Lively agreed to terms on a contract Wednesday with the Samsung Lions of the Korea Baseball Organization, Sung Min Kim of The Athletic reports.
Lively made a relief appearance for the Royals earlier this season but has otherwise toiled in the Triple-A ranks for Kansas City's and Arizona's affiliates this season, logging a 4.48 ERA and 1.48 WHIP across 72.1 innings in the Pacific Coast League. The 27-year-old was placed on the temporary inactive list at Triple-A Reno earlier this month and is expected to head to Korea once he passes a physical.
Lively was traded from the Royals to the Diamondbacks on Saturday in exchange for cash considerations.
Lively had been designated for assignment by the Royals on Thursday. The 27-year-old owns an unimpressive 4.80 ERA in 120 career major-league innings. He's spent most of this season at the Triple-A level and will be optioned back there by the Diamondbacks.
Lively was designated for assignment by the Royals on Thursday.
This move frees up a spot on Kansas City's 40-man roster for Humberto Arteaga, who was summoned to the majors to replace the injured Adalberto Mondesi (groin). Lively made just one appearance with the Royals before being removed from the team's roster, allowing three runs on three hits in one inning during that outing.
The Royals optioned Lively to Triple-A Omaha on Wednesday.
After Kansas City's game Monday against the White Sox was suspended due to inclement weather, both teams were afforded a 26th man for the resumption of the game Tuesday along with the normally scheduled contest that followed. Lively wasn't needed for either game and will now head back to the minors. Three of his previous 10 appearances at Omaha came as a starter, but it's unclear how he'll be deployed in his return to the farm.
Lively is with the Royals as a 26th man Tuesday as they play a game and a half against the White Sox, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.
The teams aren't quite playing a doubleheader but will still receive an extra player as they have to complete Monday's suspended game before starting Tuesday's contest. Expect Lively to serve as bullpen depth before likely heading back to the minors.
The Royals optioned Lively to Triple-A Omaha on Monday.
Lively was only used once out of the bullpen during his week-and-a-half-long stay in Kansas City, giving up three runs over a one-inning appearance April 28 against the Angels. The Royals will swap him out for another long-relief option in Glenn Sparkman, who was recalled from Omaha in a corresponding move.
Lively was called up by the Royals on Saturday.
Lively has 20 career big-league starts and five relief appearances, though he's likely up as a reliever this time around. His unimpressive 4.61 ERA is an overachievement according to his 4.95 FIP and 5.50 xFIP. His 7.5 percent walk rate is good, but his 15.3 percent strikeout rate means his best fit is in a low-leverage relief role. Heath Fillmyer was optioned to Triple-A Omaha in a corresponding move.
Lively was optioned to Triple-A Omaha on Sunday, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.
Lively was claimed off waivers by the Royals in September and was solid in spring training with two runs allowed on five hits over six innings. The 27-year-old had a 5.64 ERA, 1.85 WHIP and 27:15 K:BB over 30.1 major-league innings last year.
Lively will take on a role in Kansas City's bullpen, Rustin Dodd of The Athletic reports.
Lively was claimed off waivers by the Royals earlier this week and will finish out the year in a relief role. Across five starts with the Phillies, he logged a 6.85 ERA and 1.86 WHIP in 23.2 innings this season.
Lively was claimed off waivers by the Royals on Wednesday.
Lively will head straight to the major-league roster, though it's unclear if he'll be a member of the rotation or the bullpen down the stretch. The 26-year-old made 20 starts for the Phillies over the last two seasons, posting a 4.81 ERA. He's been good at avoiding walks, posting just a 7.0 percent walk rate, but he doesn't strike out enough batters (15.2 percent strikeout rate) to be anything more than a back-end starter at best.
Lively was designated for assignment by the Phillies on Monday, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.
The Phillies needed to free up a roster spot for Jerad Eickhoff, who was activated from the 60-day disabled list Monday, and Lively was the corresponding roster casualty. The 26-year-old struggled to a 6.85 ERA across 23.2 innings with the Phillies this season.
Lively (shoulder) was activated from the minor-league disabled list Tuesday, Tom Housenick of The Morning Call reports.
