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Greg Holland gave up two earned runs and recorded only one out Monday in an appearance at Yankee Stadium.

Holland walked two and gave up a Slade Heathcott home run in the outing, showing diminished velocity and poor command. It was his first time pitching in a game since May 14, and he obviously didn't look sharp. Wade Davis was already a must-own in all mixed fantasy leagues, and his value continues to shoot up.
May 25 - 4:38 PM

Jeremy Guthrie was obliterated for 11 earned runs in one official inning of work Monday by the Yankees.

Chase Headley, Brian McCann, and Brett Gardner all went deep in the bottom of the first inning and then Stephen Drew's three-run shot with no outs in the second finally drove Guthrie from the game. He entered the afternoon outing with a 4.75 ERA and watched it rise all the way up to 6.70. Guthrie is not a fantasy starter.
May 25 - 4:36 PM

Royals first base prospect Ryan O'Hearn upped his league-leading home run total to 11 Sunday in a win for Low-A Lexington.

O'Hearn finished the afternoon with two hits and three RBI. He's been one of the South Atlantic League's top power hitters this year, leading the league in slugging percentage (.519) and total bases (80). His contact rate is still a work in progress (.266 average, 42 strikeouts), but the 21-year-old has plenty of time to iron that out.
May 25 - 3:02 PM

Salvador Perez is not in the Royals' starting lineup on Monday afternoon versus the Yankees.

It's just a day off for the heavily-used catcher. Drew Butera is behind the plate at Yankee Stadium.
May 25 - 10:24 AM

Jason Vargas (elbow) will start for the Royals on Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium.

Vargas missed around three weeks with a flexor strain in his left elbow. He'll be rushed back without making a rehab start because the Royals need him to cover Danny Duffy's spot. Duffy landed on the 15-day disabled list Monday with inflammation in his left shoulder.
May 25 - 10:11 AM

Royals recalled LHP Brandon Finnegan from Triple-A Omaha.

Finnegan had a 2.70 ERA in 6 2/3 innings of relief for the Royals when they optioned him to the minors on May 7. He's presumably going to return to a long relief role, though he had made three starts on the farm.
May 25 - 10:09 AM

Royals placed LHP Danny Duffy on the 15-day disabled list with left biceps tendinitis.

Duffy reported feeling discomfort around his left shoulder last week and he's been rocked in his last few starts, so the Royals will give him some extended rest. Jason Vargas will be activated to start in his place Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium and Brandon Finnegan will join the Royals from Triple-A Omaha on Monday.
May 25 - 10:04 AM

Mike Moustakas (clavicle) went 1-for-4 in his return to the Royals' lineup Sunday.

Moustakas made an early exit from Saturday's game after taking a bad hop off his collarbone at third base. He only suffered a bruise. The 26-year-old budding star is batting .333/.385/.491 in 40 games this season.
May 25 - 8:37 AM

Alex Rios (hand) will begin his minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Omaha on Sunday.

He has been on the disabled list since mid-April with a fracture in his left hand. It's not clear how many games he'll need at Triple-A to get his timing back, but he should be ready to return to the Royals in early June.
May 24 - 5:05 PM

Royals pitching prospect Eric Skoglund dominated Saturday in seven scoreless innings for High-A Wilmington.

The 22-year-old fanned eight hitters without allowing a walk. The 6'7" left-hander has yet to give up a home run this season while limiting opponents to a .224 average in 186 plate appearances. Skoglund is seventh in the Carolina League in ERA (2.12) and fifth in WHIP (0.99).
Source: MILB.com
May 24 - 5:02 PM

Yordano Ventura allowed four earned runs in seven innings Sunday as the Royals fell to the Cardinals.

Ventura gave up two runs in the top of the first inning on a Jhonny Peralta RBI single and a Matt Adams RBI double. The young right-hander settled in from there, but Matt Carpenter then launched a two-run homer to right-center field in the top of the sixth. Ventura will carry a 3-4 record, 4.64 ERA, and 1.23 WHIP into his next start on the road against the Cubs. It's been a rollercoaster first two months for him.
May 24 - 4:52 PM

Alex Gordon went 1-for-1 with a two-run homer off of John Lackey in Saturday's rain-shortened win over the Cardinals.

Gordon blasted his homer off of Lackey in the second inning. It was his fifth of the season and boosted his RBI total to 23. Gordon's slashing .271/.380/.459 this season. These numbers are very much in line with what he's done over the last four years.
May 23 - 10:25 PM

Edinson Volquez allowed two runs in six innings before rain ended his day against the Cardinals, in a game that was called 3-2 in the Royals' favor in the middle of the sixth.

Volquez maneuvered through six innings, but the tarp came on in the middle of the sixth to end his night, indeed to end the game. The only runs on his line came via a Yadier Molina RBI ground out in the second inning and a shallow single to center by Matt Carpenter in the sixth. Volquez allowed just four hits in the outing, striking out one and walking three. He's given up three runs or fewer earned runs in eight of his nine starts (in the lone outlier, he surrendered four) and holds a 2.77 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 49/20 K/BB ratio over 55 1/3 innings. He'll try to keep up this consistent roll when he faces the Cubs in a road start next time out.
May 23 - 10:18 PM

Mike Moustakas left Saturday's game against the Cardinals with a bruised clavicle.

He got hit by a grounder in the top of the fifth inning. Christian Colon entered to play third base. Moustakas went 1-for-2 with a double before exiting.
May 23 - 9:02 PM

Chris Young spun six scoreless frames in Friday's 5-0 win over the Cardinals.

Young's hot start continues. The tall right-hander scattered six hits while walking two batters and striking out a pair. He has allowed a total of one earned run over his four starts this season and owns a 0.78 ERA and 23/9 K/BB ratio in 34 2/3 innings on the year. Not bad for a guy who had to wait until March to sign with a team. Young will face an interesting test next week when he takes on the Yankees in New York.
May 23 - 1:02 AM


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