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55 Richard Lovelady RP

Kansas City Royals

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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.

August 23, 2019 03:36 PM
Royals' Richard Lovelady: Sent down amid struggles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lovelady was optioned to Triple-A Omaha on Friday.

Lovelady was in the midst of a brutal stretch, giving up runs in seven straight appearances (10 total earned runs in 5.1 innings). Eric Skoglund was recalled to take his place in the bullpen.

July 26, 2019 04:28 PM
Royals' Richard Lovelady: Back with big club
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lovelady was recalled from Triple-A Omaha on Friday.

Lovelady made 16 appearances for the Royals earlier in the season, logging a 4.26 ERA, 1.42 WHIP and 11:4 K:BB in 12.2 innings. He'll replace Bryan Flynn -- who was designated for assignment Friday -- on the roster and in the bullpen.

May 26, 2019 12:28 AM
Royals' Richard Lovelady: Returns to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lovelady was optioned to Triple-A Omaha following Saturday's doubleheader against the Yankees.

Lovelady was demoted earlier Saturday but never actually left the team since he served as the 26th man for the twin bill. The 23-year-old didn't make an appearance in either game.

May 25, 2019 11:52 AM
Royals' Richard Lovelady: Optioned to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lovelady was optioned to Triple-A Omaha on Saturday, Jeffrey Flanagan of reports.

Flanagan speculates that this could be a corresponding move for the activation of Brian Flynn (elbow), who is expected to come off the injured list. Lovelady logged a 4.26 ERA, 1.42 WHIP and 11 strikeouts in 12.2 innings in his first taste of the majors. Lynn Worthy of The Kansas City Star reports that Lovelady will be back up Saturday to serve as the 26th man for the second game of the doubleheader against the Yankees.

April 9, 2019 04:32 PM
Royals' Richard Lovelady: Set for big-league debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lovelady's contract was selected from Triple-A Omaha.

Lovelady is a legitimate relief-pitching prospect, boasting a plus mid-90s fastball from the left side and plus slider. The Royals' bullpen is mostly made up of bad relievers and failed starters turned middling relievers, so Lovelady has as good a chance of eventually finishing the year as the team's closer as anyone. It is unclear if he will begin his big-league career in a low-leverage role or if they will deploy him in high-leverage situations right away.

April 9, 2019 02:08 PM
Royals' Richard Lovelady: Bound for majors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Royals are expected to call up Lovelady from Triple-A Omaha prior to Tuesday's game against the Mariners, Craig Mish of Sirius XM reports.

Lovelady doesn't possess a spot on the 40-man roster, so his promotion won't be official until the Royals make a corresponding transaction. Once he's up with the big club, Lovelady may not have to wait long before finding a meaningful role in a Kansas City bullpen that ranks 29th in the majors in WAR (-1.1) this season. While his left-handedness hurts his chances of gaining traction as a closer candidate, Lovelady's career 1.99 ERA and 9.7 K/9 in the minors might make him a decent speculative pickup in AL-only leagues as a potential ratio stabilizer.

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Hinesville, GA
Kansas City Royals

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