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  • Bobby Witt Jr. Taking A Day Off

    Kansas City Royals rookie shortstop Bobby Witt Jr. is not in the starting lineup on Thursday against the Chicago White Sox. It looks to be a normal day of rest for the young shortstop, who is hitting .255 (13-for-51) with two home runs, 10 RBI, seven runs scored and four stolen bases in 13 games since the All-Star break. The 22-year-old is hitting .254/.299/.443 with 15 long balls, 57 RBI, 55 runs scored and 21 stolen bases in 393 at-bats in his first big-league season. Nicky Lopez is manning the 6 on Thursday and will hit eighth against White Sox right-hander Dylan Cease. Believe it or not, Lopez is still searching for his first home run of the season. In 330 at-bats, he's hitting .245/.302/.291 with 13 RBI, 39 runs scored and 11 steals.

    Aug 11 · Source via Royals Bobby Witt Jr.
  • Kyle Isbel Retreats To The Bench Thursday

    Kansas City Royals outfielder Kyle Isbel is not in the starting lineup on Thursday against the Chicago White Sox. Isbel will get a normal day of rest on Thursday. The 25-year-old is hitting .222 (8-for-36) with a homer, six RBI and nine runs scored in 16 games since the All-Star break. Overall in 70 games in his second MLB season, he's slashing just .223/.258/.360 with three home runs, 19 RBI, 22 runs scored and six stolen bases for KC in 186 plate appearances. Nate Eaton will take over in right field and hit ninth in the batting order against White Sox right-hander Dylan Cease. This will only be Eaton's 11th big-league game, and he's gone 6-for-24 (.250) with a homer, three RBI and five runs scored. You can find better DFS options.

    Aug 11 · Source via Royals Kyle Isbel
  • Hunter Dozier Not Starting Game 1 On Tuesday

    Kansas City Royals infielder Hunter Dozier isn't in the team's starting lineup for the first game of a doubleheader against the Chicago White Sox and right-hander Lance Lynn on Tuesday. Dozier is batting .248 with a .312 on-base percentage, 10 home runs, and a pair of stolen bases in 372 plate appearances this season. He'll head to the bench with Nick Pratto stepping in at first base and hitting seventh. In 71 plate appearances with Kansas City this year, Pratto is batting .186 with a .310 on-base percentage and a pair of home runs. Fantasy managers in search of streaming help are probably better off looking elsewhere.

    Aug 9 · Source via Royals Hunter Dozier
  • Bobby Witt Jr. Sitting Out Against Red Sox

    Kansas City Royals rookie shortstop Bobby Witt Jr. is not in the starting lineup on Friday against the Boston Red Sox. It appears to be a normal day of rest for the 22-year-old youngster, who is slashing .257/.300/.456 with 15 home runs, 53 RBI, 54 runs scored and 21 stolen bases in his first 373 major league at-bats. He should be back in there on Saturday. In his absence, Nicky Lopez will handle shortstop duties and will hit ninth in the lineup against Red Sox right-hander Josh Winckowski on Friday. Lopez is a DFS option that should be avoided. The 27-year-old is still searching for his first round-tripper of the season and is hitting .249/.308/.297 with 13 RBI and 10 stolen bases in 313 at-bats for the Royals.

    Aug 5 · Source via Royals Bobby Witt Jr.
  • Salvador Perez Drives In Four Runs

    Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez has been on a tear at the plate since returning from the injured list. On Thursday, he went 2-for-4 with a home run and four RBI in the win over the Boston Red Sox. The veteran catcher smacked an RBI single in the fifth inning off Nick Pivetta. He followed that up with a three-run homer that hit off the left field foul pole in the seventh inning. Perez has four home runs in his last seven games, so fantasy managers better make sure to keep him in their lineups.

    Aug 5 · Source via Royals Salvador Perez
  • Royals Select Nate Eaton

    The Royals have selected Nate Eaton onto the big league roster, per a club announcement. Maikel García was optioned to Triple-A Omaha to open an active roster spot, while the team transferred outfielder Edward Olivares from the 10-day to the 60-day injured list to create a spot on the 40-man roster. Eaton is up for the second time…

    Aug 4 · MLB Trade Rumors Royals Nate Eaton
  • Royals Select Michael Massey's Contract

    The Kansas City Royals selected infielder Michael Massey's contract on Wednesday from Triple-A Omaha. Massey, 24, previously made his Major League debut this season, collecting three hits in eight plate appearances for the Royals. In 143 plate appearances with Kansas City's Triple-A affiliate, he hit .325 with a .392 on-base percentage, seven home runs and four stolen bases. With Whit Merrifield now a member of the Blue Jays, there's the potential for Massey to see consistent playing time if he can produce. The club also recalled catcher Sebastian Rivero from Double-A Northwest Arkansas and transferred left-handed pitcher Angel Zerpa to the 60-day injured list.

