Kris Medlen (shoulder) threw a live batting practice session Monday in Arizona.
Kris Medlen (shoulder) plans to begin throwing Friday.
Kris Medlen's MRI revealed a Grade 1 rotator cuff strain.
Royals placed RHP Kris Medlen on the 15-day disabled list with a right rotator cuff inflammation.
Kris Medlen might not be able to make his next scheduled start due to a shoulder issue.
Kris Medlen was pummeled for four runs over just two innings of work in Tuesday's loss to the Yankees.
Kris Medlen was crushed for nine runs -- six earned -- over two-plus innings Wednesday in a loss to the Nationals.
Kris Medlen lost despite holding the Mariners to one run and one hit in 5 1/3 innings on Friday.
Kris Medlen allowed seven runs on nine hits over 3 2/3 innings in a loss to the Orioles on Saturday.
Kris Medlen pitched well in a no-decision against the Athletics on Sunday, surrendering two runs (one earned) on two hits over 6 1/3 innings.
Kris Medlen pitched unevenly in Tuesday's win over the Astros, but ultimately held them to two runs on six hits over five innings.
Kris Medlen didn't have his best stuff Monday, allowing four runs -- two earned -- over 4 1/3 frames against the Mariners.
Royals manager Ned Yost announced Saturday that Kris Medlen has secured the fifth and final spot in the club's Opening Day rotation.
Kris Medlen surrendered a whopping four home runs in Wednesday's loss to the Indians.