With Danny Duffy (elbow) returning from the 10-day disabled list to start Sunday's game against the Indians, it appears Skoglund's run in the rotation is over. Even if he gets additional looks in a starting role before the season concludes, don't expect Skoglund to offer much help outside of AL-only leagues. In his five starts with the big club this season, Skoglund has submitted a 9.64 ERA over 14 innings.
Skoglund allowed three runs (two earned) on five hits and two walks while striking out two batters in three innings Wednesday against the White Sox. He didn't factor into the decision.
It was another disappointing effort from Skoglund, and his ERA now sits at an unsightly 9.53 through 17 innings this season. The 24-year-old lefty has struggled mightily since tossing 6.1 scoreless frames in his big-league debut, allowing 18 earned runs on 26 hits over his next 10.2 innings pitched. Skoglund will likely head back to the bullpen following his poor outing, with Ian Kennedy (shoulder) and Danny Duffy (elbow) both expected to reclaim their rotation spots in the upcoming week.
Skoglund is expected to start Wednesday's game against the White Sox, Rustin Dodd of The Kansas City Star reports.
With Ian Kennedy's next scheduled start being skipped, the Royals are planning on using Skoglund as their temporary replacement. Skoglund has been a liability on the mound, as he's allowed 16 runs on 23 hits and 10 walks over just five games (14 innings) this season. However, he'll have the chance to improve Wednesday against the underwhelming White Sox's offense.
Skoglund was recalled from Triple-A Omaha on Tuesday.
With Brian Flynn (groin) landing on the disabled list, Skoglund was summoned back to the majors just a day after being optioned to Triple-A. Skoglund struggled in a spot start during his last stint with the Royals, allowing seven runs on seven hits and a pair of walks while lasting just 1.1 innings and striking out one batter. He should offer length out of the big-league bullpen.
Skoglund was optioned to Triple-A Omaha on Monday.
Following Sunday's disastrous start against the Indians where Skoglund allowed seven runs over just 1.1 innings, the southpaw will return to Triple-A. Skoglund's performance with Omaha this season hasn't been great either and he owns a 4.11 ERA and 1.39 WHIP after making 19 starts. In a corresponding move, Brian Flynn was recalled from Omaha.
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