Royals shut down Jakob Junis for final two weeks of the season

The Kansas City Star
Royals shut down Jakob Junis for final two weeks of the season
Royals shut down Jakob Junis for final two weeks of the season

Royals shut down Jakob Junis for final two weeks of the season The Royals have shut down right-handed pitcher Jakob Junis for the remainder of the season because of his increased workload and fatigue. Left-hander Eric Skoglund, who most recently pitched out of the bullpen, will take Junis' s spot in the rotation and start Friday night's game in Minnesota. Royals manager Ned Yost raised the possibility of shutting down Junis following his start on Sunday against the Houston Astros. Junis gave up five runs in 2 2/3 innings in that start. Skoglund pitched four innings in relief in that game. Junis finished the season with 9-14 record and a 5.24 ERA, a .276 opponent's batting average and a 1.43 WHIP

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