Ynoa was released by the Royals on Tuesday, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.
Ynoa made a solid case for a bullpen role in spring training but ultimately didn't make the Opening Day roster. The 27-year-old struggled at Triple-A Omaha with a 4.57 ERA, 1.56 WHIP and 26:14 K:BB over 21.2 innings, leading to his release.
The Royals reassigned Ynoa to the minor leagues Thursday.
Ynoa had made a solid case for a bullpen role during spring training but the Royals ultimately elected to hand the final relief job to Rule 5 pick Chris Ellis. Unless he requests his release from the organization, Ynoa is expected to open the campaign at Triple-A Omaha.
Ynoa signed a minor-league contract with the Royals on Tuesday.
Ynoa didn't play affiliate ball in 2018 after being cut loose by the White Sox in March. He appeared in the Dominican Winter League, however, posting a 0.87 ERA, 0.77 WHIP and 13:4 K:BB through 10.1 innings. It's unclear if the deal includes an invitation to spring training at this point. Ynoa, who last pitched in the majors for the White Sox in 2017, owns a career 4.42 ERA, 1.48 WHIP and 53:39 K:BB across parts of two major-league seasons (59 innings).
Ynoa agreed to a minor-league deal with the White Sox.
Ynoa spent the majority of this year with the big club, tossing 29 innings and posting an ERA of 5.90. He looks to have taken a step back after earning a 3.00 ERA in 2016. The 26-year-old should have a chance to make the major-league roster in spring training, but is more likely to begin the season with Triple-A Charlotte.
Ynoa cleared waivers and was sent outright to Triple-A Charlotte on Saturday.
Ynoa was DFA'd on Thursday to clear a roster spot for David Robertson, but will stay within the organization and assume relief duties in the minors. The right-hander has struggled recently with the White Sox, posting a 9.82 ERA over six appearances last month and compounding that by allowing three earned runs over an inning of work against the Rangers last week. He'll have a chance to work out the kinks down in Charlotte, serving as organizational depth for the time being.
The White Sox designated Ynoa for assignment Thursday.
The right-hander is sent packing from the 40-man roster to make room for returning closer David Robertson. Ynoa had been saddled with a 5.90 ERA over 22 games for the Pale Hose. He'll await his next destination, whether it be Triple-A Charlotte or another organization.
Ynoa (hip) was reinstated from the 10-day disabled list Thursday.
The right-hander has a 4.35 ERA in 16 appearances this season but at least has 19 strikeouts over 20.2 innings. Ynoa should go back to working in middle relief.
Ynoa was placed on the 10-day DL with a right hip flexor strain on Saturday.
Injuries continue to mount for the White Sox's pitching staff, as there are now seven MLB pitchers on the disabled list. Righty Brad Goldberg was recalled from Triple-A Charlotte as a corresponding move.
Ynoa left Friday's game with right quad soreness and will be re-evaluated Saturday.
Ynoa faced just two Detroit hitters during his relief appearance before exiting with the team trainer and it appears he's dealing with some soreness in his pivot leg. Consider the young pitcher day-to-day until further evaluation yields a firmer consensus.
Ynoa left Friday's game against the Tigers with an undisclosed injury after facing two hitters, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.
The right-hander came on in relief during the third inning and quickly allowed hits to both Jose Iglesias and Dixon Machado before exiting with the team's trainer. The team will likely update his status once more information becomes available. Ynoa, who was replaced by Gregory Infante, has a 3.92 ERA and a 1.40 WHIP over 20.2 innings out of the bullpen this season.
Ynoa (1-0) struck out two batters in a scoreless inning and was credited with the win in Sunday's 9-3 victory over San Diego.
Ynoa came on in the eighth inning with the White Sox down 3-1 and the offense doing little in the first seven innings. Fortunately for him, they busted out for eight runs in the eighth, making a winner of Ynoa for the first time this season. After a rocky start to the season, Ynoa has not allowed a run in his last seven innings.
Ynoa didn't allow a run but walked two and hit a batter over 1.1 innings in Monday's 6-1 loss to the Royals.
