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June 6, 2021 10:32 PM
Royals' Josh Staumont: Scoreless inning in return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Staumont (knee) pitched a scoreless inning, allowing one hit and striking out one in Sunday's 2-1 loss to Minnesota.

Staumont spent the minimum 10 days on the injured list while recovering from a knee sprain. The right-hander has pitched to a 2.66 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 26:13 K:BB in 23.2 innings this season. He's added five saves and two holds, so he should be in the mix for high-leverage work, including ninth-inning looks, going forward.

June 6, 2021 09:44 PM
Royals' Josh Staumont: Activated from injured list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Staumont (knee) was activated from the injured list Sunday, Josh Vernier of 610 Sports reports.

Staumont was placed on the 10-day injured list with a knee sprain May 28, with the move being backdated to May 26. He'll now rejoin the Royals after missing just the minimum 10 days, though it's not clear if he'll carry on as the preferred closer option immediately.

June 3, 2021 03:24 PM
Royals' Josh Staumont: Throwing Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Staumont (knee) threw live batting practice Thursday and has been tracking well since landing on the shelf, Alec Lewis of The Athletic reports.

Manager Mike Matheny said this throwing session will provide a good indication of where Staumont is in his recovery. He was sidelined in late May by a knee sprain and is eligible to return Sunday at the earliest.

May 28, 2021 07:20 PM
Royals' Josh Staumont: Out with knee sprain
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Staumont landed on the 10-day injured list Friday with a sprained left knee.

The transaction was backdated to Thursday, so Staumont will be eligible to return June 6, though it's not yet clear whether he'll be able to do so. He's been the Royals primary ninth-inning option this season, recording five of the team's 12 saves. Greg Holland and Kyle Zimmer are tied for second with two apiece and could be the primary beneficiaries of Staumont's absence.

May 20, 2021 12:04 AM
Royals' Josh Staumont: Tallies fifth save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Staumont allowed one run (none earned) on one hit and one walk while striking out one in the ninth inning to earn the save Wednesday against the Brewers.

Staumont was called upon to protect a three-run lead in the ninth inning and was able to do so to record his fifth save of the season. While the leadoff hitter reached base on an error, Staumont did surrender a double and a walk to make the frame a bit adventurous. Even so, Staumont has now recorded each of the team's last five saves, meaning it appears he has emerged as the team's preferred option in the closer role -- at least for the time being. He's pitched well enough to maintain high-leverage usage, as he currently owns a 2.18 ERA and 23:11 K:BB across 20.2 frames.

May 20, 2021 06:40 PM
Royals' Josh Staumont: Picks up save Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Staumont picked up his fourth save of the season in a 2-0 win over the Brewers on Tuesday. He allowed one hit and struck out two in an inning of work.

Staumont hasn't had a save opportunity since late April largely due to the fact that the Royals went on an 11-game losing streak from May 2 to May 13. The 27-year-old owns a 2.29 ERA and 22:10 K:BB over 19.2 innings and could reemerge on the fantasy radar again if his team is able to start turning things around after they held the best record in baseball through the first month.

May 13, 2021 12:24 PM
Royals' Josh Staumont: Works in non-save situation
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Staumont allowed a walk and struck out three in one inning of Wednesday's 4-2 loss to Detroit.

Staumont emerged as Kansas City's top closing option in late April, but he's allowed four runs over his last 3.1 innings to open May. To make matters worse, Kansas City is mired in a 10-game losing streak, which has removed any save opportunities recently. Staumont will look to build off Wednesday's scoreless inning. He owns a 2.70 ERA, 0.96 WHIP and 19:9 K:BB with three saves and two holds in 16.2 innings this season.

May 5, 2021 11:24 AM
Royals' Josh Staumont: Takes loss in relief
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Staumont (1-1) was charged with the loss Tuesday against Cleveland after allowing three runs on two hits and a walk. He recorded two outs, both via strikeout.

Staumont got the final out of the seventh inning before working into a messy eighth. With a 3-3 tied ballgame, the right-hander struck out Jose Ramirez before walking Franmil Reyes. He then gave up an RBI double to Harold Ramirez and an RBI single to Josh Naylor, handing Cleveland the lead for good. Staumont has managed the bulk of Kansas City's saves recently, including three in a row last month, so his early-game appearance was slightly surprising.

April 29, 2021 09:04 PM
Royals' Josh Staumont: Notches four-out save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Staumont recorded his third save of the season Wednesday against the Pirates. He tossed 1.1 scoreless innings while fanning two.

Staumont tossed 12 of his 18 pitches for strikes and pitched more than one inning for the fourth time this season, though this was the first time he did so while notching a save. The right-hander has allowed just one earned run in 13.1 innings across 11 appearances and has gone 3-for-3 in save opportunities so far, so he appears to be making a strong case to hold down the closer's role on a full-time basis.

April 26, 2021 10:16 PM
Royals' Josh Staumont: Notches second save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Staumont picked up the save after walking one and striking out one in a scoreless inning Monday against the Tigers.