    Aug 3 · Source via Royals Michael Massey
  • Padres, Royals Swap Brent Rooker, Cam Gallagher

    The Padres have traded outfielder Brent Rooker to the Royals for catcher Cam Gallagher, according to Dennis Lin and Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. Rooker, 27, is an outfielder who has hit well at every level he’s played, with the notable exception of the big leagues. Drafted by the Twins in 2017, he made it to the…

    Aug 2 · MLB Trade Rumors Padres Royals Cam Gallagher Brent Rooker
  • Whit Merrifield Traded To Toronto

    Kansas City Royals second baseman Whit Merrifield has been traded to the Toronto Blue Jays. This is a bit of an odd move considering Merrifield's vaccination status. All players who play in Toronto must be vaccinated and Merrifield missed a series earlier in Toronto due to his status. Regardless, the Royals will receive infielders Samad Taylor and Max Castillo in exchange for Merrifield. Sadly, the Royals didn't get a great return on Merrifield due to his down year he's having at the plate. Right now, Merrifield is slashing .240/.290/.352 with six home runs and 15 stolen bases through 95 games. Possibly, a move to Toronto will help increase his fantasy value. The Blue Jays do have a better lineup, so Merrifield might get more chances with runners in scoring position.

    Aug 2 · Source via Royals Blue Jays Whit Merrifield
  • Bobby Witt Jr. Back In Action Tuesday

    Kansas City Royals rookie shortstop Bobby Witt Jr. (hand) is back at shortstop and is hitting second on Tuesday against the Chicago White Sox and right-hander Lucas Giolito. Witt sat out on Monday with a minor hand injury, but his fantasy managers will be able to get him back into their lineups on Tuesday. The 22-year-old has played in only five games since the All-Star break because of nagging injuries, and he's gone 5-for-19 (.263) with a homer, four RBI, three runs scored and three stolen bases in that time. Overall, the first-year MLB player is slashing .255/.299/.452 with 14 home runs, 51 RBI, 51 runs scored and 20 stolen bases. Get the youngster back in your lineups in single-year formats.

    Aug 2 · Source via Royals Bobby Witt Jr.
  • Royals Won't Trade Zack Greinke

    Kansas City Royals future Hall of Famer Zack Greinke could probably help a contending team this year, but the Royals have decided not to deal him. The rebuilding Royals will keep the 38-year-old veteran around to close out the 2022 season. In 17 starts (87 2/3 innings), Greinke has gone 3-6 with a 4.41 ERA, 1.30 WHIP, 50 strikeouts and 18 walks. He still has pinpoint control with his pitches, but a career-low 13.4 percent strikeout rate has made Greinke pretty much useless in fantasy towards the end of his career. He would've been a bit more intriguing if pitching for a contender the rest of the way, but it looks like that won't be happening.

    Aug 2 · Source via Royals Zack Greinke
  • D-Backs, Royals To Swap Luke Weaver For Emmanuel Rivera

    The Royals and Diamondbacks are nearing agreement on a deal that’ll send right-hander Luke Weaver to Kansas City for infielder Emmanuel Rivera, reports John Gambadoro of 98.7FM radio in Phoenix (Twitter link). More to come.

    Aug 1 · MLB Trade Rumors Royals Diamondbacks Emmanuel Rivera Luke Weaver
  • Bobby Witt Jr. To Sit Out On Monday

    Kansas City Royals shortstop Bobby Witt Jr. (hamstring, hand) was hit by a pitch in the hand and forced to exit early during Sunday's game. Now, the Royals are going to play it safe and keep Witt out of the lineup for Monday's contest. He has been dealing with a hamstring issue as well, so the Royals don't want to risk it. This doesn't sound like the type of injury that is going to force Witt to the injured list. Fantasy managers should expect Witt back in the lineup within the next day or two.

    Aug 1 · Source via Royals Bobby Witt Jr.
  • Royals Acquire Anthony Misiewicz

    The Mariners announced that they have traded left-hander Anthony Misiewicz to the Royals for cash considerations. The lefty had been designated for assignment yesterday. Misiewicz, 27, seemed to have a nice breakout during the 2020 season, throwing 20 innings out of Seattle’s bullpen during that shortened campaign with a 4.05 ERA, with a 28% ground…

    Aug 1 · MLB Trade Rumors Royals Mariners Anthony Misiewicz
  • Bobby Witt Jr. Returns Against Yankees

    Kansas City Royals rookie shortstop Bobby Witt Jr. (hamstring) is back in the starting lineup on Saturday against New York Yankees left-hander Nestor Cortes, serving as the designated hitter and batting second in the lineup. Fantasy managers were beginning to wonder if Witt would require a trip to the injured list after he missed the last five games with a hamstring injury, but he'll return on Saturday after ramping up baseball activities on Friday. The 22-year-old's five-category upside makes him an everyday starter in single-year fantasy leagues. In his first big-league season, he's hitting .258/.301/.459 with 14 long balls, 51 RBI, 51 runs scored and 20 stolen bases in 353 at-bats.

