Here's MLB Pipeline's roundup of the top prospect performances in the Minor Leagues on Monday.
Brad Keller went seven strong innings and Ryan O'Hearn drove in all three runs, including a go-ahead two-run homer, to lead the Royals in the series opener. Devon Travis belted his ninth homer, while Sean Reid-Foley and batterymate Danny Jansen made their Major League debuts for the Blue Jays. Jansen logged a pair of singles…
When former Royals right-hander Luke Hochevar had thoracic outlet surgery to alleviate pain in his lower neck and shoulder area two years ago this month, he still held out hope that he would one day pitch again in the Major Leagues. But that dream ended last year when Hochevar found he was unable to throw…
Royals left-hander Danny Duffy was placed on the 10-day disabled list on Monday because of an impingement in his left shoulder. Right-hander Glenn Sparkman, who was sent back to Triple-A Omaha to make room for Blaine Boyer on Sunday, was recalled and will make a start in Duffy's place on Thursday.
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Jakob Junis tossed six innings of one-run ball in the Royals' 8-2 loss to the Cardinals on Sunday in the I-70 Series finale at Kauffman Stadium, allowing just three hits and striking out eight in a strong outing that was spoiled by the bullpen.
Danny Duffy allowed six runs in 5 1/3 innings in the Royals' 8-3 loss to the Cardinals on Saturday night at Kauffman Stadium, as the left-hander's start ended with Harrison Bader's two-run homer and Duffy's subsequent ejection by first-base umpire Adam Hamari.
If this season has taught Royals right-hander Wily Peralta anything, it's that he's found a new home in the bullpen, particularly as a closer.
Royals rookie right-hander Burch Smith's struggles continue to mount. He lasted only 1 2/3 innings and gave up six hits and five runs in a 7-0 loss to the Cardinals on Friday at Kauffman Stadium.
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