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Royals News
#4 P
Daniel Lynch: Ready for rehab assignment
Jul 5th
Lynch (finger) is expected to begin a rehab assignment Wednesday with Triple-A Omaha.
#9 PROS
Tyler Gentry: Earns weekly honors
Jul 5th
Gentry was named the Texas League Player of the Week on Tuesday.
#5 CF
Edward Olivares: On bench Tuesday
Jul 5th
Olivares is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game in Houston.
#1 LF
Andrew Benintendi: Posts three hits, two RBI Monday
Jul 5th
Benintendi went 3-for-4 with a walk, two RBI and a run scored in Monday's 7-6 loss to the Astros.
#1 2B
Whit Merrifield: Swipes 14th bag
Jul 5th
Merrifield went 2-for-5 with a double, a run scored and a stolen base in Monday's 7-6 loss to the Astros.
#1 LF
MJ Melendez: Goes yard twice in loss
Jul 5th
Melendez went 2-for-4 with two solo home runs in Monday's 7-6 loss to the Astros.
#1 CL
Scott Barlow: Stuck with loss against Houston
Jul 5th
Barlow (2-2) took the loss Monday as the Royals fell 7-6 to the Astros, giving up one run on one hit in two-thirds of an inning.
#1 RF
Kyle Isbel: Adds steal as pinch runner
Jul 3rd
Isbel recorded a stolen base in Sunday's 7-4 win over the Tigers.
#1 2B
Nicky Lopez: Perfect at plate Sunday
Jul 3rd
Lopez went 4-for-4 with an RBI in Sunday's 7-4 win over the Tigers.
#2 1B
Emmanuel Rivera: First multi-hit game since May
Jul 3rd
Rivera went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and an additional run scored in Sunday's 7-4 win over the Tigers.
#3 BP
Jose Cuas: Collects second win
Jul 3rd
Cuas (2-0) retired the only batter he faced Sunday versus the Tigers, picking up the win.
#1 P
Brady Singer: Strikes out nine Sunday
Jul 3rd
Singer allowed two runs on six hits and three walks while striking out nine in 4.2 innings during Sunday's win over the Tigers. He didn't factor into the decision.
#1 3B
Hunter Dozier: Sits for series finale
Jul 3rd
Dozier is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Tigers.
#7 BP
Joel Payamps: Handed loss in return
Jul 2nd
Payamps (2-2) allowed two runs on two hits and struck out two over 1.1 innings, taking the loss Saturday versus the Tigers.
#5 P
Kris Bubic: Another short outing
Jul 2nd
Bubic registered a no-decision during Saturday's 4-3 loss to Detroit, allowing two runs on five hits and three walks with four strikeouts in 4.2 innings.
#1 DH
Vinnie Pasquantino: Homers for first MLB hit
Jul 1st
Pasquantino went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Friday's 3-1 win over the Tigers.
#2 P
Brad Keller: Tosses six shutout frames
Jul 1st
Keller (3-9) allowed five hits and two walk over six scoreless innings Friday, striking out five and earning a win over the Tigers.
#8 BP
Wyatt Mills: Joins big club
Jul 1st
Mills was recalled from Triple-A Omaha on Friday.
#3 P
Zack Greinke: Another strong outing
Jun 29th
Greinke (2-4) allowed one earned run on four hits and one walk while striking out three across six innings to earn the win Wednesday against the Rangers.
#5 BP
Amir Garrett: Solid versus Rangers
Jun 29th
Garrett struck out one and walked one in 1.1 scoreless innings during Tuesday's 8-3 loss to the Rangers.
#1 CF
Michael Taylor: Not in Wednesday's lineup
Jun 29th
Taylor isn't starting Wednesday against the Rangers.
#1 SS
Bobby Witt: Snags 12th steal
Jun 28th
Witt went 1-for-4 with an RBI and a stolen base in Monday's 10-4 loss to the Rangers.
#1 DH
Carlos Santana: Two-RBI single in win
Jun 27th
Santana went 2-for-3 with a double and a two-RBI single in Sunday's loss to the Athletics.
#1 BP
Josh Staumont: Out with neck strain
Jun 26th
Staumont was placed on the 15-day injured list Sunday, retroactive to June 23, with a neck strain.
#1 C
Salvador Perez: Set to miss eight weeks
Jun 24th
Perez underwent surgery to repair the UCL in his left thumb Friday and is expected to be sidelined about eight weeks, Josh Vernier of 610 Sports Kansas City reports.
#10 BP
Jake Brentz: Pauses rehab assignment
Jun 24th
Brentz (elbow) paused his rehab assignment to return to Kansas City and be reevaluated Friday, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.
#2 BP
Taylor Clarke: Clean inning Tuesday
Jun 21st
Clarke logged a hold with one perfect relief inning in Tuesday's 12-11 extra-innings win over the Angels.
#4 BP
Dylan Coleman: Collects second win
Jun 21st
Coleman (2-1) walked one and struck out none in a scoreless inning to earn the win Tuesday versus the Angels.
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#3 CF
Chas McCormick: Sitting in second straight game
Jul 5th
McCormick is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Royals.
#1 DH
Yordan Alvarez: Walks it off Monday
Jul 5th
Alvarez went 1-for-3 with two walks, a solo home run and a second run scored in Monday's 7-6 win over the Royals.
