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Royals' Drew Waters: Out with quad injury
Waters (quad) is not in Sunday's lineup against the Yankees.
He exited Saturday's game with left quadriceps tightness, so it's no surprise to see Waters out of the lineup for the final game of the regular season. Dairon Blanco will start in center field and hit seventh.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Drew Waters: Exits with quad injury
Waters was removed from Saturday's game against the Yankees with left quadriceps tightness, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.
Waters was replaced in the fourth inning by Dairon Blanco. It's unclear whether Waters will be available for Sunday's season finale.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Drew Waters: Sitting versus lefty
Waters is not in the lineup Friday against the Yankees.
Kyle Isbel will start in center field and bat ninth with left-hander Carlos Rodon toeing the slab for New York. The switch-hitting Waters has slashed just .208/.279/.312 in 86 plate appearances versus lefties this season.... 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' Drew Waters: Idle Friday
Waters isn't in the Royals' lineup Friday against Houston.
The switch-hitting Waters holds just a .613 OPS against left-handed pitching this season, so he'll take a seat against southpaw Framber Valdez. Kyle Isbel will get the nod in center field and bat ninth.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Drew Waters: Swipes two bags
Waters went 2-for-3 with a double, a run scored and two steals in Wednesday's 6-2 win over the Guardians.
Waters is now 4-for-7 with three doubles in his last two games after going 0-for-12 with nine strikeouts over his previous five contests. With his two steals Wednesday, the 24-year-old outfielder improved to 15-for-19 on stolen base attempts this season. Overall, Waters is slashing .237/.309/.392 with eight homers, 39 runs scored and 32 RBI across 317 plate appearances as he looks to earn a spot on the Royals' 2024 Opening Day roster.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Drew Waters: Takes seat Tuesday
Waters is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Guardians.
Waters went 2-for-4 with two doubles and two RBI versus Cleveland on Monday but has a .256/.430/.326 slash line and 30 percent strikeout rate through 15 games in September. Kyle Isbel will handle center field and bat ninth Tuesday.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Drew Waters: Not in starting lineup
Waters will be on the bench Saturday against Houston.
Waters has struggled to a .203/.306/.297 slash line over his last 25 games, though he does at least have six steals over that stretch. Dairon Blanco will get the start in right field Saturday.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Drew Waters: Not starting nightcap
Waters isn't in the Royals' lineup for Game 2 of Tuesday's doubleheader against the White Sox.
Waters struck out in all four of his plate appearances during Tuesday's first game, and he'll start on the bench for Game 2. Waters' absence will allow Dairon Blanco to start in right field and bat ninth.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Drew Waters: Day off Friday
Waters isn't in the Royals' lineup Friday against the Blue Jays.
Waters will take a seat Friday after going 7-for-21 with two RBI and five runs scored through his first six games in September. MJ Melendez, Kyle Isbel and Dairon Blanco will make up Kansas City's outfield Friday.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Drew Waters: Reaches three times in loss
Waters went 2-for-3 with a walk and a stolen base in Wednesday's 6-4 loss to the White Sox.
Waters accounted for half of the Royals' hits in the game. He's hit safely in five of six games in September, going 7-for-21 (.333) with three walks and two steals this month. Waters is slashing .236/.307/.391 with 12 steals, eight home runs, 29 RBI and 37 runs scored through 81 contests. He should be in the lineup most of the time as a switch hitter, but the Royals' crowded outfield could prevent him from seeing an everyday role.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Drew Waters: Solid off bench Sunday
Waters went 1-for-1 with a walk, a stolen base and a run scored in Sunday's 7-3 loss to the Red Sox.
Waters has moved out of an everyday role with the success of Nelson Velazquez. Despite that, Waters is hitting .267 with two steals over his last nine contests -- enough to keep him in the lineup most days. He's slashing .231/.302/.393 with 11 steals, eight home runs, 27 RBI and 36 runs scored through 78 games overall. In addition to Waters, Kyle Isbel (hamstring) has also lost playing time lately as the Royals try to balance playing time for up to five players in the three outfield positions.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Drew Waters: Not starting Sunday
Waters isn't in the Royals' lineup Sunday against Boston.
Waters will get a breather Sunday after charting hits in each of the first two games of the Royals' series with the Red Sox. Samad Taylor, Dairon Blanco and Nelson Velazquez will make up Kansas City's outfield while Waters rests.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Drew Waters: On bench Wednesday
Waters is absent from the lineup Wednesday against the Pirates.
MJ Melendez, Kyle Isbel and Nelson Velazquez will start across the outfield for the Royals. Waters has been productive overall in August, but he is 1-for-11 with six strikeouts in his last three games.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Drew Waters: Homers in blowout loss
Waters went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk in Saturday's 15-2 loss to the Mariners.
While four of the Royals' hits went for extra bases, Waters' blast was the only homer for the team Saturday. He has an extra-base hit in each of his last three games. The outfielder is up to eight long balls, 10 stolen bases, 26 RBI, 32 runs scored, six doubles and five triples while slashing .235/.306/.412 over 72 contests this season.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Drew Waters: On base three times in win
Waters went 1-for-2 with a triple, two walks, one RBI, a stolen base and one run scored in Wednesday's 4-0 win over the Athletics.
Waters' triple snapped his 0-for-10 skid over the last four games. The outfielder has also picked up a steal in two straight games to get to 10 thefts on the year. He's slashing a poor .228/.299/.393 with seven home runs, 25 RBI, 31 runs scored, five doubles and five triples through 70 contests on the year, and he's batting just .204 (11-for-54) in August.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Drew Waters: Posts steal in loss
Waters went 0-for-3 with a walk and a stolen base in Tuesday's 5-4 loss to the Athletics.
Waters is in a bit of a slump, going 0-for-10 across his last four games. He's picked up the pace on the basepaths lately, notching four of his nine steals this season over his last 12 contests dating back to Aug. 7. The outfielder is slashing a mediocre .226/.292/.382 with seven home runs, 24 RBI, 30 runs scored, five doubles and four triples through 69 games overall.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Drew Waters: Out of Sunday's lineup
Waters is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Cubs.
Waters is mired in a 4-for-23 slump and will take a seat for Sunday's series finale in Chicago. Dairon Blanco will receive a start in right field and bat ninth.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Drew Waters: Registers eighth steal
Waters went 1-for-4 with a stolen base and a run scored in Friday's 4-3 win over the Cubs.
Waters has gone 4-for-17 with zero RBI over five games since returning from the bereavement list. The outfielder has maintained his place in the lineup, but Nelson Velazquez has been hitting well lately and could challenge Waters for a starting job in right field. Waters is at a .237/.298/.401 slash line with seven home runs, eight steals, 23 RBI, 29 runs scored, five doubles and four triples over 65 contests this season.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Drew Waters: Returns from bereavement list
The Royals reinstated Waters from the bereavement list Sunday.
Waters will come back from the bereavement list after the three-day minimum and figures to be back in the lineup for the start of Kansas City's four-game series against Seattle on Monday. Edward Olivares was optioned to Triple-A Omaha in a corresponding move.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 6-0, 185 lbs|
|Birthplace: Atlanta, GA|
|Bats/Throws: S, R|