A day after Everett Teaford made the spot start for Danny Duffy, he was sent to triple-A Omaha after going four innings with a no-decision against the Minnesota Twins. Teaford was 0-1 with a 5.73 ERA in three outings in 2012.
Nate Adcock, who spent all of 2011 in Kansas City after being selected in the rule-5 draft returns to the big league club. So far season for the Storm Chasers his numbers are solid going 3-1 with a 1.37 ERA in four games. In 2011, Adcock’s numbers were 1-1 and a 4.62 ERA in 24 games including three starts.
The move might suggest Duffy may miss another start for KC since Adcock is joining the team on full rest. Another name that was probably considered was Vin Mazzaro who’s also in the starting rotation in Omaha, pitched Friday taking the loss at Memphis 5-4.
Fortunately for the Royals, with Saturday’s game being rained out in everyone will get the day off which includes a bullpen that’s worked a lot this season. Unfortunately the team won’t have another day off until May 10 after the Boston Red Sox visit Kauffman Stadium.
Depending on how he is used Adcock should have value for Kansas City but I sense this move is more than adding another longman to the bullpen. I’d expect at least one start giving Duffy more time to rest. It will then be interesting if Adcock becomes goes to long-relief or if he returns to Omaha.
What are your thoughts on this roster move being made for the Royals today? Do you like it? Worried about Duffy? Let us know in the comments below and thanks for reading.