With Danny Duffy returning from the disabled list, a corresponding move had to be made. Ned Yost chose to send Glenn Sparkman back down to the Omaha Storm Chasers. Sparkman will be with the Kansas City Royals in this 2018 season, as he is likely to be a September call up.
When it was announced that Danny Duffy would be returning from the disabled list today, there needed to be a corresponding move made. The corresponding move was to move Glenn Sparkman back to Omaha with the Triple A Storm Chasers. But, that will not be the last we see of Glenn Sparkman on the Kansas City Royals in the 2018 season.
For those who are unfamiliar with the way that September call ups work, once September rolls around, teams are able to expand their roster to include anyone on their 40-man roster. Most teams do not typically take advantage of all 40 roster spots, but they will call up a small handful.
Because the Kansas City Royals have been officially eliminated from the postseason, they have nothing to lose. Though no one ever really wants to see a team composed of mainly minor league guys, it could be beneficial to call a few extra young guys up and give them a few opportunities in the last stretch of the season.
Sparkman will be one of the players that will for sure be getting a call. Until then, it is likely he will start two games in Omaha before returning to the Royals.
Sparkman on the season
Glenn Sparkman has started two games for the Kansas City Royals on the 2018 season, and he has appeared in ten. He has an overall record of 7-3 in the minors on the season, starting 22 total games between Northwest Arkansas and Omaha.
In the Major Leagues, his ERA is high, sitting at 5.25. But, his minor league ERA on the season is 3.96. On his career, it sits at 2.97. The 26 year old is likely to get some more chances with the Kansas City Royals, starting in September.