Scott Alexander is the casualty of the day, heading to the 10-day disabled list for the Royals after suffering a hamstring injury. This is a hearty blow to Kanas City’s bullpen depth. Alexander has been one of the most reliable arms the Royals have this season, earning a 1.26 ERA over 14 1⁄3 innings.
To replace the 27-year old in the meantime, the Royals have called up middle reliever Jake Junis. Over four starts, Junis posted a 3.52 ERA while pitching in Triple-A Omaha.
While it’s unclear if there’s the potential of a more severe problem in Alexander’s future, for now the Royals will only have to be without him for just a cup of coffee. Alexander will be eligible to return to Kansas City on May 18th.
Here’s what else is happening in the American League Central:
- MLB upholds Miguel Sano’s stupid one-day suspension.
- Ever wonder what was happening for the Chicago White Sox about 100 year ago? Now you no longer have to wonder.
- The Tigers have officially named Justin Wilson their closer.
- So...what’s poppin’ with Mike Clevinger?
- The Twins have designated Michael Tonkin for assignment.
- Is there still potential for David Robertson to be traded to Washington?
- Detroit pitcher Shane Greene is low key dominating.
- Cleveland has recalled Yandy Diaz.
- Missing: Lorenzo Cain’s power.
- Here’s a take hotter than the sun: Joe Mauer is the absolute worst.
- Chicago places Nate Jones on the DL and call up David Holmberg.
- The MLB draft is an exciting time for literally everyone but Tigers fans.
- Jose Ramirez using this virtual reality headset is everything good and joyful pure in the world and you should watch it right now.
- Jorge Soler has been activated from his rehab assignment.