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|Games Played By Position|
|07/25/2014||Jose Reyes, SS TOR||Kyle Zimmer, SP KC|
Ryan Goins, 2B TOR
Taylor Guerrieri, SP TB
|07/25/2014||Kyle Zimmer, SP KC|
Albert Almora, CF CHC
|Victor Martinez, DH DET|
|07/24/2014||Steven Moya, LF DET|
Gio Gonzalez, SP WAS
Noah Syndergaard, SP NYM
Jake Odorizzi, SP TB
Trevor Rosenthal, RP STL
|D.J. Peterson, 3B SEA|
Chase Utley, 2B PHI
Kyle Zimmer, SP KC
Carlos Correa, SS HOU
Jay Bruce, RF CIN
|Kyle Zimmer to resume throwing Monday |
|by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com|
(7/13/14) Royals top pitching prospect Kyle Zimmer, who's been out since late May with a strained lat, will start throwing Monday in Arizona, reports the Kansas City Star. The Royals hope Zimmer, their first pick in the 2012 draft, will pitch some one-inning outings in the minors later this year.
|Kyle Zimmer to resume throwing next week |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(7/9/14) Royals starting pitcher prospect Kyle Zimmer (lat strain) will begin throwing next week, according to Baseball America. He should be back in action in 3-4 weeks.
|Kyle Zimmer set to resume throwing program |
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
(7/8/14) Royals pitching prospect Kyle Zimmer has been cleared to resume a throwing program after an MRI on his ailing back taken last week came back clean, according to Fox Sports. He had been shelved in May after experiencing discomfort and it was learned he had sustained a muscle strain.
Zimmer has since rehabbed and rested at the team's spring training complex in Arizona. His best-case scenario now would be to complete the throwing program in about four weeks and finish the regular season pitching in the minor leagues.
|Kyle Zimmer to resume throwing in mid-July |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(6/25/14) Royals pitching prospect Kyle Zimmer is expected to resume his throwing program around July 15, the Kansas City Star reports.
Zimmer, the No. 5 overall pick in the 2012 rookie draft, was shut down at the end of May due to a muscle strain in the back of his right shoulder. His winter throwing program also came to an abbreviated end due to shoulder soreness, and he missed spring training with biceps tendinitis. If his recovery goes well, the Royals plan to give Zimmer some work in the Arizona Fall League.
|Kyle Zimmer shut down |
|by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com|
(5/27/14) Royals top pitching prospect Kyle Zimmer has been shut down due to a lat strain and won't play catch for six to eight weeks, reports the Kansas City Star. The Royals had hoped Zimmer would be ready to join Double-A Northwest Arkansas by now, so this is a major setback.
|You'll want to look beyond the numbers with Kyle Zimmer. He had trouble keeping the ball down during a rough patch at high Class A Wilmington early in the season, resulting in a 4.82 ERA in 18 starts at that level. His 1.93 ERA, 0.86 WHIP and 13.0 strikeouts per nine innings in four starts after his promotion to Double-A Northwest Arkansas, though obviously too good to be true, are more indicative of his abilities. He'll have to tighten up his mechanics to avoid the peaks and valleys going forward, but in terms of pure stuff, he's a scout's dream, boasting a fastball that can reach triple digits and a secondary arsenal good enough to give him 11.1 strikeouts per nine innings in his first 31 minor-league starts. In a year when they intend to contend, the Royals have several potential pitfalls in their starting rotation, so a midseason promotion for Zimmer isn't outside the realm of possibility. He isn't equipped for a big workload, though, and is at best second in line behind Yordano Ventura, so consider his prospects better for the future than the present.
(Updated 1/14/14) |
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|7/25/14||CLE||8:10 pm||Josh Tomlin|
|7/26/14||CLE||7:10 pm||Zach McAllister|
|7/27/14||CLE||2:10 pm||Danny Salazar|
|7/29/14||MIN||8:10 pm||Phil Hughes|
|7/30/14||MIN||8:10 pm||Kevin Correia|
|7/31/14||MIN||8:10 pm||Kyle Gibson|
|8/1/14||@ OAK||9:35 pm||Sonny Gray|
= probable start