Oaks (hip) started a throwing program Sunday, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.
Oaks underwent hip surgery in March, and he's finally been given the green light to resume throwing. He still has a long road ahead of him, but this is a big step in the right direction.
The Royals placed Oaks (hip) on the 60-day injured list Thursday.
The transaction opens up a spot on the 40-man roster for first baseman Frank Schwindel, whose contract was selected from Triple-A Omaha. Oaks is recovering from hip surgery and isn't expected to be ready to resume baseball activities until around the All-Star break.
Oaks underwent hip surgery Thursday and hopes to resume baseball activities in four months, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.
The procedure ended up being more extensive than originally expected, and while that timeline would allow him to return during the season, hip injuries are often pretty tough to bounce back from quickly. Oaks was likely ticketed for the Triple-A rotation, and will head there once he completes a rehab assignment later this summer.
Oaks has been shut down with a right hip injury and may require surgery, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.
Oaks will receive a second opinion in early March. If surgery is required, he would be out for at least the first half of the season. The hip issue reportedly affected him last season, leading to a decrease in velocity. It had gone away over the offseason but reappeared early in spring.
Oaks was optioned to Triple-A Omaha on Friday.
Oaks took the loss in a spot start Wednesday and was expected to return to the minors with Ian Kennedy (oblique) not facing an extended absence. The young right-hander will return to the Storm Chasers, where he has a 2.00 ERA and 1.15 WHIP across 76.1 innings this season.
Oaks (0-2) allowed three runs on two hits and four walks with two strikeouts through just four innings in a loss Wednesday against Cleveland.
Oaks just couldn't find the strike zone, and it cost him as two of the three runs to score against him originally reached via a walk. Additionally, both hits Oaks gave up went for extra bases. Ian Kennedy (oblique) is likely to make his return just in time for his next turn through the rotation Tuesday against the Twins, so Oaks' stay in the rotation -- and the majors -- could be brief.
Oaks was recalled ahead of Wednesday's start against the Indians.
Oaks will take the mound for his second start and fourth appearance of the year with the Royals. Across 9.2 innings with the team, he's logged a 7.45 ERA and 2.17 WHIP, though he's fared well at the Triple-A level (2.00 ERA over 13 starts). He will have a tough assignment against the Indians' offense.
Oaks is expected to be recalled from Triple-A Omaha to start Wednesday's game against the Indians, Paul Hoynes of Cleveland.com reports.
Ian Kennedy landed on the disabled list Tuesday with an oblique strain, creating an opening in the Royals' rotation for Wednesday. It remains unclear just how long Kennedy is expected to be sidelined, but he will be eligible to return July 10. Oaks has made three appearances for the Royals this season, allowing five runs on 12 hits over five innings during his lone start back in late April.
Oaks was optioned to Triple-A Omaha on Tuesday.
Oaks was sent back to the minors to free up a roster spot for Justin Grimm, who was returned from the disabled list in a corresponding roster move. The 25-year-old made two appearances during his most recent big-league stint, allowing three runs while striking out four across 4.2 innings of relief. He'll likely rejoin the Storm Chasers' starting rotation.
Oaks was called up from Triple-A Omaha on Wednesday.
Oaks will join the big-league club after Blaine Boyer (back) was placed on the disabled list. In nine starts at Triple-A, he's posted a 2.50 ERA and 1.22 WHIP with 27 strikeouts and 20 walks across 54 innings.
Oaks was optioned to Triple-A Omaha on Saturday.
As expected, Oaks will head back to the minors after making a spot start in Game 1 of Saturday's doubleheader as the designated 26th man. He was knocked around for five runs on 12 hits across five innings in a loss to the White Sox. Oaks will now rejoin the Storm Chasers' rotation.
Oaks (0-1) allowed five runs on 12 hits and one walk while striking out four over five innings in a loss to the White Sox in the first game of Saturday's doubleheader.
Only two of the 12 hits went for extra bases, but that's not much of a silver lining for Oaks in his big-league debut. It was a fairly predictable result, as Oaks was giving up a ton of contact at Triple-A to begin the year, striking out just 11 batters in 23.1 innings with Omaha. As the designated 26th man for the twin bill, he will be headed back down shortly.
Oaks was recalled to start Game 1 of the doubleheader against the White Sox on Saturday.
He is the 26th man for the twin bill and will presumably be sent back to Triple-A Omaha after the doubleheader, as the Royals will be able to move back to a five-man rotation. The former Dodgers farmhand has a 3.09 ERA through 23.1 innings (four starts) with Omaha, but he has a mediocre 11:6 K:BB over that span, good for an atrocious 11.8 percent strikeout rate. There is some blow-up potential in this outing, and his inability to miss bats at even an average clip limits his upside.
Oaks will join the Royals as their 26th man and start Game 1 of Saturday's doubleheader with the White Sox, Rustin Dodd of The Athletic Kansas City reports.
Oaks has a 3.09 ERA and 1.07 WHIP over 23.1 innings (four starts) with Triple-A Omaha this season, and will fill in as the Royals need a sixth starter Saturday. It seems likely to be a short stay as the 24-year-old will makes major-league debut, but a quality performance could earn him a second look with Kansas City's pitching staff featuring a 5.21 ERA, second-worst in the AL.
The Royals optioned Oaks to Triple-A Omaha on Sunday, Maria Torres of The Kansas City Star reports.
The 24-year-old will occupy a spot in the Omaha rotation after ceding six runs in six innings across four appearances in the Cactus League. Oaks tallied a 3.64 ERA and 1.25 WHIP in 84 innings with Triple-A Oklahoma City in the Dodgers organization last season before coming over to the Royals in January in the three-team trade that sent Joakim Soria to the White Sox. The right-hander is expected to get a look with the big club later this season and projects as a No. 4 or 5 starter for the Royals over the long haul.
Oaks was traded to the Royals on Thursday as part of a three-team deal.
The White Sox received Oaks and minor-league infielder Erick Mejia while shipping Scott Alexander to the Dodgers and Joakim Soria to the White Sox. Oaks was bothered by an oblique injury last season but was able to compile a 3.64 ERA over 84 innings with Triple-A Oklahoma City. The 24-year-old righty will compete for a spot in the starting rotation with his new club.
Oaks was added to the Dodgers' 40-man roster Monday, Eric Stephen of TrueBlueLA.com reports.
To protect Oaks from the Rule 5 draft, the Dodgers added him to their 40-man roster. Oaks fought an oblique injury throughout the season, but pitched 84 innings over 16 games at Triple-A Oklahoma City when healthy. He ended the year with a serviceable 3.64 ERA and 1.25 WHIP.
Oaks is reportedly dealing with an oblique injury, Jacob Unruh of The Oklahoman reports.
Oaks was scratched from his scheduled start Tuesday due to this issue. He underwent an MRI on the inflicted area Wednesday, so more information on his status moving forward should come forth once the results are disclosed. No matter what the results say, however, oblique injuries are notorious for sidelining players for a solid chunk of time, so Oaks may be facing a multi-week absence even if the MRI shows limited damage.
Oaks was scratched from his start with Triple-A Oklahoma City on Tuesday after incurring an apparent injury during pregame warmups, Jacob Unruh of The Oklahoman reports.
The specifics of Oaks' injury are not clear, but that information should become available shortly. Madison Younginer will make the start in his absence.
Oaks has posted a 3.84 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 59:13 K:BB in 65.2 innings for Triple-A Oklahoma City.
His ratios have gone in the wrong direction compared to last year, but more importantly, he is recording more strikeouts, which will be crucial if he is to have success at the highest level. It appears to only be a matter of time until Oaks gets his first crack against big-league hitters, although it remains to be seen if the Dodgers will deploy him first in the rotation or the bullpen.
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