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AL Central Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
31-32 4-6 L5
29-33 6-4 W2
28-36 6-4 L1
26-34 2-8 L6
18-44 3-7 L3

Top Royals News

  • Royals' Nate Eaton: Recalled from Triple-A

    Eaton was recalled Friday from Triple-A Omaha, Pete Grathoff of The Kansas City Star reports.

    He'll take over the 26-man roster spot left vacant by Edward Olivares, who has been placed on the restricted list. Eaton has gone 3-for-52 (.058) with 21 strikeouts this season at the major-league level.

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  • Royals' Austin Charles: Bumped to Single-A

    Charles was promoted from the Arizona Complex League to Single-A Columbia on Thursday.

    The 6-foot-4 shortstop got over $400,000 from Kansas City in the 20th round of last year's draft based on his upside on both sides of the ball. At 19 years old, he was old for the complex level, but Charles' game needs some refinement. He hit .455 with one home run in 11 at-bats before the promotion.

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  • Royals' Justin Anderson: Latches on with Royals

    Anderson signed a minor-league contract with the Royals on Wednesday.

    Anderson last pitched in the majors in 2019, having undergone Tommy John surgery back in July of 2020. The 30-year-old displayed plenty of bat-missing ability during his time with the Angels, so he seems worthy of a no-risk flier. He'll report to Triple-A Omaha.

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  • Royals' Jordan Lyles: First to double-digit losses

    Lyles (0-10) took the loss Wednesday as the Royals fell 6-1 to the Marlins, coughing up five runs on six hits and a walk over seven innings. He struck out two.

    The veteran right-hander gave the Kansas City bullpen a bit of a breather, but that's about the only silver lining to take away from this performance. Lyles tossed 56 of 85 pitches for strikes while becoming the first pitcher in the league to reach 10 losses -- no one else has more than seven -- and he also leads the majors with 18 homers allowed. He'll carry a 6.84 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 55:25 K:BB through 73.2 innings into his next start, likely to come at home early next week against the Reds.

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  • Royals' Drew Waters: Out Wednesday vs. Marlins

    Waters is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game versus the Marlins.

    Waters will get a day off Wednesday after starting in six of the Royals' last seven games. Veteran Jackie Bradley will enter the lineup in center field while Waters gets a day off.

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  • Royals' Edward Olivares: Sitting Wednesday

    Olivares is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game versus the Marlins.

    Olivares will take a seat for the second time in four games after going 1-for-6 with a triple and a run scored in the first two games of the series with the Marlins. Nick Pratto will pick up the start in left field while Olivares retreats to the bench.

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  • Royals' Josh Staumont: Placed on IL with neck strain

    Kansas City placed Staumont on the 15-day injured list Wednesday, retroactive to June 6, with a neck strain.

    Staumont will be out of action for two-plus weeks while he recovers from the injury. The right-hander has been replaced on the roster by Austin Cox, who was recalled from Triple-A Omaha. Staumont has struggled so far in 2023, logging a 5.40 ERA and 1.45 WHIP over 20 innings with Kansas City.

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  • Royals' Austin Cox: Brought up from Triple-A

    Kansas City recalled Cox from Triple-A Omaha on Wednesday.

    Cox will take the active roster spot of Josh Staumont, who was placed on the 15-day injured list with a neck strain. The 26-year-old Cox has been working as a starter at Triple-A, but unless the Royals elect to move Mike Mayers to the bullpen, Cox looks as though he'll be limited to a mop-up role in relief for the time being.

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  • Royals' Zack Greinke: Falls to Miami

    Greinke (1-6) took the loss Tuesday, allowing five runs (four earned) on four hits over 4.1 innings in a 6-1 loss against the Marlins. He struck out three.

    Greinke held the Marlins hitless through four innings until Jesus Sanchez led off the fifth with a homer. Miami would tack on four more runs in the inning, handing Greinke his sixth loss. The 39-year-old right-hander had been pitching well coming into Tuesday's outing, posting a 2.30 ERA over his previous six starts. Greinke now sports a 4.59 ERA with a 1.13 WHIP and an impressive 50:9 K:BB through 13 starts (66.2 innings) this season.

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  • Royals' Michael Massey: Sitting versus lefty

    Massey isn't starting Tuesday against the Marlins.

    The Marlins will send southpaw Jesus Luzardo on the mound to start Tuesday's game, meaning the lefty-hitting Massey will begin in Kansas City's dugout. Matt Duffy will take Massey's place at second base and bat eighth.

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  • Royals' Salvador Perez: Two hits in loss

    Perez went 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI and a run scored in Monday's loss against Miami.

    Perez extended Kansas City's lead to 2-0 with an RBI single in the first inning before smacking a leadoff double in the eighth. After struggling the first few weeks of the season, Perez is batting .321 with a .955 OPS over his subsequent 34 games. The 33-year-old veteran has proven he's still one of the better fantasy options behind the plate. Perez is slashing .282/.316/.512 with 12 homers, 28 runs scored and 34 RBI through 228 plate appearances.

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  • Royals' Maikel Garcia: Nabs steal in loss

    Garcia went 0-for-2 with a walk, one RBI and a stolen base in Monday's 9-6 loss to the Marlins.

    This was Garcia's third straight game with an RBI, and he's walked safely in three of his last four contests. He's had some pockets of productive hitting after a hot start to May, and he's now slashing .261/.330/.380 through 27 contests. The infielder has added a home run, five steals, 13 RBI and nine runs scored while seeing steady playing time primarily at third base.

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  • Royals' MJ Melendez: Notches second steal

    Melendez went 2-for-4 with a double, two RBI, a stolen base and a run scored in Monday's 9-6 loss to the Marlins.

    Melendez seems to be turning things around a bit, as he's hit safely in eight of his last 10 games while going 10-for-35 (.286) in that span. Both of his stolen bases this season have also come in that stretch. He's slashing .220/.307/.375 with five home runs, 25 RBI and 27 runs scored through 55 contests, but the 24-year-old should remain in the lineup consistently since the Royals have few better options available to challenge Melendez for time in right field.

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  • Royals' Bobby Witt: Adds another steal

    Witt went 1-for-5 with a stolen base and a run scored in Monday's 9-6 loss to the Marlins.

    Witt has hit safely in seven of his last 11 games, and he's made the most of his trips on base with six steals in that span. The shortstop is up to 19 thefts in 23 attempts this season, putting him on track to breeze past the 30 steals he recorded as a rookie in 2022. He's batting just .233 with a .687 OPS, 10 home runs, 27 RBI and 37 runs scored as a near-everyday presence in the top half of the Royals' order.

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Team Statistical Rankings

Team .230


Player Injury
B. Keller SP Brad Keller SP Shoulder
K. Bubic SP Kris Bubic SP Elbow
J. Staumont RP Josh Staumont RP Neck
A. Zerpa SP Angel Zerpa SP Shoulder
D. Hernandez CF Diego Hernandez CF Shoulder

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