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June 28, 2020 03:52 PM
Royals' Eric Skoglund: Outrighted to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Skoglund (arm) cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Omaha on Sunday, Lynn Worthy of The Kansas City Star reports.

The 27-year-old was designated for assignment back in late March, but due to the transaction freeze he remained in roster limbo for the past three months. Skogland isn't eliminated from being included on Kansas City's initial 60-man player pool, but his removal from the 40-man roster will make it more difficult for him to begin the season in the majors.

March 25, 2020 04:28 PM
Royals' Eric Skoglund: Designated for assignment
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Skoglund (arm) was designated for assignment Wednesday.

The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for the Royals to select Trevor Rosenthal's contract. Skoglund has been dealing with a tender arm this spring, and his expected timeline for being ready for game action is not yet clear. With a career 6.61 ERA in 109 big-league innings, he's unlikely to be in high demand on the waiver wire.

March 25, 2020 04:52 PM
Royals' Eric Skoglund: Nearing mound work
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Skoglund (arm) was trending toward throwing off a mound when spring training was postponed, but he was not nearing game action, Lynn Worthy of The Kansas City Star reports.

He is dealing with some tenderness in his throwing arm, and it sounds like he was going to open the year on the injured list. The injury made Skoglund a long shot to break camp in the rotation, but the hiatus could give him enough time to get back to 100 percent and possibly stretch out to the point that he could be an option for the fifth starter's spot when play resumes.

March 4, 2020 01:16 PM
Royals' Eric Skoglund: Dealing with arm issue
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Skoglund has been handled cautiously this spring due to tenderness in his arm, Lynn Worthy of The Kansas City Star reports.

Skoglund has been able to appear in one game this spring, but he's currently not throwing off the mound. It doesn't sound as though he's dealing with any specific injury, but there's still a chance his delayed spring could send him to the injured list to start the season.

September 27, 2019 11:28 PM
Royals' Eric Skoglund: Takes third loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Skoglund (0-3) pitched three innings, allowing six runs on nine hits and a walk while striking out two in a loss to the Twins on Friday.

The Twins posted a pair of runs in each of the three innings Skoglund pitched. The southpaw also allowed two homers in the contest. With the effort, Skoglund finishes the year with a 9.00 ERA, 1.86 WHIP and a 4:9 K:BB in 21 major-league innings across six appearances.

September 21, 2019 12:12 PM
Royals' Eric Skoglund: Decent in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Skoglund (0-2) took the loss Friday, allowing two runs on three hits and a walk over four innings in a 4-3 loss to the Twins. He failed to record a strikeout.

Skoglund has been anything but consistent this season, but this was one of his better performances. The biggest hit against Skoglund was Miguel Sano's RBI triple in the first inning -- he only allowed one hit after that. The left-hander owns a 7.50 ERA and 1.61 WHIP in 18 innings this season, with only two strikeouts to his name. Skoglund's last start of the season will likely come against these same Twins next Friday, this time at home.

September 18, 2019 05:48 PM
Royals' Eric Skoglund: Back in rotation
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Skoglund will start Friday against the Twins, Lynn Worthy of The Kansas City Star reports.

Skoglund lost his rotation spot in early September but gets it back with Jakob Junis getting shut down for workload reasons. Expectations should be low for Skoglund, who owns an 8.36 ERA and a 1.79 WHIP in 14 innings this season.

September 3, 2019 07:32 PM
Royals' Eric Skoglund: Not starting Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Skoglund won't make his next turn in the rotation Friday against the Marlins, Jeffrey Flanagan of reports.

Skoglund appears to have lost his spot after allowing eight runs in nine innings over his first two starts this season. He's walked six batters while striking out just one. Jorge Lopez starts in his place.

August 31, 2019 08:36 AM
Royals' Eric Skoglund: Blasted by Baltimore
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Skoglund (0-1) took the loss Friday as the Royals were routed 14-2 by the Orioles, surrendering six runs on nine hits and three walks over four innings. He struck out one.

A three-run blast by Anthony Santander in the third inning was the big blow, but Skoglund was hardly alone in getting hit hard by Baltimore on the night. The lefty has had one solid start and one disaster since joining the rotation, making him a very volatile fantasy option for his next outing Sept. 6 in Miami.

August 29, 2019 05:20 PM
Royals' Eric Skoglund: Remains in rotation
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Skoglund is scheduled to make his next start Friday against the Orioles.

Confirming what was already widely anticipated, Skoglund will receive a second turn through the rotation after limiting the Indians to two runs over five innings last weekend in his 2019 debut with the Royals. The soft matchup with the 44-89 Orioles might be enough to make Skoglund an interesting streamer, even though his career numbers in the majors (5.90 ERA, 1.42 WHIP, 6.1 K/9 in 93 innings) would argue otherwise.

August 26, 2019 01:52 AM
Royals' Eric Skoglund: Pitches well in debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Skoglund allowed two runs on two hits with three walks and zero strikeouts across five innings during a no-decision against the Indians on Sunday.

