McBroom was optioned to the Royals' alternate training site Saturday.
McBroom has appeared in five games to begin the season and went 1-for-6 with a run and five strikeouts during that time. He'll now head back to the team's alternate camp after left-hander Kris Bubic was recalled by the Royals in a corresponding move.
McBroom was recalled from the Royals' alternate training site Tuesday.
Kansas City will bolster its bench in the short term, with reliever Jake Newberry getting sent down in a corresponding move. McBroom will likely see action primarily as a right-handed hitter off the bench.
McBroom was optioned to Kansas City's alternate training site Tuesday.
The 29-year-old made only three appearances through the first eight games of the season, going 0-for-4 with four strikeouts, a walk and a run. McBroom could rejoin the Royals later in the season when they need extra bench depth.
McBroom went 13-for-48 with four home runs and 13 RBI in 23 Cactus League games this spring.
McBroom's spring performance was enough to earn him a spot on the Royals' Opening Day roster. With Ryan O'Hearn optioned to the Royals' alternate training site Tuesday, McBroom will serve as the backup first baseman to Carlos Santana. In addition to first base, there may be some occasional starts for him as the designated hitter or in the outfield.
McBroom was recalled by the Royals on Friday.
McBroom spent just under two weeks at the Royals' alternate training site, but he'll return to the active roster for the final three games of the regular season. He isn't starting Friday's series opener against the Tigers but will be available as outfield depth to finish the season.
McBroom was optioned to the Royals' alternate training site Saturday.
It's something of a surprising move, as McBroom owns a solid .784 OPS on the season, the product of a .253/.291/.493 slash line. He'd been really struggling at the plate recently, however, going 1-for-20 over his last 10 games.
McBroom hit a solo home run during his only at-bat in Wednesday's loss to the Cardinals.
McBroom came in to pinch hit for Cam Gallagher in the eighth inning and belted a solo shot off Genesis Cabrera. It was the second pinch-hit home run of the season for the 28-year-old, who is batting .302/.339/.585 with eight RBI and six runs scored across 22 games.
McBroom went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Friday's 3-2 win over the Twins.
McBroom was up in the cleanup spot against a lefty (Devin Smeltzer). While he went hitless against Smeltzer, McBroom homered off righty Matt Wisler in the sixth to break a 2-2 tie, his second homer of the season. McBroom has started three of the Royals' last four games with Franchy Cordero (wrist) sidelined, but he still projects for a short-side platoon role when the team is closer to full strength.
McBroom is out of the lineup Sunday against the White Sox.
McBroom had started three of the Royals' last four games, but he may be largely limited to a short-side platoon moving forward after Ryan O'Hearn returned from the COVID-19 injured list Monday. Both O'Hearn and McBroom will be excluded from the lineup for the series finale, however, as Salvador Perez picks up a start at first base while Jorge Soler serves as the Royals' designated hitter.
McBroom went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Friday's 3-2 loss to the White Sox.
Getting the start with left-hander Dallas Keuchel on the mound for Chicago, McBroom took the veteran hurler deep in the sixth inning for his first homer of the year. With Ryan O'Hearn now healthy, McBroom is stuck on the short side of a platoon at first base, but if one or the other of them get hot a full-time starting job is there for the taking.
McBroom is expected to open the season as the Royals' primary first baseman in the event Ryan O'Hearn (illness) isn't ready to return from the COVID-19 injured list, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.
O'Hearn remains in self-isolation after testing positive for the coronavirus and will need to submit two negative test results before he's cleared to rejoin the Royals for workouts. With Opening Day just over a week away, O'Hearn may not have enough time to get himself ready for game action even if he rejoins the Royals in a few days, leaving McBroom as the next man up at first base. McBroom solidified his case for being O'Hearn's main replacement during Tuesday's intrasquad game, slugging a two-run home run off Jakob Junis.
Manager Mike Matheny said March 6 that McBroom and Ryan O'Hearn could begin the season in a "soft platoon" at first base, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.
McBroom made his major-league debut last season and had a .293/.361/.360 slash line with five doubles in 23 games, and he showed well before spring training was suspended with a 1.026 OPS. O'Hearn struggled heavily in 2019 with a .195/.281/.369 line, but he also performed well in spring action. O'Hearn would have the clear advantage for playing time as the left-handed bat, but the potential platoon illustrates McBroom's likely roster security for the eventual start of the season.
McBroom went 3-for-4 in Friday's 4-3 loss to the Twins.
All three of McBroom's hits were single, and he wasn't able to factor into the run production. He's hit safely in seven of his last eight games, going 10-for-28 with a pair of doubles and two runs scored in that span. He's gotten on base well (.357 on base percentage) but the 27-year-old only has a .385 slugging percentage in 56 plate appearances. He did show power with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, hitting 26 homers in 117 games while with the Yankees' farm team.
McBroom is not starting Wednesday against Oakland.
McBroom hasn't done much in the first 14 games of his big-league career, slashing just .256/.319/.326. Bubba Starling starts in right field Wednesday.
McBroom is not starting Monday in Oakland.
McBroom hasn't done all that much since getting called up at the start of September, hitting .263/.333/.316 in 12 games. Bubba Starling starts in right field Monday.
McBroom isn't starting Tuesday's game against the White Sox.
McBroom will take a seat after starting the last two games. Whit Merrifield gets the nod in right field as Nicky Lopez starts at second base.
McBroom is not in the lineup for Friday's game at Miami.
McBroom was promoted from Triple-A Omaha on Tuesday and started the last three contests, but he'll take a seat Friday after going 4-for-11 with one RBI and one walk. Jorge Soler -- who typically serves as the designated hitter -- will start in right field with the Royals playing in a National League park.
McBroom went 1-for-4 with a single in Thursday's loss to the Tigers.
McBroom was making his third consecutive start after getting the call up from Triple-A Omaha earlier in the week. He has started at first base against two lefties and in right field against a right-handed starter, slotting in either fifth or sixth in the batting order in all three starts. McBroom is 27 and doesn't exactly have a ton of pedigree as a 15th-round pick in 2014, but he had a monster year with the Yankees' Triple-A affiliate (26 homers, 146 wRC+), and after acquiring him last week for international bonus pool money, the Royals seem intent on giving him a look.
McBroom's contract was purchased from Triple-A Omaha on Tuesday, and he'll bat sixth and play first base against the Tigers.
McBroom came over from the Yankees in exchange for international signing bonus money and a player to be named later or cash. The 27-year-old has been a career minor-leaguer to this point, though he posted a strong .315/.402/.574 slash line with 26 homers in 117 games for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre this season. He can play first base or the outfield corners.
McBroom was acquired by the Royals from the Yankees on Saturday for international signing bonus money and a player to be named later or cash considerations.
McBroom was acquired by the Yankees back in 2017 and spent the last two seasons at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. He will likely be added to the team's 40-man roster Tuesday in order to protect him from the Rule 5 draft as the Royals, who drafted him in the 15th round back in 2013, want to get a good look at him during the final stretch of the MLB season. The 27-year-old is posting the best offensive season of his minor-league career with a .315/.403/.500 slash line and 25 home runs in 116 games.
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