    Jul 30 · Source via Royals Bobby Witt Jr.
  • Salvador Perez Blasts Homer In Return

    Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez returned to the lineup with a bang during Friday's contest against the New York Yankees. The veteran catcher had been sidelined since June 24th due to the fact he needed surgery on his thumb. Now, Perez is back and wasted little time making his presence known. He went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run during the loss to the Yankees. The 424-foot blast came in the fifth inning off ace pitcher Gerrit Cole. The 32-year-old is hitting .211/.254/.436 with 12 homers and 37 RBI this season. Hopefully this game was a sign of good things to come for Perez.

    Jul 30 · Source via Royals Salvador Perez
  • Bobby Witt Jr. Remains Out Friday

    Kansas City Royals rookie shortstop Bobby Witt Jr. (hamstring) is still out of the starting lineup on Friday against the New York Yankees. Witt will miss his fifth straight game with a hamstring injury, but he's expected to avoid a trip to the injured list. If the 22-year-old can't return at some point this weekend, that could change quickly. It remains to be seen if he'll be available off the bench on Friday. Shortstop prospect Maikel Garcia was called up from the minors this week and started in his first MLB game on Thursday, going 0-for-4 with a strikeout. Garcia has struck out twice in his first five plate appearances. With Witt out again, he's starting at the 6 and hitting eighth against Yankees right-hander Gerrit Cole on Friday.

    Jul 29 · Source via Royals Bobby Witt Jr.
  • Salvador Perez Reinstated From Injured List

    The Kansas City Royals reinstated catcher Salvador Perez (thumb) from the injured list on Friday and optioned infielder Emmanuel Rivera to Triple-A Omaha in a corresponding move. Perez is back behind the plate and is batting third on Friday against New York Yankees right-hander Gerrit Cole. The 32-year-old veteran had surgery to fix the UCL in his left thumb on June 24, and he was originally expected to be out around eight weeks. Fantasy managers will be hoping that Perez can be more consistent at the plate than he was in the first half of the season, when he slashed .211/.254/.426 with 11 home runs, 34 RBI and 25 runs scored in 236 plate appearances over 57 games.

    Jul 29 · Source via Royals Salvador Perez
  • Brady Singer Strikes Out 10 Yankees In No-Decision

    Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Brady Singer was outstanding on Thursday as he held the Yankees to one hit over seven-scoreless frames. Unfortunately his offense couldn't muster up any support as he settled for a no-decision in what ended being a 1-0 walk-off win for New York. Singer struck out 10 on the evening and walked just one batter in his 99-pitch effort, giving him a superb 22/3 K/BB over his last two games combined. The 25-year-old is starting to put it together in his third big-league season as he currently sits with a 3.51 ERA and 1.13 WHIP with 91 K through 84 2/3 innings of work. Singer will look to keep up his momentum for his next scheduled start versus the White Sox next week.

    Jul 29 · Source via Royals Brady Singer
  • Salvador Perez Expected To Rejoin Team Soon

    Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez (thumb) should get some more at-bats in a minor league game on Thursday, but manager Mike Matheny said that Perez is tracking towards a return to the team soon. Perez began a rehab assignment with Triple-A Omaha on Tuesday after taking batting practice over the weekend, and there's a chance the 32-year-old backstop could return to the Royals lineup at some point this weekend. He's been out since June 24 after having surgery on his left thumb. Perez was initially anticipated to miss around eight weeks, but it looks like he'll return well before that timetable. When he's activated, he'll return to a .211/.254/.426 slash line, 11 home runs, 34 RBI and 25 runs scored this year.

    Jul 28 · Source via Royals Salvador Perez
  • Bobby Witt Jr. Still Out Against Yankees

    Kansas City Royals rookie shortstop Bobby Witt Jr. (hamstring) remains out of the starting lineup on Thursday against the New York Yankees. Witt will miss his fourth straight game, but he did some running on Wednesday and has a good chance of avoiding a stay on the injured list. The Royals recalled infielder Maikel Garcia from Double-A Northwest Arkansas, and he will make his first MLB start at shortstop while hitting eighth against Yankees right-hander Jameson Taillon on Thursday. Garcia made his big-league debut on July 15 against the Toronto Blue Jays and struck out in his only plate appearance. The team's No. 19 prospect, per MLB Pipeline, was hitting .291/.369/.409 with four home runs, 33 RBI, 63 runs scored and 27 stolen bases in 78 games for Northwest Arkansas before his call-up.

    Jul 28 · Source via Royals Bobby Witt Jr.
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