Ynoa, who made his first appearance in 10 days, is the White Sox's designated long man and they haven't needed his services lately while the team ripped off a six-game winning streak. With just 57 percent of his pitches finishing in the zone, both the White Sox and fantasy owners should avoid Ynoa if at all possible. He's allowed five runs (four earned) on eights hits, including three home runs, and seven walks over 10.2 innings spanning seven appearances.
Ynoa earned a bullpen spot on the White Sox's Opening Day roster, Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Anthony Swarzak, Dylan Covey and Ynoa were the final three pitchers added to the Opening Day roster Saturday, but Swarzak and Covey are also candidates to temporarily fill a spot in the rotation with Carlos Rodon nursing a biceps injury. Ynoa has a solid fastball that sits in the mid-90s and he was impressive in his stint with the White Sox last season, notching a 3.00 ERA with 30 strikeouts over 30.0 innings.
Ynoa appears to have won an Opening Day roster spot after the White Sox optioned Zack Burdi to Triple-A Charlotte on Wednesday, Dan Hayes of CSN Chicago reports.
Ynoa had a rough spring, surrendering nine earned runs in 15.2 innings, but his solid showing last season with the White Sox probably convinced the team to keep him around. The 25-year-old offers some intriguing strikeout potential thanks to his mid-90s fastball, but he'll have to do a better job with his control and command in order to work his way into a high-leverage role out of the bullpen.
Ynoa allowed two runs on two hits over 1.1 innings in Saturday's game against the Dodgers.
Ynoa entered camp looking for a middle-relief spot, but has not fared well this spring. The right-hander has allowed six runs on eight hits and three walks over 10.2 innings. While command in the form of walks have been his bane, this spring it's been command in the form of location doing him in. Ynoa has given up three home runs this spring. The fact that he was pitching in the seventh and eighth inning of a spring-training game, facing the Dodgers' minor leaguers, is all the evidence we need to see that Ynoa will open the year a Triple-A Charlotte.
Ynoa finished up the Dominican Winter League with a 1.54 ERA in 11.2 innings over 13 games for Aguilas Cibaenas. He struck out eight, walked seven and allowed seven hits.
Ynoa had his first taste of the majors last season, and after a middling first two months, he locked down in September, allowing just one run on three hits and three walks while striking out 12 over his final 11.1 innings. The major difference between his summer results and September was command. When he struggled, the right-handed Ynoa walked 14 batters in 18.2 innings. Fortunately, Ynoa was pitching in the low-stress environment of a non-playoff contender and was able to work through his issues. Judging from his winter results, command may be an ongoing issue for the 6-foot-7 Ynoa, who will be competing for a spot in the bullpen this spring.
Ynoa gave up two earned runs on six hits and three walks while striking out four over 4.1 innings in July.
Manager Robin Ventura doesn't seem to have Ynoa on speed dial, with the rookie only appearing twice in the last 19 games, despite allowing runs in just two of his nine appearances this season. It may have to do with the adventure that comes with his 1.94 WHIP over those 10.1 innings.
Ynoa threw a scoreless inning against the Red Sox on Wednesday.
A few of the White Sox's late-inning arms were unavailable due to recent heavy use, so manager Robin Ventura called on Ynoa in just his third career game. He nearly surrendered two home runs in the appearance, but both were overturned on replay. Ynoa might be cut out for more middle-inning work for the remainder of his stay with the Sox.
Ynoa was recalled prior to Tuesday's game against Detroit.
The 24-year-old will add depth to the Chicago's taxed bullpen as a right-handed option. He threw 4.0 scoreless innings at Double-A Birmingham earlier in the season before being promoted to Triple-A Charlotte, where he has struggled a bit. In 18 relief appearances at Triple-A, Ynoa has worked a 4.56 ERA with a 1.563 WHIP across 23.2 innings. Tuesday marks his first big league call-up after spending the past six seasons in the minors.
Ynoa was promoted to Triple-A Charlotte from Double-A Birmingham on Saturday, Dan Hayes of CSN Chicago reports.
Ynoa threw four scoreless innings and struck out four while with Birmingham and his solid production was rewarded with a quick promotion. Last season with High-A Winston-Salem, the 6-7 righty recorded a 2.61 ERA over 38 innings.
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