Staumont retired the first two batters without issue before walking Miguel Cabrera, but he managed to seal the deal by inducing a flyball for the final out of the contest. Kansas City currently has a number of options out of the bullpen to deploy in the closer's role, though Staumont appears to be gaining some favor with his skipper after having his number called in two straight save chances.

April 25, 2021 12:24 AM
Royals' Josh Staumont: Picks up first save
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Staumont did not allow a baserunner and struck out two to earn the save Saturday against Detroit.

Staumont entered the game with a one-run lead and pitched effectively to pick up his first save of the campaign. His usage only adds to the confusion of the Royals' bullpen situation, as six different relievers have now recorded at least one save for the club this season. However, both Wade Davis and Scott Barlow have scuffled a bit of late -- Barlow did throw a clean eighth inning in this contest to earn a hold -- which could give Staumont an opportunity to become a more prominent portion of the closer committee in Kansas City.

April 18, 2021 11:32 PM
Royals' Josh Staumont: Earns second hold
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Staumont pitched a perfect eighth inning to earn a hold in Sunday's 2-0 win over the Blue Jays.

Staumont needed only 10 pitches to get through this outing. He's yet to allow a run in 7.2 innings this season. The right-hander has given up only two hits and a walk with four strikeouts and two holds in six outings.

April 14, 2021 06:32 PM
Royals' Josh Staumont: Logs hold
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Staumont pitched two scoreless innings, allowing one hit and striking out one to earn a hold in Wednesday's 6-1 win over the Angels.

Staumont entered the game with a one-run lead to protect. The Royals added four runs while Staumont was in the game, giving the right-hander a larger cushion, not that he needed it. He's allowed just one hit and one walk with four strikeouts in 5.2 innings this season, and he's yet to allow a run. He should be good to go after spending Tuesday on the COVID-19-related injured list.

April 14, 2021 12:36 PM
Royals' Josh Staumont: Back from COVID-19 IL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Royals reinstated Staumont from the COVID-19 injured list Wednesday.

Staumont was placed on the 10-day injured list Tuesday without a defined injury, but the Royals' ability to activate him a day later implies that he was sidelined due to COVID-19-related reasons. The hard-throwing right-hander has apparently cleared all health and safety protocols, so he should be be available out of the bullpen for Wednesday's game against the Angels.

April 14, 2021 10:56 AM
Royals' Josh Staumont: Lands on injured list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Staumont was placed on the 10-day injured list Tuesday with an unspecified injury.

The 27-year-old last pitched Sunday, delivering a scoreless frame against the White Sox; it's unclear whether he suffered the injury during that contest. Staumont will be eligible to be activated April 23, though he doesn't have an official return timeline.

April 3, 2021 11:00 PM
Royals' Josh Staumont: Perfect inning Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Staumont pitched a perfect ninth inning in Saturday's 11-4 win over the Rangers.

It was a non-save situation, but Staumont still pitched well. He needed just nine pitches to retire the side and end the game. The 27-year-old right-hander posted a 2.45 ERA, 1.40 WHIP, eight holds and a 0.7 groundball-to-flyball ratio in 25.2 innings last year. Staumont is expected to see high-leverage work in 2021, including some save opportunities. Greg Holland, Wade Davis and Scott Barlow are also in the mix to close in a crowded Royals bullpen.

March 15, 2021 04:00 PM
Royals' Josh Staumont: Had COVID early in camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Staumont revealed Monday that he contracted COVID-19 right before the start of camp, Lynn Worthy of The Kansas City Star reports.

He lost weight and dealt with a high fever, which is why he is a little behind the rest of Kansas City's relievers in terms of getting spring work in. Staumont made his spring debut Sunday, striking out one while allowing zero baserunners in one inning against the Dodgers. He should work in the late innings and will compete with Greg Holland and Scott Barlow for save opportunities.

March 12, 2021 07:24 PM
Royals' Josh Staumont: Gets in sim work
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Staumont threw one inning in a simulated game Thursday, Anne Rogers of reports.

Staumont was delayed arriving to camp for undisclosed reasons and has been ramping up his workload slowly since joining the team. He had thrown bullpens and live batting practice prior to Thursday's simulated game, and the next step will be Cactus League action.

September 13, 2020 10:20 AM
Royals' Josh Staumont: Picks up eighth hold
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Staumont gave up two hits with zero strikeouts but did not allow a run in one inning Saturday against the Pirates en route to his eighth hold of the season.

Staumont has been a valuable setup man for the Royals, boasting a 1.80 ERA and 32 strikeouts in 20 innings, although his 14 walks and 1.40 WHIP still linger as negative aspects of his fantasy profile. Greg Holland has emerged as the team's top closing option.

August 8, 2020 02:48 PM
Royals' Josh Staumont: Feeling better Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Staumont (back) is feeling better than expected Saturday, Lynn Worthy of The Kansas City Star reports.

Staumont's back tightened up after he slipped on the mound while delivering a pitch Friday against the Twins. He was removed from the game, but manager Mike Matheny provided an encouraging update Saturday. However, Matheny said that the team will proceed with caution in order to prevent a more serious issue.

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