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55 Richard Lovelady RP

Kansas City Royals

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Player Updates

September 30, 2021 10:00 AM
Royals' Richard Lovelady: Undergoes Tommy John surgery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lovelady (elbow) announced Wednesday that he recently underwent Tommy John surgery, Lynn Worthy of The Kansas City Star reports.

Lovelady was initially expected to avoid surgery for the sprained UCL in his left elbow, but that is no longer the case. Given the recovery timeline involved with the surgery, it's unlikely the lefty pitches in the majors during 2022. He should have plenty of time to be ready for the 2023 season, barring any setbacks in the lengthy recovery.

September 15, 2021 10:08 PM
Royals' Richard Lovelady: Shifts to 60-day IL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lovelady (elbow) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Wednesday.

Lovelady was already expected to miss the rest of the season after being diagnosed with a sprained UCL in his left elbow in late August, and the move to the 60-day IL frees up a spot on the 40-man roster. The 26-year-old hasn't undergone Tommy John surgery and is instead going through a rest and rehab program, so he should be able to pitch next season if all goes well in his recovery.

August 29, 2021 07:44 PM
Royals' Richard Lovelady: Expected to avoid surgery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Royals general manager Dayton Moore said Sunday that he expects Lovelady to avoid surgery and treat the sprained UCL in his left elbow with rest and rehab, Josh Vernier of 610 Sports Kansas City reports.

Injuries of these sort often involve Tommy John surgery, but Lovelady appears likely to avoid a procedure that would sideline him through the 2022 season. Though Moore didn't say so, Lovelady is still expected to miss the remainder of the 2021 campaign, but the lefty will be sent in for further tests before the Royals provide an updated timeline for his return, per Anne Rogers of MLB.com.

August 29, 2021 02:40 PM
Royals' Richard Lovelady: Dealing with UCL sprain
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Royals placed Lovelady on the 10-day injured list Sunday with a UCL sprain in his left elbow.

The injury comes at a tough time for Lovelady, who has posted 7.1 straight scoreless innings while logging four holds in that span. The Royals haven't revealed the severity of Lovelady's sprain, but since he's dealing with structural damage to his elbow, it's possible that his season could be over, and Tommy John surgery may even be in the cards. Tyler Zuber was called up from Triple-A Omaha to take his place on the roster.

August 24, 2021 02:24 AM
Royals' Richard Lovelady: Logs second hold
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lovelady allowed a hit and struck out one without allowing a run in two-thirds of an inning to earn a hold in Monday's 7-1 win over Houston.

The southpaw entered with one out in the seventh inning with Kansas City leading 4-1. Lovelady has earned two holds in his last five outings, and he's only allowed three hits while striking out six in that 5.1 inning span. For the year, he has a 3.86 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 20:5 K:BB while adding a 2-0 record and one save in 18.2 innings. While he probably won't be a regular late-inning option, he's pitched well enough to warrant more high-leverage work lately.

August 9, 2021 03:24 AM
Royals' Richard Lovelady: Earns first career save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lovelady worked a perfect ninth inning Sunday, striking out two batters and earning a save over the Cardinals.

Lovelady had seen only one save chance in his career prior to Sunday's outing, a blown opportunity back in 2019. He quickly rolled through the ninth inning, striking out Tommy Edman and Paul DeJong on the way to his first career save. The 26-year-old southpaw owns a 4.50 ERA through 12 innings this season.

July 25, 2021 12:56 PM
Royals' Richard Lovelady: Pitches 1.1 innings
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lovelady allowed a run on two hits and struck out two in 1.1 innings versus Detroit on Saturday.

The left-hander hasn't seen much work lately, as Saturday was just his second appearance since the All-Star break. Lovelady has allowed runs in three of his seven outings this year, although he's managed to pick up two wins. Overall, he has a 5.87 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 7:3 K:BB through 7.2 innings in a low-leverage role.

July 7, 2021 12:08 AM
Royals' Richard Lovelady: Picks up second win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lovelady (2-0) retired the only batter he faced, earning the win over Cincinnati on Tuesday.

The southpaw got the final out in the top of the ninth inning, and he was the pitcher of record when Kansas City rallied to walk it off in the bottom half of the frame. Lovelady allowed three runs in two-thirds of an inning his previous appearance, so he's likely to remain in a low-leverage role going forward despite picking up wins in two of his four outings this year.

July 3, 2021 12:36 PM
Royals' Richard Lovelady: Earns win Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lovelady (1-0) allowed a hit and a walk and struck out one in two scoreless innings, earning the win in Friday's 7-4 win over Minnesota.

Lovelady left Wednesday's contest after he was hit by a comebacker in the abdomen. The southpaw ultimately didn't miss much time. He relieved starter Brady Singer to start the fourth inning and it was Lovelady who was credited with the win. The 25-year-old reliever is likely to remain in a low-leverage role.

July 1, 2021 02:44 PM
Royals' Richard Lovelady: Hit by comebacker, exits
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lovelady exited Wednesday's game against the Red Sox after being struck by a comebacker on the abdomen in the bottom of the seventh inning, Alec Lewis of The Athletic reports. He fanned one while retiring all five batters he faced.

After Lovelady breezed through four hitters, J.D. Martinez smoked a liner off his abdomen. He was able to throw Martinez out at first base but was forced to exit with trainers. The club figures to provide a further update on the left-hander later Wednesday.

