Royals Report: 5 Things About The Bust In The Bronx
By John Viril
2). Scott Alexander Sighting
The Royals called up pitcher Scott Alexander after examination showed Kris Medlen needed to go to the 15-day disabled list. He joined the team in New York Thursday afternoon and immediately saw action with the KC Royals down by four runs in the eighth inning.
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The 26-year-old lefty reliever pitched a clean inning with one strikeout in his 2016 debut. His only other major league experience came in four September appearances with the 2015 Royals.
The unheralded Alexander was a sixth round draft pick of the Kansas City Royals in 2010 from Sonoma State University (CA). He steadily rose through the system before getting his first taste of major-league action last season. He turns 27 in July.
Alexander isn’t a prospect that anyone has gotten excited about, getting ignored by pretty much every top prospect list. However, as a lefty reliever, he could enjoy a long career in the game if he can get same side hitters out.
Here’s to you hanging around a long time, Scott.
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