#5 P
Jake Odorizzi: Stumbles in return to rotation
Jul 5th
Odorizzi didn't factor into the decision in Monday's 7-6 win over the Royals, giving up five runs on nine hits and a walk over four innings. He struck out three.
#4 BP
Ryne Stanek: Earns first win
Jul 4th
Stanek (1-0) allowed a walk in a scoreless ninth inning to earn the win Monday against the Royals.
#16 PROS
Korey Lee: Draws first big-league start
Jul 4th
Lee went 0-for-2 with a walk Monday against the Royals.
#2 C
Martin Maldonado: Retreats to bench Monday
Jul 4th
Maldonado isn't starting Monday's game against the Royals.
#4 PROS
Forrest Whitley: Activated from injured list
Jul 4th
Whitley (elbow) was activated from the injured list Monday, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
#1 SS
Jeremy Pena: Powers Sunday's victory
Jul 3rd
Pena went 4-for-5 with a two-run home run and a solo shot during Sunday's 4-2 win against the Angels.
#1 P
Justin Verlander: Start pushed back to Thursday
Jul 3rd
Verlander will start Thursday's game against the Royals, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
#1 CL
Ryan Pressly: Registers second win
Jul 3rd
Pressly earned the win during Sunday's 4-2 victory against the Angels, striking out the side in a perfect ninth inning.
#2 P
Framber Valdez: Strikes out 13 in no-decision
Jul 3rd
Valdez didn't factor into the decision during Sunday's 4-2 victory over the Angels, allowing two runs on three hits and five walks with 13 strikeouts.
#1 CF
Jake Meyers: Idle Sunday
Jul 3rd
Meyers is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Angels.
#1 3B
Alex Bregman: Takes seat Sunday
Jul 3rd
Bregman is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Angels.
#1 RF
Kyle Tucker: Slugs 16th homer
Jul 2nd
Tucker went 2-for-4 with a home run, two total runs and two total RBI in Saturday's win against the Angels.
#1 2B
Jose Altuve: Racks up three extra-base hits
Jul 2nd
Altuve went 3-for-4 with a solo home run, two doubles, three total runs and a stolen base in Saturday's 9-1 victory against the Angels.
#5 P
Jose Urquidy: Stifles Angels for seventh win
Jul 2nd
Urquidy (7-3) earned the win over the Angels on Saturday, pitching six innings and allowing one run on two hits and three walks while striking out eight batters.
#1 LF
Michael Brantley: Progressing slowly in recovery
Jul 2nd
Manager Dusty Baker said Saturday that Brantley (shoulder) hasn't yet resumed hitting, Danielle Lerner of the Houston Chronicle reports.
#1 1B
Yuli Gurriel: Records seventh home run
Jul 2nd
Gurriel went 1-for-3 with a walk, a solo home run and two runs scored Friday against the Angels.
#4 P
Cristian Javier: Brilliant again Friday
Jul 1st
Javier (6-3) earned the win Friday, allowing one run on one hit and zero walks over seven innings in an 8-1 victory over the Angels. He struck out 14.
#8 BP
Blake Taylor: Shifts to 60-day injured list
Jul 1st
Taylor (elbow) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Friday, Danielle Lerner of the Houston Chronicle reports.
#3 C
Jason Castro: Out with knee discomfort
Jul 1st
Castro was placed on the 10-day injured list with left knee discomfort Friday, Danielle Lerner of the Houston Chronicle reports.
#3 P
Luis Garcia: Earns sixth win
Jun 30th
Garcia (6-5) allowed one earned run on three hits and two walks while striking out six across 5.1 innings to earn the win Thursday against the Yankees.
#18 PROS
Shawn Dubin: Managing forearm injury
Jun 30th
The Astros announced Thursday that Dubin is dealing with a right forearm strain, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
#2 CF
Mauricio Dubon: Drives in pair
Jun 27th
Dubon went 1-for-4 with two RBI on Sunday against the Yankees.
#2 2B
Aledmys Diaz: Moving back into utility role
Jun 26th
Diaz is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Yankees.
#3 BP
Hector Neris: Tallies 16th hold
Jun 26th
Neris walked two but turned in a scoreless eighth inning to record a hold Saturday against the Yankees.
#6 P
Lance McCullers: Faces live hitters Saturday
Jun 25th
McCullers (forearm) threw approximately 20 pitches against live hitters Saturday, Julia Morales of AT&T SportsNet Southwest reports.
#1 BP
Rafael Montero: Nabs fifth save
Jun 24th
Montero earned his fifth save Friday against the Yankees after not allowing a hit during a scoreless ninth inning. He had two walks and zero strikeouts.
#1 CF
Jose Siri: Sent to Triple-A
Jun 24th
Siri was optioned to Triple-A Sugar Land on Friday, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
#9 BP
Josh James: Placed on 60-day injured list
Jun 23rd
The Astros called James up from Triple-A Sugar Land on Thursday and placed him on the 60-day injured list with a right lat strain, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
#8 PROS
Yainer Diaz: Rises to Triple-A
Jun 21st
The Astros promoted Diaz from Double-A Corpus Christi to Triple-A Sugar Land on Tuesday, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.