Kansas City Royals Week Three Review: Who’s Hot, Who’s Not

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1. Kelvin Herrera

This spot is not due to Kelvin Herrera’s performance on the field, although allowing six baserunners in 2.2 innings of work is not even close to ideal. Instead, this is for his actions of the past week, and what they could mean to the Kansas City Royals going forward.

First, Herrera was suspended for five games because he threw behind Brett Lawrie during the tensions from the series with the A’s. He is appealing the suspension, and was likely to see a reduction in his sentence by a game or two. Then, Herrera was suspended another two games for his actions in the brawl with the White Sox on Thursday.

While it is understandable, and laudable, that Kelvin Herrera would want to defend his teammates, the fact that he found himself in a position to be suspended again just was not smart. Now, instead of seeing his suspension reduced, Herrera is likely to miss that full week of action, costing the Kansas City Royals their primary set up man now that Greg Holland is on the disabled list.

There is a time and a place to be involved in such an altercation. Kelvin Herrera picked the wrong time.

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