Kansas City Royals Rewind: Omar Infante Looks Like an All-Star

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1. Yohan Pino

With the Kansas City Royals starting rotation in a state of flux, especially with Yordano Ventura being placed on the disabled list, there was an opportunity to be seized. Yohan Pino, back to the Royals once again, was unable to take advantage of the chance.

Instead, in his outing against the Red Sox, Pino struggled mightily. In his 5.1 innings, Pino gave up six runs on eleven hits and a walk. Yes, five of those runs came in a disastrous second inning, but he still struggled to get anything going against the Red Sox.

Yet, Pino’s outing was not a complete debacle. Even though the Royals lost, Pino was able to pitch into the sixth, helping to save the bullpen. Yes, this was not what the Royals were hoping for, especially as they were looking for someone to fill Ventura’s place in the rotation, but it could have been a lot worse.

Yohan Pino had a chance to step up and potentially claim a spot in the Kansas City Royals rotation, even if it was a temporary stay. However, he just was not able to take advantage of the opportunity.

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