A leadoff walk and a homer in the third led to Skoglund giving up two runs, but that's all he yielded Sunday. That's probably enough for Skoglund, who made his 2019 debut Sunday, to earn another major-league start. However, he's still just 2-8 with a 5.90 ERA, 1.43 WHIP and 63 strikeouts in 93 innings during his MLB career, but he hasn't given up more than two runs in any of his last six big-league outings dating back to Sept. 7, 2018.

August 24, 2019 09:40 AM
Royals' Eric Skoglund: Tabbed to start Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Skoglund will start Sunday's game against the Indians, Lynn Worthy of The Kansas City Star reports.

Skoglund was recalled from Triple-A Omaha on Friday and will quickly be called upon as a starter. The 26-year-old had a 5.14 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 49:19 K:BB in 13 starts for Kansas City in 2018, but he has yet to pitch in the majors this season.

August 23, 2019 03:36 PM
Royals' Eric Skoglund: Recalled from Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Skoglund was recalled from Triple-A Omaha on Friday.

The last time he was promoted to the majors he was on the roster for a few days and did not pitch before getting sent back to Triple-A. Skoglund should offer length out of the bullpen, as he has been working as a starter at Omaha.

August 13, 2019 11:20 AM
Royals' Eric Skoglund: Dispatched to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Royals optioned Skoglund to Triple-A Omaha on Monday, Jeffrey Flanagan of reports.

Skoglund was called up from Triple-A ahead of the final three games of the Royals' series in Detroit over the weekend but ultimately wasn't needed in long relief. After an off day Monday and with another to come Thursday, the Royals didn't have much of a need to keep Skoglund around as an extra bullpen arm.

August 9, 2019 03:32 PM
Royals' Eric Skoglund: Returns to majors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Skoglund was recalled from Triple-A Omaha on Friday.

Skoglund was sent to Triple-A in late June coming off his 80-game suspension for PEDs and is set to make his 2019 debut. The 26-year-old had a 5.14 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 49:19 K:BB in 13 starts for the Royals last season, though there's yet to be any indication of him entering the major-league rotation.

June 26, 2019 12:00 PM
Royals' Eric Skoglund: Bound for Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Royals reinstated Skoglund (suspension) from the restricted list Wednesday and optioned him to Triple-A Omaha.

Skoglund was suspended for the Royals' first 80 games of the season in January after violating Major League Baseball's performance-enhancing drugs policy. The lefty was allowed to begin a minor-league rehab assignment earlier this month and built up to five innings in his most recent outing with Omaha over the weekend, so he'll likely continue to be deployed as a starter while sticking around in the minors. He could be a rotation option for the big club in the second half if injuries hit the Kansas City pitching staff or if back-end arms Glenn Sparkman and/or Homer Bailey endure prolonged rough spells.

June 24, 2019 02:00 PM
Royals' Eric Skoglund: Gearing up for return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Skoglund (suspension) made a rehab start at Triple-A Omaha on Saturday, giving up five runs on six hits and three walks over five innings in a 6-5 win over San Antonio.

After making two rehab appearances with Double-A Northwest Arkansas earlier this month, Skoglund moved up to the Pacific Coast League over the weekend while he waits for his 80-game suspension to lapse. Skoglund covered 88 pitches in the outing and looks ready for a full-time rotation gig, though that will most likely come at Omaha rather than in Kansas City. The lefty has two minor-league options remaining, so expect the Royals to assign him to Omaha when the suspension officially comes to an end Wednesday.

January 17, 2019 12:16 PM
Royals' Eric Skoglund: Slapped with 80-game suspension
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Skoglund received an 80-game suspension without pay after testing positive for multiple performance-enhancing substances, Emily Waldon of The Athletic reports.

Skoglund was in the running for the team's final rotation spot before testing positive for both Ostarine and Ligandrol, a pair of selective androgen receptor modulators. The southpaw will now miss the entire first half of the season, and his role once he returns is up in the air. Across 14 appearances with the big club in 2018 (13 starts), Skoglund notched a 5.14 ERA and 6.3 K/9 across 70 innings.

October 1, 2018 11:28 AM
Royals' Eric Skoglund: Allows one earned run
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Skoglund (1-6) allowed two runs (one earned) on three hits and two walks while striking out three across five innings to take the loss Sunday against the Indians.

Skoglund's only earned run came on a solo home run by Francisco Lindor in the third inning, but he was still stuck with the loss. He ended the season on a strong note, allowing only three earned runs across 20.1 September innings. Overall, Skoglund recorded a 5.14 ERA and 1.21 WHIP across 70 innings at the major-league level, though he managed a paltry 49 strikeouts. He'll likely be among the Royals' options competing for a spot in the back of the rotation to begin 2019.

September 26, 2018 12:41 PM
Royals' Eric Skoglund: Rain-shortened start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Skoglund allowed one hit and no walks with one strikeout over 2.1 scoreless innings during Tuesday's 4-3 win over the Reds.

Skoglund threw 22 of 32 pitches for strikes before the game went into a rain delay, and the Royals opted to not bring him back to the mound when play resumed. The 25-year-old still lines up to start the season finale against the Indians on Sunday. He has allowed two runs on eight hits over 15.1 innings during September.

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vs LHB 3.100 8.10031
vs RHB 17.200 9.17063
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