The Kansas City Royals just announced that they are optioning outfielder Edward Olivares back to Triple-A Omaha on their off day today. A corresponding roster move will be announced tomorrow (and this article will be updated when they do so). Now, if you’ll allow for some editorializing here: That the Royals would be optioning someone who profiles as a backup outfielder back to Triple-A might make sense in a vacuum.
Gotta love Adalberto Mondesí announcing his return with a reeeal long home run. ICYMI, Brady Singer has a sore shoulder: Royals starter Brady Singer had allowed just one run in three innings during Wednesday afternoon’s series finale against the Tigers at Kauffman Stadium when he was removed from the game as a precautionary measure because of right posterior shoulder tightness, the club announced. Singer had thrown just 51 pitches, and his velocity hadn’t dipped on either his sinker or slider.
Detroit Tigers pitcher Casey Mize was frustrated with an umpire Tuesday night during his outing against the Kansas City Royals amid MLB’s crackdown on foreign substances. While the league’s new guidance for players and umpires is set to go into effect Monday, Mize was forced to change gloves because of the color. Mize said umpire John Tumpane told him to switch out the glove.