The Royals placed Singer on the 10-day injured list Tuesday due to right shoulder fatigue, Joel Goldberg of Bally Sports Kansas City reports.
Singer's move to the IL comes just a few days after he was lit up for seven runs over two innings en route to taking a loss to the Orioles. The young righty hasn't won any of his last eight starts and has posted a 5.24 ERA and 1.78 WHIP over that span. In addition to Singer, the Royals also placed another rotation member, Danny Duffy (elbow), on the 10-day IL ahead of Tuesday's game against the Brewers. Due to a pair of off days this week, the Royals could elect to get by with a four-man rotation for the time being, with long reliever Kris Bubic presumably moving from the bullpen to pick up a start this weekend against the Tigers.
Singer (3-7) allowed seven runs on eight hits and a walk with just one strikeout to take the loss Saturday to Baltimore.
Singer needed 60 pitches to record just six outs before being taken out in the third inning. After a scoreless opening frame, Singer gave up a pair of runs in the second and five more in the third on his way to an eighth straight start without a victory. The 24-year-old produced a promising rookie campaign in 2020 but hasn't been able to put it together as a sophomore, posting a 5.13 ERA and 1.55 WHIP over 87.2 innings. Singer has been able to miss bats (92 strikeouts), but he's allowed a flood of baserunners with 99 hits and 37 walks while hitting nine batters.
Singer allowed a run on five hits and a walk with six strikeouts in six-plus innings, taking a no-decision versus Cincinnati on Wednesday.
Wednesday's performance was the right-hander's sixth quality start in 18 outings this season. Singer got through six innings with little trouble, but he let the leadoff batter get on base in the seventh and Scott Barlow allowed the inherited runner to score. Through 85.2 innings this season, Singer has struggled to a 4.52 ERA, 1.48 WHIP and 91:36 K:BB. He'll need to work on trimming down his 3.8 BB/9 in the second half of the season to put in more consistently strong outings.
Singer didn't factor into the decision in Friday's 7-4 win over the Twins, giving up three runs (two earned) on five hits and two walks over three innings. He struck out four.
Minnesota jumped on the right-hander for three runs in the top of the first inning, and after he escaped a bases-loaded jam in the third with no further damage, Singer got the hook. The 24-year-old has failed to complete four innings in three of his last four outings, and it might be fair to wonder if the shoulder tightness he reported in mid-June is still an issue. On the season, Singer carries a 4.74 ERA, 1.52 WHIP and 85:35 K:BB through 79.2 innings.
Singer (3-6) was tagged with the loss Sunday against the Rangers after allowing three runs (two earned) on four hits and three walks while fanning five across five innings.
Singer allowed all three of his runs in the first inning -- two on a homer from Joey Gallo and one off an RBI triple from Adolis Garcia -- and that was enough to tag him with another loss. Singer has allowed at least one homer in three of his last four contests and continues to struggle, as he owns a 4.70 ERA on the season. His next chance to turn things around is scheduled to come at home against the Twins.
Singer did not factor into the decision during Tuesday's win over the Yankees. He allowed two runs on five hits and five walks while striking out five across 3.2 innings.
After being placed on a pitch count and limited to three innings in his last start due to shoulder tightness, the discomfort did not keep Singer from missing a turn through the rotation or from any workload limitations Tuesday as the right-hander worked up to 91 pitches. Unfortunately it was still another short outing for the 24-year-old after his lack of command racked up a season-worst five free passes against a tough Yankees lineup. Singer will carry a 4.77 ERA and 1.49 WHIP into his next projected start on the road Sunday at Texas.
Manager Mike Matheny said Singer (shoulder) is scheduled to start Tuesday's game against the Yankees, Lynn Worthy of The Kansas City Star reports.
The right-hander was on a pitch count and limited to three frames in his start last Tuesday while managing some shoulder tightness, but it appears he won't miss a turn through the rotation. Singer could still face some workload limitations after throwing only 51 pitches in his previous outing.
Manager Mike Matheny said Singer had shoulder tightness surface after his previous outing Friday, and the right-hander was removed from Tuesday's start after three innings because he reached his pitch count, Joel Goldberg of Bally Sports Kansas City reports.
Matheny indicated the team was happy with the 24-year-old's three scoreless frames Wednesday, so it appears he didn't have any significant issues with his shoulder. Kansas City has scheduled off days Thursday and Monday, so Singer should receive some extra rest before potentially making his next turn through the rotation.
Singer was removed from Wednesday's game against the Tigers as a precautionary measure due to right posterior shoulder tightness.
Singer was effective early in Wednesday's matchup and allowed one run on four hits and a walk while striking out two in three innings. However, he was replaced after throwing just 51 pitches. Although the right-hander's removal was labeled as precautionary, it's not yet clear whether he'll be able to make his next start. If he's healthy enough to pitch, Singer tentatively lines up to make his next turn through the rotation on the road against the Yankees on Wednesday.
Singer tossed six innings against Oakland on Friday, allowing three runs on five hits and one walk while striking out seven. He did not factor in the decision.
The right-hander gave up three runs in the fourth inning but otherwise kept Oakland off the scoreboard. Singer collected his fifth quality start of the campaign and struck out seven for the second straight outing. Through 13 starts this season, he's carried a 4.85 ERA and 69:24 K:BB across 65 innings. Singer's next start is tentatively lined up to come at home against Detroit on Wednesday.