June 30, 2021 12:56 PM
Royals' Richard Lovelady: Called up as expected
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lovelady was recalled as expected from Triple-A Omaha on Tuesday.

Lovelady spent a day on the active roster in mid-April but didn't get into a game. Wade Davis (forearm) landed on the injured list in a corresponding move.

June 29, 2021 11:12 AM
Royals' Richard Lovelady: Promotion awaits
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Royals are expected to recall Lovelady from Triple-A Omaha ahead of Tuesday's game in Boston, Alec Lewis of The Athletic reports.

Lovelady is poised to rejoin the Royals for the first time since mid-April. He allowed just one run on five hits and four walks while striking out nine in 8.1 innings over his seven appearances after coming off Omaha's 7-day injured list in early June. The 25-year-old lefty will likely be ticketed for lower-leverage work out of the Kansas City bullpen.

June 6, 2021 04:28 PM
Royals' Richard Lovelady: Back from MiLB IL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Triple-A Omaha reinstated Lovelady (undisclosed) from its 7-day injured list Sunday, Alec Lewis of The Athletic reports.

Lovelady's injury had prevented him from pitching since he was optioned to the minors April 17. The 25-year-old lefty has made 26 appearances out of the Kansas City bullpen over the past two seasons, logging a 7.71 ERA over 21 career innings.

April 18, 2021 02:00 AM
Royals' Richard Lovelady: Returns to alternate site
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lovelady was returned to the Royals' alternate training site Saturday.

Lovelady was on the Royals' roster as the 27th man for their doubleheader versus the Blue Jays, but he didn't make an appearance. The 25-year-old southpaw could be called up again should the Royals need depth in the bullpen.

April 17, 2021 12:12 PM
Royals' Richard Lovelady: Called up as 27th man
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lovelady has been called up to serve as the 27th man in Saturday's doubleheader against the Blue Jays, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.

Lovelady has made 26 relief appearances for the Royals in the past two seasons and posted a 7.71 ERA and 1.90 WHIP in 21 innings during that time. He'll be available as bullpen depth Saturday but should return to the team's alternate camp following the doubleheader.

March 30, 2021 03:04 PM
Royals' Richard Lovelady: Optioned to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lovelady was optioned to the Royals' alternate training site Tuesday.

Lovelady hasn't shown much of note in his 21 major-league innings thus far, struggling to a 7.71 ERA. He could join the active roster when the Royals need another lefty in the bullpen, but he's unlikely find himself in a high-leverage role.

September 24, 2020 05:04 PM
Royals' Richard Lovelady: Recalled by Royals
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lovelady was recalled by the Royals on Thursday.

Lovelady was sent down by Kansas City just after Opening Day, but he'll return to the Royals' bullpen with four games remaining in the regular season. The southpaw has made 25 major-league appearances over the past two seasons, posting a 7.71 ERA and 1.90 ERA over 21 innings during that time.

July 27, 2020 01:24 PM
Royals' Richard Lovelady: Optioned to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lovelady was optioned by the Royals on Monday.

Lovelady made one appearance in the Royals' first three games, allowing a run on a solo homer in his lone inning Sunday. He'll make way on the roster for Ryan O'Hearn, who was activated from the COVID-19 injured list in a corresponding move.

February 13, 2020 10:00 PM
Royals' Richard Lovelady: Healthy heading into spring
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lovelady mentioned that he is now healthy after having surgery on his right knee in October, Alec Lewis of The Athletic reports.

Lovelady made 25 appearances for the Royals during the 2019 season, owning a 7.65 ERA, 1.90 WHIP and 17:8 K:BB across 20 innings. The 24-year-old reliever has steadily climbed the minor-league ladder since being selected in the 10th round of the 2016 draft by Kansas City. Lovelady will be among a large group of pitching prospects battling for a spot in a Royals bullpen during spring training.

October 17, 2019 08:44 PM
Royals' Richard Lovelady: Undergoes knee procedure
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lovelady underwent surgery on his right knee earlier in the week.

Lovelady is expected to require 6-to-8 weeks to recover, so he should be ready for spring training with plenty of time to spare.

Last 7 Games
DateOpponentResultWLSIPHERBBKS
08/27@ SEAW 8-70.20011
08/26@ SEAW 6-41.01002
08/25@ HOUL 5-60.10000
08/23@ HOUW 7-10.21001
08/20@ CHCW 6-21.01002
08/19vs HOUL 3-61.10001
08/14vs STLL 4-91.00001
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Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2021KC203.48200001120.7169831623
2020KC009.001000001.01111010
2019KC037.65250000120.030171721817
Total235.6600001241.3472726621540
More Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGWHIPPAMB9
2021KC122161.4000001.2101.0658410.02
2020KC0111.0000000.3332.000418.00
2019KC225151.7000001.3531.9009617.55
Total348321.5001002.2871.50018413.94
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamINNGPGSCGWLSVSOBBHERAWHIP
2016R-AZL Royals 10.180020314241.780.594
2016R-Idaho Falls Chukars 14.21300016167101.901.197
2017AFA-Wilmington Blue Rock 33.12100107414181.090.665
2017AA-Northwest Arkansas N 33.121003233613282.171.239
2018AAA-Omaha Storm Chasers 73.046003397121532.471.014
2019AAA-Omaha Storm Chasers 26.12400124297263.101.264
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-0/180
Birthdate:
07/07/1995
Age:
26
Hometown:
Hinesville, GA
Bats/Throws:
L/L
Team:
Kansas City Royals
College:

MLB Experience:
0