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AL Central: Royals move Scott Alexander to the DL

Check out what’s happening in the American League Central.

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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 13 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: