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AL Central Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
45-37 6-4 L1
40-36 4-6 W1
37-39 4-6 W2
30-47 4-6 L1
29-48 4-6 W1

2022 Pitching

Earned Run Average
Base on Balls (Walk)
Walks and Hits Allowed Per Inning
Regular Season 0 3 23.63 9 10 3.94

Top Jacob Brentz News

  • Royals' Jake Brentz: Pauses rehab assignment

    Brentz (elbow) paused his rehab assignment to return to Kansas City and be reevaluated Friday, Anne Rogers of reports.

    Brentz has been out since late April with a flexor strain. He'd recently begun a rehab assignment but felt renewed tightness in the same area, so his game action will be put on hold for now. A new timeline for his return should be available after the reevaluation.

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  • Royals' Jake Brentz: Starts rehab stint

    Brentz (elbow) will report to Double-A Northwest Arkansas on Sunday to begin a rehab assignment.

    Brentz has been sidelined by a flexor strain in his left elbow since late April, but he's entering the final stage of his rehab program. The 27-year-old surrendered 14 earned runs with a 9:10 K:BB across 5.1 innings prior to landing on the injured list.

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  • Royals' Jake Brentz: Transferred to 60-day IL

    Brentz (elbow) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Sunday.

    This is not surprising, as Brentz is on the shelf with a left flexor strain. He should be considered out indefinitely.

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  • Royals' Jake Brentz: Fails to record out

    Brentz allowed five runs (four earned) on four hits without recording an out in Friday's 12-2 loss to the Yankees.

    Any chance of the Royals making a comeback disappeared after Brentz made a mess of the eighth inning. The southpaw has allowed multiple runs in four of his eight appearances this season, including 11 runs (10 earned) in his last three outings. In the small sample this season, he's sporting an ugly 23.63 ERA and 3.94 WHIP. There's little reason to have confidence in the reliever right now.

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  • Royals' Jake Brentz: Lands on 10-day injured list

    Brentz was placed on the 10-day injured list with a left flexor strain Saturday.

    Brentz was ineffective against the Yankees on Friday, allowing five runs (four earned) on four hits while failing to record an out. It's possible his injury contributed to his struggles, and he'll be sidelined for at least 10 days. It's not yet clear how much time the southpaw is expected to miss, but right-hander Matt Peacock was recalled from Triple-A Omaha to provide an additional arm in the bullpen.

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  • Royals' Jake Brentz: Makes mess of third loss

    Brentz (0-3) took the loss Saturday versus the Mariners. He allowed five runs on a hit and four walks with one strikeout in one-third of an inning.

    Brentz entered the game in the eighth inning, but he threw just 11 of his 29 pitches for strikes. Dylan Coleman relieved him and allowed two inherited runners to score on a Ty France home run. It's been an inconsistent start to the season for Brentz, who has surrendered nine runs with an 8:9 K:BB across 4.1 innings. He's picked up two holds in addition to his three losses, but the southpaw may be pitching himself out of the high-leverage conversation if he continues to struggle with command.

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  • Royals' Jake Brentz: Dealt second loss

    Brentz (0-2) took the loss Thursday versus the Tigers, allowing two runs on three hits and a walk with two strikeouts in two-thirds of an inning.

    Brentz has made a mess of his last two outings, and he's taken the loss in both. He allowed RBI singles to Victor Reyes and Austin Meadows in the seventh inning of this contest, and the Royals' offense wasn't able to get him off the hook. Brentz has now allowed four runs, four hits and four walks with four strikeouts through 2.1 innings. The 27-year-old was effective in a high-leverage role last year, but he could move to the middle innings if he doesn't get back on track soon.

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  • Royals' Jake Brentz: Takes loss versus Guardians

    Brentz (0-1) allowed two runs on a hit and a walk with one strikeout in two-thirds of an inning, taking the loss Monday versus the Guardians.

    Brentz was responsible for both runs the Guardians scored in the seventh inning to break a 4-4 tie, though Josh Staumont allowed an inherited runner to score. Brentz has issued three walks in 1.2 innings to open the season after a dominant spring, so it's a bit discouraging to see him having some trouble with command. The southpaw logged 15 holds and a pair of saves in 72 outings last season, so he should continue to see high-leverage work unless he gets stuck in a significant slump.

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  • Royals' Jake Brentz: Dominant in spring training

    Brentz has allowed just one hit and one walk with three strikeouts over four innings in four Cactus League games.

    Brentz is looking to build off of a solid rookie campaign -- he went 5-2 with two saves, 15 holds, a 3.66 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 76:37 K:BB across 64 innings last season. The southpaw's strong start to the spring should keep him in the mix for high-leverage situations, along with the likes of Scott Barlow, Josh Staumont and Amir Garrett. Brentz isn't likely to see a lot of save chances early on, but he could help in fantasy formats that count holds.

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  • Royals' Jake Brentz: Earns win in relief

    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.

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  • Royals' Jake Brentz: Earns win Sunday

    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.

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  • Royals' Jake Brentz: Reinstated by Royals

    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.

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  • Royals' Jake Brentz: Closing in on IL return

    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.

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  • Royals' Jake Brentz: Out with shoulder injury

    Brentz was placed on the 10-day injured list Monday with a left shoulder impingement, Anne Rogers of 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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  • Royals' Jake Brentz: Notches second save

    Brentz earned the save against the Astros on Tuesday, pitching a scoreless ninth inning during which he allowed two walks and struck out two batters.

    Brentz recorded his first career save Aug. 5, but despite his lack of high-leverage experience the Royals elected to bring him in to preserve a two-run, ninth-inning lead against baseball's top scoring team. He didn't make things easy for himself -- the southpaw threw only nine of 20 pitches for strikes and issued two free passes -- but he survived the wildness to notch the save. Brentz has been one of Kansas City's best relievers this season, posting a 3.21 ERA and 10.6 K/BB while collecting 12 holds despite a troublesome 5.7 BB/9. He appears to be near the top of the list for save chances among the team's closer committee.

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  • Royals' Jake Brentz: Earns first career save

    Brentz fired a perfect ninth inning while striking out one, earning the save in the win over the White Sox on Thursday.

    Brentz received the call to close out the game with a one-run lead for the first time this season. He retired the side in order for his first career save. The 26-year-old has a 3.21 ERA and a 1.22 WHIP with 54 strikeouts in 47.2 innings. Greg Holland and Scott Barlow are the regular ninth-inning guys, but they pitched the seventh and the eighth innings to preserve the lead. Brentz could receive more occasional save opportunities, but the Royals remain a closer-by-committee.

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  • Royals' Jake Brentz: Collects win Saturday

    Brentz (3-2) pitched a perfect inning and struck out two, earning the win in Saturday's 9-8 win over Detroit.

    Brentz put in a solid effort in the top of the seventh inning, and Kansas City rallied for five runs in the bottom half of the frame to take the lead. The southpaw had some struggles in late June that carried over into early July, but he's put together four straight scoreless outings spanning 2.2 innings. He's posted a 2.91 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 52:27 K:BB with 11 holds across 43.1 innings overall, but a FIP of 4.40 indicates some regression could be on the way.

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  • Royals' Jake Brentz: Handed walkoff loss

    Brentz (2-2) allowed a walkoff solo home run and recorded his only out via strikeout while taking the loss Friday versus Cleveland.

    Brentz was called upon to get the last out of the eighth inning, and he fanned Franmil Reyes. In the ninth, Bobby Bradley took the southpaw deep for Cleveland's second straight walkoff win over Kansas City. Brentz has hit a rough patch, allowing eight runs (seven earned) in his last nine innings. He still has a solid 2.95 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 45:26 K:BB across 39.2 innings, but he may see more lower-leverage assignments until he works through his recent struggles.

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  • Royals' Jake Brentz: Takes loss Tuesday

    Brentz (2-1) allowed one run on one hit and a walk while striking out three over an inning to pick up the loss against the Red Sox on Tuesday.

    Brentz relieved Brad Keller in the sixth and tried to protect a one-run lead with nobody out and a man on first. He struck out and walked a batter before J.D. Martinez knocked a two-run double to right to push the Red Sox back in the lead at 7-6. Brentz was able to strike out the next two batters, but the damage was already done, and the Royals were unable to score another run. The 26-year-old lefty owns a 2.70 ERA and 42:24 K:BB over 36.2 innings in his first season at the major-league level.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 195 lbs
Birthplace: Ballwin, MO
Age: 27
Experience: 1
Bats/Throws: L, L