Kansas City Royals Reintegrate Players from Injured List and Make Roster Moves

Kansas City Royals Reinstate Eight Players from Injured List

November 2: The Kansas City Royals have reinstated eight players from the 60-day injured list. Left-handed pitchers Jake Brentz, Kris Bubic, Austin Cox, and Daniel Lynch IV, right-handed pitcher Josh Staumont, infielder Vinnie Pasquantino, and catcher Freddy Fermín are now back in action. This procedural move was made as the offseason begins, ensuring that these players are ready for the upcoming season.

While Bubic, Cox, Staumont, and Lynch may require additional rehabilitation time during spring training, the rest of the players are expected to be fully healthy and ready to start the 2024 season.

Outfielder Nate Eaton Designated for Assignment

November 2: Outfielder Nate Eaton has been designated for assignment by the Kansas City Royals. This move was necessary to create a roster spot for the reinstated injured players in the 40-man pool. Eaton, who began the 2023 season with the Royals, spent most of the year with Triple-A Omaha after being drafted in late May. He had limited success at the major league level but performed well in Omaha. Currently, Eaton is playing for the Tigres Del Licey in the Dominican Winter League.

Kansas City Royals Roster Now Complete

With the recent moves, the Kansas City Royals have finalized their roster for the upcoming season. The team now has a complete 40-man roster.

Injury Updates

LHP Daniel Lynch IV (Left Shoulder Strain)

Expected Return: 2024

Daniel Lynch IV had a challenging season, making only nine starts with a 4.64 ERA for the Kansas City Royals. He began the year on the disabled list due to a left rotator cuff strain and ended it with a similar injury. However, Lynch was able to participate in a rehab outing with Triple-A Omaha before the season concluded. He is currently continuing his progression in Arizona and is expected to pitch in the Dominican Winter League before spring training, aiming to secure a spot in the rotation.

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LHP Austin Cox (Left Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tear)

Expected Return: 2024

Austin Cox suffered a left ACL tear, along with damage to his ACL and meniscus, in early September. He underwent surgery on September 21 and is expected to require nine months to a year for recovery. Cox returned to the Kansas City clubhouse in the final week of the season to begin his rehabilitation. The 26-year-old rookie finished his first major league season with a 4.54 ERA in 24 appearances, including three starts for the Royals.

More Injury Updates

RHP Josh Staumont (Thoracic Outlet Syndrome Surgery)

Expected Return: 2024

Josh Staumont’s 2023 season was cut short due to a neck strain in June, followed by a setback during his recovery. Further tests revealed that he required thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) surgery, which he underwent in early August. The timetable for his return remains uncertain, but Staumont spent the rest of the season rehabbing in Kansas City.

LHP Kris Bubic (Left Elbow Surgery)

Expected Return: 2024

Kris Bubic opted for ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction surgery on April 21. He has been rehabbing in Kansas City but will continue his recovery in California, where he resides during the offseason. Typically, pitchers return approximately a year after Tommy John surgery, so Bubic could potentially rejoin the Royals during the 2024 season.

Last updated: November 2

Information taken from Kansas City Royals


2 Responses

  1. It’s great to see the Kansas City Royals bringing back their injured players and making necessary roster moves. Looking forward to seeing them back in action and giving their best on the field. Go Royals!

  2. I’m glad to see the Kansas City Royals taking the necessary steps to reintegrate their players from the injured list. It’s important for the team’s success to have all their key players healthy and back in action. Additionally, the roster moves show that the Royals are actively working towards optimizing their team composition and performance. Exciting times ahead for Kansas City!

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