Lively was expected to be out for the year when he suffered a shoulder injury in mid-July, but it appears that he's beaten that timeline. He remains on the Phillies' 40-man roster, so he has a shot to be a September callup if fully healthy, but little in his track record suggests he'll be a valuable fantasy asset if and when he does return. He recorded a 6.85 ERA in five starts for the Phillies this season and has a 4.81 ERA in 20 career starts overall.
Lively is likely out for the year with a shoulder injury, The Morning Call reports.
Lively opened the year in the Phillies' rotation but struggled to a 6.85 ERA in five starts. Solid showings by Vince Velasquez and Nick Pivetta and the emergence of Zach Eflin and Enyel De Los Santos have pushed Lively down the pecking order, giving him a tough road back to the roster even if healthy. He'll compete for a roster spot again next spring but is unlikely to be a favorite to make the team.
Lively (back) was activated from the 10-day disabled list and optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Wednesday.
Lively, who spent the past two weeks on the disabled list with a back injury, will join Lehigh Valley's rotation. He compiled a 6.85 ERA and 1.86 WHIP across five starts (23.2 innings) with the Phillies before landing on the disabled list. The 26-year-old will be an option to rejoin the big-league rotation should an opening emerge.
Lively was placed on the disabled list with a lower-back strain Friday.
Lively was lit up for seven runs in 2.1 innings against the Diamondbacks on Thursday, and it seems as though his back may have been to blame. He'll miss at least one turn in the rotation. Jake Thompson was called up from Triple-A Lehigh Valley to take his place on the roster.
Lively has pitched poorly to start the season but faces no immediate threats to his rotation spot, The Athletic Philadelphia reports.
Lively's poor start against the Diamondbacks on Thursday brought his ERA up to 6.85 on the season, while his WHIP stands at 1.86. Still, he's likely to hold onto the fifth starter role until Jerad Eickhoff returns from his lat strain in late May because the Phillies simply don't have a great option to replace him. Four of their five Triple-A starters have ERAs north of 4.00, while the only one that doesn't (Enyel De Los Santos) is just 22 with only three Triple-A starts under his belt. The team could turn to long reliever Drew Hutchison, who has 74 career big-league starts to his name, but he's an uninspiring option with a career 4.89 ERA over parts of five major-league seasons.
Lively (0-2) allowed seven earned runs on seven hits while walking four and striking out one across 2.1 innings to take the loss Thursday against the Diamondbacks.
Lively never got on track in this start, allowing five baserunners and three runs in the first inning. He has put together a couple solid starts this season, offering some hope that he can build off his promising rookie campaign. However, he has now allowed five or more earned runs in two of his five starts, making him difficult to rely on.
Lively (0-1) didn't factor into the decision in Friday's 2-1 win over the Pirates, allowing one run on five hits and three walks over six innings while striking out four.
The right-hander put together his first quality start of the season -- in fact, it was the first time this season Lively's even completed six innings. His 21:6 K:BB in 21.1 innings on the season is impressive, but his 4.64 ERA and 1.55 WHIP are lagging behind. Lively will try to bring his ratios down further in Thursday's home start against the Diamondbacks.
Lively allowed three runs on seven hits with no walks and five strikeouts across four innings Sunday against the Rays. He did not factor into the decision.
Lively allowed a leadoff home run to Denard Span before another pair of hits brought a second run around in the first inning. He settled down until the fourth, when the hosts scratched another run across before he closed it out. He seemingly could've continued, leaving after just 66 pitches, and would have earned his first victory of the season if he would've been given a longer leash. Lively's ERA now sits at an unsightly 5.87 this season, and his next start is scheduled for Friday against an in-form Pirates lineup.
Lively allowed five runs on nine hits -- including a homer -- and two walks while striking out seven in 5.2 innings against the Reds on Monday. He did not factor into the decision.
While the right-hander has been missing more bats early on this season -- he has 12 strikeouts in 11.1 innings after posting a 5.3 K/9 last year -- it hasn't made a difference with the results so far. Lively has a 5.56 ERA, 1.59 WHIP and .319 BAA through two starts. Even against a Rays team that is currently tied for 12th in the AL in runs scored (in Tampa Bay), Lively will be a tough player to justify starting Sunday.
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|2015||AA-Reading Fightin Phil||8||7||4.13||25||25||1||0||0||143.2||160||69||66||14||7||45||111|
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