Blewett cleared waivers Tuesday and was outrighted to the Royals' alternate training site.
Blewett threw three innings in his first taste of big-league action last year, striking out four and walking one while giving up two runs on six hits. He'll serve as organizational depth for the Royals going forward.
The Royals designated Blewett for assignment Thursday.
The transaction clears room on the 40-man roster for reliever Jake Brentz, whose contract was selected ahead of Opening Day. Blewett appeared in two games out of the Kansas City bullpen as a rookie in 2020, giving up two runs on six hits and a walk in three innings.
Blewett was optioned to Triple-A Omaha on Thursday.
Blewett was competing for a role in the Royals' bullpen this spring after making his major-league debut in 2020. He threw three innings for the big-league club last year and will likely serve as bullpen depth throughout the 2021 campaign.
Blewett was optioned to the Royals' alternate training site Thursday.
After giving up two runs on three hits and one walk while striking out two over one inning Wednesday, Blewett will be cast off the active roster. Left-hander Richard Lovelady was recalled by the Royals with just four games remaining in the regular season.
The Royals recalled Blewett from their alternate training site ahead of Wednesday's game in Detroit.
He'll be joining the active roster as a replacement for Matt Harvey (lat), who was placed on the 10-day injured list. Blewett, who has yet to make his MLB debut, posted an 8.52 ERA and 1.99 WHIP over 81.1 innings at Triple-A Omaha in 2019.
The Royals optioned Blewett to their alternate training site following Saturday's doubleheader with the Twins.
Blewett served as the Royals' 29th man for the twin bill but didn't appear in either contest. The right-hander has yet to make his MLB debut, despite having been promoted to the big club on two occasions this season.
Blewett was recalled by the Royals to serve as the 29th man for Saturday's doubleheader against the Twins.
Blewett has been at the team's alternate training site since Aug. 6. He'll be available out of the bullpen for Saturday's twin bill before he's returned to the alternate squad. The right-hander went unused during his one game on the major-league roster this season.
The Royals optioned Blewett to their alternate training site Wednesday.
Blewett was one of three Royals sent to the alternate site Thursday, while Brad Keller was reinstated from the COVID-19 injured list to bring Kansas City's active roster from 30 to 28 men. The Royals recalled Blewett ahead of Wednesday's game against the Cubs, but he went unused in the team's 6-1 loss.
Blewett was recalled from Kansas City's alternate camp site Wednesday.
Blewett is set to replace Glenn Sparkman (forearm) -- who was placed on the injured list Wednesday -- on the roster and in the bullpen. The right-hander struggled across 81.1 innings at Triple-A last season, so he'll likely be limited to low-leverage work during his time with the big club.
Blewett was optioned to Triple-A Omaha on Tuesday.
Blewett recorded a 4.79 ERA at Double-A Northwest Arkansas last season but will nevertheless earn a promotion. He showed good control, walking 7.5 percent of batters, but he didn't get enough whiffs, recording a strikeout rate of just 15.4 percent.
Blewett's contract was purchased from Double-A Northwest Arkansas on Tuesday, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.
Blewett, a second-round pick out of high school in 2014, was added to the team's 40-man roster in order to protect him from the upcoming Rule 5 draft. The 22-year-old posted a lackluster 4.79 ERA and 1.44 WHIP across 148.1 innings with the Naturals, though he looked solid in the Arizona Fall League, compiling a 2.49 ERA and 1.15 WHIP across six starts (25.1 innings).
Blewett was sent to minor-league camp Monday, Rustin Dodd of The Athletic Kansas City reports.
Blewett tossed three innings and gave up five runs on six hits and two walks in three spring training appearances. He figures to begin the regular season at either High-A Wilmington or Double-A Northwest Arkansas.
Blewett posted a 4.07 ERA and 1.34 WHIP over 27 starts during his first season with High-A Wilmington in 2017.
The 21-year-old managed to trim his walk rate (3.1 BB/9) from 2016's campaign at Low-A Lexington, but Blewett's strikeout rate (7.6 K/9) also took a slight hit. At 6-foot-6, the right-hander's long delivery continues to be a work in progress. Blewett will probably require more incubation at Wilmington when 2018 opens, but a promotion to MiLB's higher levels next season is certainly possible.
Blewett said he adjusted his throwing posture which helped him find success late in last season's minor-league campaign, MLB.com's Jonathan Mayo reports.
Blewett, the Royals' second-round pick in 2014, was drafted out of high school and spent his first two full seasons at Low-A Lexington (where he'll begin once again in 2017). The first year and a half didn't go well for Blewett, but things turned around late last year. Compared to the early portion of 2016, the right-hander lowered his ERA by more than a run during the second half of the season. He also increased his strikeout rate while lowering his WHIP. "I started to stay taller, using my height and not dropping down," the 20-year-old said. "That was big. I was throwing the ball downhill. My curveball was a lot sharper. Everything was just more efficient." Standing tall at 6-foot-6, Blewett is ranked by RotoWire as the club's No. 13 prospect and the fourth best pitcher in the Royals' system. He's obviously still a few years off the radar, but his development is certainly worth keeping an eye on in dynasty formats.
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|2017||AFA-Wilmington Blue Rock||152.2||27||27||1||7||10||0||129||52||153||4.08||1.347|
|2018||AAX-Northwest Arkansas N||148.1||26||25||1||8||6||0||100||49||164||4.80||1.438|
|2019||AAX-Northwest Arkansas N||25.1||5||5||0||1||3||0||34||8||21||3.59||1.155|
|2019||AAA-Omaha Storm Chasers||81.1||18||16||0||5||8||0||56||46||115||8.54||1.985|