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AL Central: Matt Strahm sustained patellar tendon tear

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Royals pitcher Matt Strahm has been diagnosed with a patellar tendon tear. The lefty exited the first game of the Royals / Twins doubleheader on Saturday after pitching just one inning. While he’s on the 10-day DL for now, the timetable for Strahm’s return is foreseeably longer. Yankees rookie Dustin Fowler ruptured his patellar tendon his his first career game ever last week, with a recovery time of 7-8 months. Even without surgery, there’s still an extended recovery period. Strahm will seek a second opinion.

The knee injury could explain the 25-year old’s lacking stats this season, pitching a 5.45 ERA this year in 34.2 innings of work.

Right handed pitcher Miguel Almonte has been called up from Triple-A Omaha to take his place.

Here’s what else is goin’ down in the American League Central: