Kansas City Royals: The latest on team roster moves
The Kansas City Royals made three roster moves today, as tweeted by MLB.com’s Jeffrey Flanagan. The moves involved Blaine Boyer, Glenn Sparkman, and Jorge Soler.
The Kansas City Royals dismal 2018 season has fans looking forward to the end of the season. The moves made today have some fans hoping it will come even quicker.
We’ll start with Jorge Soler. We gave an update not long ago on his progress returning from injury. As of today, he has been shifted onto the 60-day disabled list from the 10-day. It’s obvious the injury must have been more serious than most hoped.
But, this isn’t a bad move. It would not make much sense to try and bring Soler back to play this season when there is no hope for a postseason appearance. It is better to let him recover and return to the squad in 2019 when the team will hopefully feature a whole new cast on a young, rebuilt roster.
Blaine Boyer was sidelined due to a lower back strain since the end of May. He rehabbed with both the Northwest Arkansas Naturals and the Omaha Storm Chasers. And now, he is ready again for big league action.
His 2018 statistics are not the greatest. His 2-0 record looks good, but his ERA fo 11.76 isn’t stellar. Through 20.2 innings of work, he’s struck out 9.
He’s only signed on for this year, and at 37 years old, it’s likely he will not be a part of the future plans for the Kansas City Royals.
The 26 year old Glenn Sparkman was optioned to the Omaha Storm Chasers today after he was called up in early July. He was picked up by the Kansas City Royals in July of 2017 after the Toronto Blue Jays designated him for assignment.
His time in Kansas City was short lived, and he only appeared in eight games. Through 16 innings of relief work, he yielded an ERA of 5.06. Optioning Sparkman down was the corresponding move to reinstating Blaine Boyer from the disabled list.