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Brian Flynn | Relief Pitcher | #33

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (27) / 4/19/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'7" / 255
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Wichita State
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 7 (0) / DET
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Royals transferred LHP Brian Flynn (groin) from the 10-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
Flynn suffered the groin injury on Monday against the Rays. He finishes the year with one appearance and a 3.86 ERA. Sep 1 - 4:03 PM

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Royals placed LHP Brian Flynn on the 10-day disabled list with a left groin strain.

Flynn suffered the injury during an appearing Monday night against the Rays -- his first appearance at the major league level since July. Eric Skoglund has been recalled in a corresponding roster move.
Aug 29 - 4:02 PM

Brian Flynn was lifted from Monday's appearance versus the Rays with left groin tightness.

Flynn was dealing with a groin injury in the minors before being called up Monday and apparently aggravated it. He allowed one run over 2 1/3 innings before exiting.
Aug 28 - 10:03 PM

Royals recalled LHP Brian Flynn from Triple-A Omaha.

Flynn owns a rough 5.40 ERA and 1.60 WHIP in 50 innings this season at the Triple-A level, but the Royals were desperate for a fresh bullpen arm. He'll work in a low-leverage role.
Aug 28 - 3:19 PM

Royals optioned LHP Brian Flynn to Triple-A Omaha.

The move clears a 25-man roster spot for starting pitcher Trevor Cahill, who was acquired from the Padres on Monday and will make his Royals debut this weekend against the Red Sox. Flynn did not make an appearance during his short stay with Kansas City.
Jul 26 - 1:27 PM

Royals recalled LHP Brian Flynn from Triple-A Omaha.

Flynn holds a 7.42 ERA over 26 2/3 relief innings for Omaha this season but does boast a 25/7 K/BB ratio. He'll operate in middle relief.
Jul 24 - 7:27 PM

Royals activated LHP Brian Flynn from the 60-day disabled list; optioned him to Triple-A Omaha.

Flynn has recovered from his fractured vertebrae but will continue to work on things in the minors. He's posted a 10.95 ERA in nine relief appearances for Omaha.
Jun 26 - 8:22 PM

Royals placed LHP Brian Flynn on the 60-day disabled list with a stable lumbar vertebral fracture.

Flynn suffered the injury before camp when he fell through the roof of his barn. He's expected to be sidelined for eight weeks, so he'll miss the start of the season. The move clears a spot for the newly-signed Travis Wood on the 40-man roster.
Feb 15 - 10:19 AM

Brian Flynn suffered a broken rib and other unspecified injuries after falling through the roof of his barn in the days before reporting to camp.

Well, at least Flynn has this year's weirdest baseball injury already sewed up. The expectation is that he'll miss eight weeks, so he'll begin the year on the disabled list. Flynn, 26, posted a 2.60 ERA and 44/23 K/BB ratio over 55 1/3 innings with the Royals last season.
Feb 14 - 2:24 PM

Making his first start for the Royals, Brian Flynn gave up three runs in 2 1/3 innings Tuesday against the Indians.

Flynn was on a pitch count tonight after spending the last month in the Royals pen, but the team was hoping for more than this. The word going in was that he wasn't guaranteed anything beyond the one start. We'd like to see the Royals stick with him for a little while, but they have alternatives.
Tue, Jul 19, 2016 11:36:00 PM

Brian Flynn will start Tuesday's game against the Indians.

He'll take Chris Young's spot in the starting rotation. The left-hander has performed well in a middle relief role this year, compiling a 2.39 ERA over 13 appearances. Flynn isn't guaranteed another start, so he'll need a strong performance Tuesday to keep his spot in the rotation. The Royals could be in the market for a starting pitcher at the trade deadline.
Mon, Jul 18, 2016 03:32:00 PM

Royals recalled LHP Brian Flynn from Triple-A Omaha.

Flynn has seen 7 1/3 innings of work with the defending champs this season, surrendering four runs on five hits with a 6/4 K/BB ratio in that space. He figures to continue playing chutes and ladders between Kansas City and Omaha throughout the course of the 2016 season.
Wed, Jun 15, 2016 05:10:00 PM

Royals optioned LHP Brian Flynn to Triple-A Omaha.

The 26-year-old southpaw continues to shuffle back and forth between the Royals and Triple-A whenever the big league club needs an extra arm. Flynn owns a 4.91 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 6/4 K/BB ratio over 7 1/3 innings with the Royals.
Sat, May 28, 2016 11:39:00 AM

Royals recalled LHP Brian Flynn from Triple-A Omaha.

Flynn holds a 3.94 ERA and 14/9 K/BB ratio over 16 innings for Omaha this season. He hasn't appeared in the majors since 2014.
Fri, May 6, 2016 02:50:00 PM

Royals optioned LHP Brian Flynn to Triple-A Omaha.

Flynn was knocked around for eight runs over seven innings of work this spring. The soon-to-be 26-year-old missed all of last season after undergoing surgery to repair a torn lat muscle.
Wed, Mar 23, 2016 11:03:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Salvador Perez
2Drew Butera
3Cameron Gallagher
1B1Eric Hosmer
2B1Whit Merrifield
2Raul Mondesi
SS1Alcides Escobar
2Ramon Torres
3B1Mike Moustakas
2Cheslor Cuthbert
LF1Alex Gordon
CF1Lorenzo Cain
2Bubba Starling
RF1Jorge Bonifacio
2Paulo Orlando
DH1Melky Cabrera
2Brandon Moss
3Jorge Soler
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Danny Duffy
2Ian Kennedy
3Jason Vargas
4Jason Hammel
5Jake Junis
6Sam Gaviglio
7Eric Skoglund
8Nate Karns
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kelvin Herrera
2Joakim Soria
3Brandon Maurer
4Ryan Buchter
5Scott Alexander
6Peter Moylan
7Neftali Feliz
8Kevin McCarthy
9Brian Flynn
10Miguel Almonte
11Mike Morin
12Trevor Cahill
13Andres Machado