brad Keller: Moved to 60-day IL
The Royals transferred Keller (lat) from the 10-day injured list to the 60-day IL on Monday.
Keller had already been ruled out for the season after he was shut down in late August with a right lat strain, so the move to the 60-day IL won't affect his recovery timeline. Instead, the transaction opens up a spot on the 40-man roster for Brady Singer, who was reinstated from the COVID-19 IL ahead of his scheduled start Monday in the first game of a doubleheader with Cleveland.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Brad Keller: Won't return this season
Keller (lat) will be shut down and won't return this season, Alec Lewis of The Athletic reports.
Keller landed on the injured list in late August with a lat strain, and while he has progressed in recent weeks, the Royals have determined there simply isn't sufficient time for him to return this season. The right-hander concludes the campaign with a 5.39 ERA, 1.66 WHIP and 120:64 K:BB across 133.2 innings.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Brad Keller: Shoulder stiffness subsides
Keller said Tuesday that his shoulder is pain free and he is awaiting the results of an MRI from Monday, Lynn Worthy of The Kansas City Star reports.
The right-hander was placed on the 10-day injured list with a right lat strain Friday, but Tuesday's news suggests he could make his return to the Royals' starting rotation soon. It's uncertain whether he'll need any rehab starts before coming back.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Brad Keller: Placed on 10-day IL
Keller was placed on the 10-day injured list with a right lat strain Friday.
Keller was scratched from Thursday's start against the Mariners, and he'll miss at least one more turn through the rotation while he's on the injured list. However, the Royals haven't yet announced whether the right-hander will miss more than the minimum 10 days.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Brad Keller: Dealing with shoulder issue
Keller was removed from Thursday's start against the Mariners with posterior right shoulder discomfort, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.
The right-hander was pulled after 4.1 innings during Thursday's outing when he showed some discomfort on the mound after surrendering a two-run homer to Kyle Seager. Keller didn't end up factoring in the decision and gave up two runs on five hits with four walks and three strikeouts. It's unclear if the injury will affect his next turn through the rotation.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Brad Keller: Exits with injury
Keller left Thursday's start against the Mariners with an apparent arm injury, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.
Keller surrendered a two-run home run to Kyle Seager during the fifth inning and was seen grabbing his right triceps after the pitch. He left the game without facing another batter, though there has been no official diagnosis to this point. Prior to his exit, Keller allowed two earned runs on five hits and four walks while striking out three across 4.1 innings.... See More ... See Less
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