Singer (3-5) allowed two runs on eight hits and three walks over 5.2 innings Sunday, striking out seven and taking the loss against Minnesota.
Singer coughed up an RBI double to Miguel Sano in the third inning and later hit Trevor Larnach with the bases loaded in the fifth. The 24-year-old righty only gave up two runs in the outing but had runners in scoring position nearly every inning. He lowered his season ERA to 4.88 but his WHIP bumped up to 1.48 through 59 innings. Singer is lined up to take the mound in Oakland late next week.
Singer (3-4) picked up the win Tuesday after holding the Pirates to five runs (four earned) on eight hits and a walk while striking out six over 5.2 innings.
Coming off a tough loss, Singer turned things around Tuesday and finally got enough run support from his teammates to finish off the much-needed victory. Stronger command definitely played a factor as it was just the third time in 11 starts this season that Singer did not issue multiple free passes. Per usual, the 24-year-old managed to keep the ball in the yard and has only surrendered four homers this year. Overall, Singer has tallied a 5.06 ERA and 1.41 WHIP across 53.1 innings. He tentatively lines up to make his next start at home against the Twins on Sunday.
Singer (2-4) allowed six earned runs on four hits and two walks while striking out three across 2.2 innings to take the loss Thursday against the Rays.
Singer never got on track and was burned for multiple runs in two of the three innings in which he appeared. He entered the game in strong form, having allowed only five earned runs across his last 12.2 innings of work. However, Singer will likely have to cut back his walks to earn more consistent results, as he's now handed out multiple free passes in all but two of 10 starts this season. Overall, he now has a 4.91 ERA with a 49:19 K:BB across 47.2 innings.
Singer (2-3) earned the win Saturday versus Detroit. He allowed three runs on six hits and two walks with six strikeouts in 6.1 innings.
Singer was effective in his second straight quality start, although an RBI single by Harold Castro in the fifth inning cut Kansas City's lead to one run. The right-hander picked up his first win since April 24. He has a 4.00 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 46:17 K:BB across 45 innings in nine starts. Singer lines up to face Tampa Bay next week.
Singer didn't factor into the decision Sunday against the White Sox after allowing two runs on seven hits and two walks while fanning seven across 6.1 innings.
Singer was coming off two bad performances -- allowing seven runs across nine innings in that span -- but bounced back admirably here, limiting the damage to just two runs while posting his third quality start of the campaign. Singer will try to build off this performance when he takes the ball next week at home against the Tigers.
Singer took a no-decision Tuesday against the Tigers after surrendering four runs on seven hits and a pair of walks while striking out four across 3.1 innings.
Singer got the Royals off to a good start by blanking the Tigers through three. Trouble then struck in the fourth inning after the right-hander put runners at the corners, giving up a triple and a walk with no outs. Detroit capitalized on the opportunity, knocking in a total of four runs as Singer departed the game for good. It was a tough outing for the 24-year-old, who had recorded his best start of the season against the Tigers in April. He'll look to bounce back during his next projected start on the road Sunday versus the White Sox.
Singer (heel) gave up three runs on four hits and two walks while fanning three across 5.2 innings Wednesday against Cleveland. He didn't factor into the decision.
Singer took a comebacker off his heel in Friday's start against the Twins and there were concerns regarding his availability and durability for Wednesday, but the right-hander didn't have problems delivering a strong performance this time -- he finished just one out away from posting what would've been his third quality start of the season. Singer ended a streak of four starts allowing one or fewer runs, but he remains a reliable presence on the mound and owns a 3.41 ERA across 29 innings in 2021. He's tabbed to make his upcoming start next week on the road at Detroit.
Singer (heel) threw a bullpen session and is on track to make his scheduled start Wednesday against Cleveland, Alec Lewis of The Athletic reports.
He took a comebacker off his heel in Friday's start against the Twins, leading to a short outing. Singer has been mostly excellent this season, logging a 3.09 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 26 strikeouts in 23.1 innings (five starts).
Singer underwent X-rays on his left heel after Friday's loss to the Twins that came back negative, Alec Lewis of The Athletic reports.
Singer was removed from Friday's contest after just two framess since he was hit by a hard comebacker to end the second inning. However, the right-hander said after the game that he felt better and expects to be ready to make his next start. Singer tentatively lines up to make his next start at home against Cleveland on Wednesday.
Singer was diagnosed with a left heel contusion after he exited Friday's game against the Twins.
Singer was hit by a hard comebacker to end the second inning Friday, and he was helped off the field by a trainer. It's not yet clear whether the right-hander will be forced to miss additional time due to the injury.
|Last 7 Games|
|07/17||vs BAL||L 4-8||1||2.0||8||7||1||1|
|07/07||vs CIN||L 2-5||6.0||5||1||1||6|
|07/02||vs MIN||W 7-4||3.0||5||2||2||4|
|06/27||@ TEX||L 1-4||1||5.0||4||2||3||5|
|06/22||@ NYY||W 6-5||3.2||5||2||5||5|
|06/16||vs DET||L 5-6||3.0||4||1||1||2|
|06/11||@ OAK||L 3-4||6.0||5||3||1||7|
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|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2019||AFA-Wilmington Blue Rock||57.2||10||10||0||5||2||0||53||13||51||1.89||1.119|
|2019||AAX-Northwest Arkansas N||90.2||16||16||1||7||3||0||85||26||86||3.49||1.242|