Royals News Report
I come bearing news that does not involve Lebron James. Is that even legal? Here's some Royals news that may or may not ease your brain a little bit.
One of the most irreplaceable players for the Kansas City Royals is likely out until after the All Star Break with a sprained wrist. The MRI came back negative, and is not expected to miss an extended period of time. This was good news for the Royals as the outfielder that is filling in for Gordon is a 42-year old has been that hasn't had a decent year since 2010.
Mike Moustakas is back in the lineup after sitting two straight games due to a stomach virus. Moose will bat sixth tonight against Anibal Sanchez.
Jason Vargas will miss 3-4 weeks after having his appendix removed. Bruce Chen is likely to make his first start since coming off of the DL. I know, you're probably very excited.
Louis Coleman was recalled from AAA. His performance last night was a summary of why he was down there in the first place.
Nori Aoki has been reinstated to the 25-man roster, and will bat leadoff (UGH) tonight against Aniabl Sanchez and the Tigers. Aoki suffered a groin injury, and has been out for about three weeks. It's safe to say that Nori Aoki is an unwanted commodity in Kansas City right now, unless your name is Dayton Moore.
Christian Colon will head back to Omaha. Colon was 4-12 with three XBH in his first big league stint. Tough to see a guy like that go down.
Kyle Zimmer has been cleared to resume throwing next week. Rejoice! Our wonder prospect lives to pitch another day.
No news, but he provides veteran leadership, so there's that.
Robbed of an All Star game by Eric Aybar. Aybar is replacing Alex Gordon in the 2014 All Star game. I've been told that Gordon will attend, but due to his sprained wrist, he will not play.
Team as a whole:
Now 5.5 games back of the Detroit Tigers after last nights obliteration. In short: Do better, Royals. Do better.