Zuber was optioned to Triple-A Omaha on Sunday, Josh Vernier of 610 Sports reports.
Zuber has been with the Royals since being recalled April 13. He struggled for the most part with the big club, posting a 6.35 ERA and 1.71 WHIP across 20 appearances (17 innings). He'll now head back to Omaha but figures to be a candidate to be called back up sometime later this season.
Zuber (0-2) allowed an unearned run on one hit and one walk in one-third of an inning in Wednesday's extra-inning loss to Tampa Bay.
The right-hander couldn't escape the bottom of the 10th inning, as Manuel Margot hit a walkoff single. Zuber has taken the loss in two of his last three outings. The 25-year-old has a 5.52 ERA, 1.57 WHIP and 15:10 K:BB across 14.2 innings this season. While he's picked up three holds, Zuber hasn't received many high-leverage opportunities, and he did nothing Wednesday to indicate he should see more.
Zuber (0-1) allowed two runs on a hit and a walk with one strikeout in two-thirds of an inning in Friday's 7-5 loss to Detroit.
The right-hander inherited two runners after Mike Minor allowed a pair of singles to begin the seventh inning. Zuber faced the minimum three batters -- he got some help from his defense, but his walk loaded the bases. Greg Holland then entered the contest and allowed a grand slam to Miguel Cabrera, with two of the runs charged to Zuber for the loss. The 25-year-old has posted a 6.08 ERA, 1.43 WHIP and 13:7 K:BB in 13.1 innings this year. With inconsistent efforts, he'll likely remain in a low-leverage role.
Zuber allowed two runs on a hit and a walk in two-thirds of an inning during Tuesday's 8-7 loss to Detroit. He also hit a batter.
Zuber relieved starter Brady Singer, but the former wasn't very effective in a short appearance. Zuber was able to escape a jam in the fourth inning, but he put the first two batters aboard in the fifth, and Jake Brentz allowed both inherited runners to score. The 25-year-old Zuber now sports a 5.56 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 10:5 K:BB across 11.1 innings. He's picked up two holds, but he's more likely to see low-leverage assignments since he's allowed runs in four of his last seven outings.
Zuber (arm) pitched two innings, allowing a run on two hits and earning a hold in Wednesday's 9-6 win over the Pirates.
Zuber hadn't pitched since Friday after he was hit by a comebacker on his right arm. The 25-year-old did alright Wednesday, but he allowed an RBI single to Phillip Evans in the eighth inning before Josh Staumont entered the game for a four-out save. Zuber has a 1.42 ERA, 0.63 WHIP and six strikeouts in 6.1 innings across five appearances. He's up to two holds on the year.
Zuber (arm) could be available to pitch in Saturday's game against the Tigers, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.
Zuber was hit by a liner on his pitching arm Friday, but he was confident that he'd be available in relief for Saturday's matchup. While manager Mike Matheny called Zuber's assessment "aggressive," it doesn't sound as though the right-hander's injury is a significant concern. Zuber underwent X-rays Friday that came back negative, and he'll visit with trainers once again Saturday.
Zuber (arm) was removed from Friday's game versus the Tigers after he was hit by a batted ball on his pitching arm, Lynn Worthy of The Kansas City Star reports.
Zuber retired the only batter he faced to finish the sixth inning, but manager Mike Matheny erred on the side of caution after the reliever was hit by the ball. Per Worthy, X-rays on Zuber's arm came back negative, so the right-hander can be considered day-to-day going forward.
Zuber pitched two innings and struck out two in Monday's 4-1 loss to the Rays.
Zuber relieved Jake Brentz, who worked into a jam early in the seventh inning. With runners on the corners, Zuber retired the top of the Rays' order to end the threat. He then stayed on for the eighth and pitched a perfect inning. The 25-year-old right-hander has pitched three scoreless innings with four strikeouts and just one hit allowed across two appearances. He's not currently part of the Royals' crowded closer committee.
Zuber allowed one hit and struck out two in a scoreless inning in Wednesday's 6-1 win over the Angels.
Zuber made his season debut Wednesday and had no trouble in a non-save situation in the ninth inning. The 25-year-old should be expected to see mostly low-leverage situations this year. He posted a 4.09 ERA, 1.59 WHIP and 30:20 K:BB in 22 innings last year, but his FIP was 5.68, indicating he had fairly good luck.
Zuber was recalled from the alternate training site Tuesday.
The 25-year-old was sent to minor-league camp in mid-March but is now primed for his season debut. Zuber appeared in 23 games for Kansas City in 2020, posting a 4.09 ERA, 1.59 WHIP and 30:20 K:BB over 22 innings.
Zuber was optioned to Triple-A Omaha on Tuesday.
The 25-year-old made 23 appearances last season, posting a 4.09 ERA, 1.59 WHIP and 30:20 K:BB over 22 innings for the Royals in his first taste of big-league action, but he won't make the Opening Day roster for 2021. Zuber may begin the year in the minors but remains a likely bet to see the majors at some point this season.
Zuber worked two innings out of the bullpen Tuesday in the Royals' 5-0 loss to the Cardinals, giving up a run on one hit and one walk while striking out three.
Though Zuber saw a streak of seven straight scoreless appearances come to an end, he was still generally effective in the 30-pitch outing, as the lone hit he allowed was a single. Zuber has seemingly asserted himself as a trusted relief option for manager Mike Matheny in September, posting a 1.08 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and a 15:7 K:BB over 8.1 innings on the month.
Zuber was activated from the bereavement list prior to Friday's game against the White Sox, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.
He will take the active roster spot of Brett Phillips, who was traded to the Rays earlier in the week. Zuber has a 4.50 ERA, 1.75 WHIP and 10:11 K:BB in 12 innings this year.
Zuber was placed on the family emergency/bereavement list Tuesday, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.
He will be eligible to return to the active roster this weekend. Zuber has a 4.50 ERA, 1.75 WHIP and 10:11 K:BB in 12 innings this season.
Zuber was added to the Royals' 30-man roster Thursday, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.
Zuber is on track to make his big-league debut in 2020 after impressing enough during camp to earn a spot on the team's expanded Opening Day roster. The 25-year-old righty likely won't see high-leverage work this season, though he sports an impressive breaking ball that could earn him a prominent bullpen role down the road.
Zuber will be a part of the Royals' 60-man player pool this season, Enrique Rojas of ESPN Deportes reports.
He was not on the 40-man roster, but Zuber really turned heads this spring prior to the shutdown. The 25-year-old righty gave up one run on three hits and one walk while striking out eight in six innings this spring training. He probably won't get high-leverage work this year, but he has a big breaking ball and could eventually pitch in the late innings.
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