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Royals' Jonathan Bowlan: Debuting Wednesday
Bowlan will open Wednesday's game against the Tigers, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.
Bowlan's start Wednesday will mark the first appearance of his major-league career. The 26-year-old righty was rather unspectacular in the minors this season, recording a 5.91 ERA and 1.58 WHIP through 102 innings between Double-A and Triple-A. Though he'll have the benefit of facing a Tigers offense that ranks second-lowest in MLB in team OPS (.679), Bowlan isn't likely to offer much from a fantasy perspective.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Edward Olivares: Not in Tuesday's lineup
Olivares is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Tigers.
Olivares started four of Kansas City's past five games and will take a seat Tuesday after going 4-for-14 with a double, two walks, two steals, two RBI and two runs during that stretch. Nelson Velazquez will serve as the designated hitter while Kyle Isbel receives a start in the outfield.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Drew Waters: Picks up 16th steal
Waters went 0-for-3 with a walk and a stolen base in Sunday's 6-5 win over the Astros.
Waters is now 6-for-7 on stolen base attempts in September, and he's hitting .264 (14-for-53) this month. The outfielder has had some growing pains in his first full big-league campaign with a .234/.308/.386 slash line over 94 contests. He's added 16 thefts, eight home runs, 32 RBI and 39 runs scored while seeing a starting role, albeit not an everyday one, down the stretch.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Matt Duffy: Hits second homer
Duffy went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Sunday's 6-5 win over the Astros.
This was just the sixth game Duffy's gotten into in September -- the Royals have often opted to evaluate younger players in preparation for 2024. The homer was Duffy's second of the campaign. The infielder is slashing .249/.299/.324 with 15 RBI, 16 runs scored and a stolen base through 201 plate appearances. He'll likely close out this season in a bench role.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Salvador Perez: Homers in return
Perez (concussion) went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Sunday's 6-5 win over the Astros.
Perez missed just over a week with the concussion he sustained Sept. 16. He ended a 12-game homer drought in his return, blasting an offering from Hunter Brown into the seats in the third inning. It's still been a bit of a down year for Perez, who is batting .252 with a .711 OPS, 22 homers, 74 RBI, 57 runs scored and 20 doubles over 134 contests.... See More ... See Less
Royals' James McArthur: Secures third save
McArthur picked up the save in Sunday's 6-5 victory over the Astros. He allowed one hit and no walks while striking out one over a scoreless inning.
McArthur appears to be part of a committee for the Royals' closer job, as he and Taylor Clarke split three saves this weekend in a sweep of the Astros (two for McArthur and one for Clarke). They have both earned preference over Carlos Hernandez, who has notched a hold in consecutive games. The 27-year-old McArthur has not allowed a run in 13.1 innings since being recalled Sept. 1. He's an intriguing fantasy pick-up for saves as the Royals finish the season against the Tigers and Yankees.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Alec Marsh: Earns win in bulk role
Marsh (3-8) picked up the win as the bulk reliever Sunday against the Astros. He allowed four runs on three hits and two walks while striking out six over 5.1 innings.
Marsh was shaky in this outing as he yielded four runs, but his offense provided enough support to pick up the win. However, the 25-year-old has performed admirably overall as a bulk reliever since moving into that role full-time Sept. 8. In four outings since then, he has gone 3-0 with a 4.50 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 19:7 K:BB over 18 innings. Marsh's next and final bulk outing of the year should occur against the Yankees, assuming the Royals keep the same rotation schedule.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Nelson Velazquez: Goes deep twice
Velazquez went 2-for-3 with two solo homers in Sunday's 6-5 win over the Astros.
Velazquez tallied the first Royals run of the game with his 380-foot homer off Hunter Brown in the second inning. He wasn't done for the day, as he cranked a 396-foot solo shot the next inning, again off Brown. Velazquez has been on a torrid power tear lately, hitting five home runs over his past nine games. The former Cub is slashing .239/.313/.632 with 14 homers, 25 runs and 27 RBI over 36 games since joining the Royals.... See More ... See Less
Royals' MJ Melendez: Out of Sunday's lineup
Melendez isn't starting Sunday against Houston.
Melendez has gone 1-for-8 with two RBI and a run scored across the first two games of the series, and he'll sit out the finale. Edward Olivares will start in left field Sunday, allowing Salvador Perez to serve as the DH while Logan Porter starts behind the dish.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Maikel Garcia: Gets breather Sunday
Garcia isn't starting Sunday against the Astros.
Garcia will get a day off after going 7-for-22 with three runs scored over the Royals' last five games. Matt Duffy will take over at the hot corner and bat seventh while Garcia rests.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Nick Pratto: Sitting Sunday
Pratto isn't in the Royals' lineup Sunday against Houston.
Pratto will take a seat Sunday after logging a hit in each of the first two games of the series. Nick Loftin will fill in at first base and bat fifth in Pratto's place.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Tyler Cropley: Sent down to Triple-A
The Royals optioned Cropley to Triple-A Omaha on Sunday.
Now that Salvador Perez has returned from the 7-day concussion injured list, Cropley will head back to the minors so the Royals can avoid carrying three catchers on their active roster. Cropley logged one hit in seven trips to the plate during his time with Kansas City.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Salvador Perez: Activated from IL
The Royals reinstated Perez from the 7-day concussion IL on Sunday.
Perez landed on the 7-day IL last Monday after taking a foul tip off his mask, but he will return after a minimum-length stay. He'll bat third and serve as Kansas City's designated hitter in his return Sunday while Logan Porter starts behind the dish. Tyler Cropley was optioned to Triple-A Omaha in a corresponding move.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Maikel Garcia: Swipes bag in win
Garcia went 2-for-4 with a stolen base and a run scored in Saturday's 3-2 win over the Astros.
Garcia has gotten going again at the plate, going 12-for-39 (.308) over his last 10 games while adding three steals in that span. The third baseman is up to 23 thefts in 29 attempts this season while primarily hitting out of the leadoff spot. He's at a .275/.325/.365 slash line with 49 RBI, 56 runs scored and four home runs through 118 contests overall.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Taylor Clarke: Gets five-out save
Clarke hit a batter but didn't allow a hit or a walk while striking out one over 1.2 scoreless innings to earn the save in Saturday's 3-2 win over the Astros.
Clarke has picked up all three of his saves this year over his last four outings. He's still allowed six runs (five earned) over 7.2 innings in September, but he's nonetheless worked his way into the Royals' closing committee with Carlos Hernandez. For the year, Clarke has a 5.49 ERA, 1.57 WHIP and 64:24 K:BB through 57.1 innings while adding 12 holds and three blown saves.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Jordan Lyles: Grabs fifth win
Lyles (5-17) allowed two hits and two walks while striking out three over five scoreless innings to earn the win Saturday over the Astros.
Lyles was defeated by the Astros in his last start, but he was able to put together his second scoreless outing of the season in Saturday's game. The veteran right-hander has had a tough season, posting a 6.24 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 116:44 K:BB through 171.2 innings over 30 starts this year. He's allowed 16 runs across 29.1 innings in September, a modest improvement on his season numbers. He's tentatively lined up to make his last start of the campaign at home versus the Yankees next week.... See More ... See Less
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