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Kansas City Royals news, rumors and injuries
Tue, 24 May 2016 00:49:46 -0700
Kansas City Royals C Salvador Perez had five hits Monday, May 23, including a double, triple and a run batted in, as the Royals scored a 10-4 win over the Minnesota Twins. Perez has now hit safely in nine straight games, and his average went from .245 to .270 in this game alone.
Fantasy Tip: Perez has been one of the stronger hitting catchers in American League and mixed fantasy leagues, and as such he should be in your lineup. Perez is solid in all formats and should be activated as quick as possible.
Mon, 23 May 2016 16:57:22 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Gordon was struggling mightily prior to suffering the injury, so hopefully he's able to return to old form when he's back. In the meantime, with the perennial Gold Glove winner on the sidelines, Jarrod Dyson and Paulo Orlando each get a boost and both are worth a look in many formats. Dyson can make a big impact with his speed, while Orlando has been absolutely raking as of late.
Mon, 23 May 2016 16:17:03 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Alex Gordon went on the disabled list and is expected to miss three to four weeks, which should open up regular time in left for the 31-year-old speedster. Considering he's racked up more than 25 stolen bases in each of the past four seasons, Dyson can absolutely be of use for all leagues. Paulo Orlando will get a boost as well while Gordon is sidelined.
Mon, 23 May 2016 16:15:38 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Moustakas sustained the injury on Sunday, but it's only a minor issue, as he's being considered day-to-day. In the meantime, fantasy owners in all leagues can look past Merrifield, who had a .278/.342/.458 line in Class AAA in 36 ballgames. He's just a backup talent.
Mon, 23 May 2016 15:54:53 -0700
Kansas City Royals OF Alex Gordon (hand) will be placed on the disabled list Monday, May 23, with a broken bone in his right hand. The 32-year-old sustained the injury on Sunday, May 22, when he collided with 3B Mike Moustakas in foul territory. He's expected to miss three to four weeks.
Fantasy Tip: Although he's been an All-Star in each of the past three seasons, Gordon has played like anything but one thus far in 2016, as he lands on the disabled list with a woeful .211 batting average and only 10 RBI in 42 games. This will present extra playing time for both Jarrod Dyson and Paulo Orlando, though it remains to be seen who will pick up more at-bats. Even so, both could end up being useful while Gordon is sidelined, as Dyson has topped 25 steals in four consecutive years, while Orlando has been smoking hot in his last six contests, being 12-for-22 (.545) with one homer and seven RBI over that stretch. Monitor both outfielders.
Sun, 22 May 2016 10:14:49 -0700
Kansas City Royals 1B Kendrys Morales and OF Jarrod Dyson are not in the starting lineup against Chicago White Sox SP Carlos Rodon Sunday, May 22. C Salvador Perez will serve as the designated hitter, while C Drew Butera will start at catcher and is batting ninth. OF Paulo Orlando will start in right field and is batting seventh.
Fantasy Tip: Butera has a decent batting average but has only has 12 at-bats on the season, so owners should be able to find better players for their lineups. Orlando should be a solid starting candidate in daily fantasy leagues because he is hitting .533 with one home runs and six RBI over the last seven days.
Sat, 21 May 2016 15:09:59 -0700
Fantasy Tip: It's hardly the way any big leaguer wants to return to the field, but the positive news here is that his fractured thumb doesn't appear to be an issue anymore. Moustakas was providing most of the pop in the Royals' order prior to his injury, but a slow start should have been expected, especially with a hand issue. Although he may need a few more games to get re-acclimated, he should remain in the lineup in most leagues.
Sat, 21 May 2016 14:52:20 -0700
Fantasy Tip: It's the first multi-hit game this month for the speedster, who entered Saturday with six hits in 39 at-bats in May. Dyson was thrown out on another steal attempt, but perhaps his day at the plate is just what the doctor ordered. He appears locked into a right-field timeshare with Paulo Orlando, but more days like this will likely lead to a heavier share of at-bats in Dyson's favor. Owners in need of cheap speed should invest, but that is about all he'll provide most days.
Sat, 21 May 2016 09:20:15 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Merrifield went 1-for-3 in his only other start of the season, so owners should be able to find better options to use in their lineups.
Sat, 21 May 2016 09:12:18 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Moustakas has not played since the beginning of the month, so owners in daily fantasy leagues may want to avoid him for the time being. He should be return to the starting lineup in most standard leagues.
Sat, 21 May 2016 07:16:25 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Moustakas should regain the starting third baseman job and will be in the lineup most days. Owners in daily fantasy leagues may want to see him play in a game before using him, but he should be a starting candidate in most leagues.
Fri, 20 May 2016 21:25:15 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Assuming Moustakas is activated as planned, go ahead and plug him back into your starting lineup.
Fri, 20 May 2016 15:32:54 -0700
Kansas City Royals OF Lorenzo Cain, 1B Kendrys Morales and C Salvador Perez have all had some success in the last five years against Chicago White Sox SP Jose Quintana, who they face Friday, May 20. Cain is hitting .319 with three RBI in 47 at-bats, Morales is hitting .308 with a home run and five RBI in 26 at-bats and Perez is hitting .378 with two long balls and eight RBI in 45 at-bats.
Fantasy Tip: Cain and Perez are must-start guys in all traditional formats and are likely popular plug-ins in daily lineups, too. However, Morales has been one of the bigger disappointments with just five home runs and a .195/.252/.336 line in 40 games. Keep in mind Quintana is not the same pitcher he's been in recent seasons, so all three hitters tonight could struggle. Morales is certainly one to avoid.
Wed, 18 May 2016 17:56:46 -0700
Kansas City Royals SP Mike Minor (shoulder) has moved from Class AA Northwest Arkansas to Class AAA Omaha in order to continue his rehab assignment. If all goes well, he could be activated from the disabled list during the first week of June.
Fantasy Tip: Minor posted a 3.52 ERA in two starts at Northwest Arkansas, with five walks and 12 strikeouts in just 7 2/3 innings. The 28-year-old lefty hasn't pitched in the majors since 2014 and is only worth considering for AL-only fantasy leagues at this point.
Wed, 18 May 2016 17:55:54 -0700
Kansas City Royals 3B Mike Moustakas (thumb) went 2-for-4 with an RBI as the designated hitter in his first rehab game for Class AA Northwest Arkansas Wednesday, May 18, and he could come off the disabled list this weekend against the Chicago White Sox.
Fantasy Tip: Moose was well on his way to another 20-homer season with a .258 average, seven home runs and 13 RBI before he fractured his thumb. Hopefully for his owners his power stroke won't be affected by this injury when he's back. Be ready to put him right back into starting lineups everywhere. Cheslor Cuthbert has been a short-term option in single-universe leagues but could return to the minors.
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