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Brian Flynn | Relief Pitcher | #33

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (26) / 4/19/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'7" / 250
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Wichita State
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 7 (0) / DET
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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. Jul 19 - 11:36 PM

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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.
Jul 18 - 3:32 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.
Jun 15 - 5:10 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.
May 28 - 11:39 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.
May 6 - 2:50 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.
Mar 23 - 11:03 AM

Royals activated LHP Brian Flynn from the 60-day disabled list.

Flynn didn't throw a pitch for the Royals in 2015 after suffering a left lat tear early in the year. He'll have a chance to win a roster spot come spring.
Thu, Nov 5, 2015 10:16:00 PM

Royals recalled LHP Brian Flynn from Triple-A Omaha; placed him on the 60-day disabled list with a left lat tear.

It's a procedural move made in order to add Joe Blanton to the 40-man roster. Flynn has been limited to just one game this season but is hoping to be back at some point during the second half.
Sun, May 17, 2015 08:35:00 AM

Brian Flynn will miss the next 3-5 months after being diagnosed with a torn lat muscle.

He doesn't need surgery, but the rehab is a long one. It's possible Flynn could be back at some point in August, but the Royals surely aren't counting on him this season now. The lefty didn't make the Opening Day roster despite a strong 2.57 ERA and 13/1 K/BB ratio over 14 innings in spring training.
Fri, Apr 17, 2015 05:54:00 PM

Brian Flynn has traveled back to Kansas City to be examined for a possible lat muscle injury.

Flynn, who was acquired from the Marlins over the winter in the Aaron Crow deal, was optioned to Triple-A Omaha at the end of spring training. There should be more clarity on his status soon.
Tue, Apr 14, 2015 03:50:00 PM

Royals optioned LHP Brian Flynn to Triple-A Omaha.

Flynn was terrific with a 2.57 ERA and 13/1 K/BB ratio over 14 innings, but he lost out on a roster spot because he had options remaining. He'll spend plenty of time in the majors this season.
Sun, Apr 5, 2015 03:11:00 PM

Royals acquired LHP Brian Flynn and RHP Reid Redman from the Marlins in exchange for RHP Aaron Crow.

Flynn holds an 8.64 ERA over 25 innings at the big league level but has flashed some promise in the minors. He's a big left-hander who could either wind up as a back-end of the rotation starter or possible bullpen arm. Flynn will turn just 25 in April.
Fri, Nov 28, 2014 12:39:00 PM

Marlins optioned LHP Brian Flynn to Triple-A New Orleans.

Flynn was roughed up for five runs over four innings against the Pirates Thursday. He'll return to a 4.00 ERA over 21 starts at Triple-A.
Fri, Aug 8, 2014 04:03:00 PM

Brian Flynn made his first major league start of 2014 and struggled against the Pirates, as he was taken for five runs over four innings in a loss on Thursday.

The Marlins had an open rotation spot after designating Jacob Turner for assignment. The Pirates had the lefty's number, racking up eight hits and a pair of walks, while only fanning three times. If Flynn stays in the rotation, he will match up against the Cardinals at home next Tuesday.
Thu, Aug 7, 2014 10:31:00 PM

Marlins recalled LHP Brian Flynn from Triple-A New Orleans.

He'll take the roster spot of Jacob Turner, who was designated for assignment Tuesday. Flynn made one appearance with the Marlins earlier this season and owns a 4.00 ERA over 21 starts in Triple-A. He'll work in relief for the Fish.
Tue, Aug 5, 2014 12:51:00 PM

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PosRoleName
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2Drew Butera
3Tony Cruz
1B1Eric Hosmer
2B1Raul Mondesi
2Whit Merrifield
3Christian Colon
SS1Alcides Escobar
3B1Cheslor Cuthbert
2Hunter Dozier
3Mike Moustakas
LF1Alex Gordon
2Daniel Nava
CF1Lorenzo Cain
2Billy Burns
3Terrance Gore
RF1Jarrod Dyson
2Paulo Orlando
DH1Kendrys Morales
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Yordano Ventura
2Edinson Volquez
3Ian Kennedy
4Kris Medlen
5Danny Duffy
6Dillon Gee
7Mike Minor
8Jason Vargas
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Wade Davis
2Kelvin Herrera
3Joakim Soria
4Luke Hochevar
5Chien-Ming Wang
6Chris Young
7Peter Moylan
8Tim Collins
9Brian Flynn
10Matt Strahm
11Scott Alexander
12Brooks Pounders
13Kevin McCarthy
14Alec Mills