Found June 22, 2012 on
The Kansas City Royals have been dealt another injury blow as Felipe Paulino has been diagnosed with a torn UCL in his right elbow. Paulino will likely require season ending Tommy John surgery, joining fellow Royals pitchers Danny Duffy, Joakim Soria and Blake Woods to undergo the surgery in 2012. The news comes at a terrible time for Paulino, as the five year veteran is in the midst of his best season in the Majors. He is 3-1 on the season in seven starts, with an excellent 1.67 ERA and 9.3 SO/9 rate. Perhaps most impressive is the fact that two of his three wins this season came against the Yankees, in addition to quality starts against the Orioles, Athletics and Twins.      

Red Alert: Paulino to have Tommy John Surgery

Are the Royals to blame? Felipe Paulino is expected to undergo Tommy John surgery after tearing his UCL during a rehab start for Northwest Arkansas according to Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star. This marks the fourth pitcher expected to be on the opening day roster to undergo this surgery (Soria, Duffy and Blake Wood the others). Combined with  John Lamb about this time last year...

Royals' Paulino has torn ligament in right elbow

Right-hander Felipe Paulino was hoping to be back in the Kansas City rotation Monday but instead likely won't return to the mound until July 2013. Paulino has a torn ligament in his right elbow and is apparently headed for Tommy John surgery. He will see Dr. Lewis Yocum for a second opinion. If Paulino has the season-ending surgery, he would be the fourth Royal to require...

Choosing the Kansas City Royals’ backup catcher

Kansas City Royals fans are excited that the return of stud catcher Salvy Perez to the Royals lineup is imminent.  This creates a potential problem on the roster because they traded for Humberto Quintero when Perez got hurt in Spring Training, giving up a legitimate pitching prospect to do so.  No good MLB roster is constructed with 3 players who can only catch or DH, so the...

Royals lose Paulino to injury, get Perez off DL

Royals pitcher Felipe Paulino has a torn ligament in his right elbow, tempering the positive news that catcher Salvador Perez is finally coming off the disabled list. The Royals announced in a statement Friday that team doctors diagnosed Paulino with a torn ulnar collateral ligament, which usually requires season-ending reconstructive surgery. Paulino will get a second opinion from...

Perez off DL, Paulino diagnosed with torn elbow ligament

The Kansas City activated catcher Salvador Perez the 60-day disabled list, the club announced Friday. The Royals also announced that right-handed pitcher Felipe Paulino has been diagnosed by team doctors with a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. Paulino will receive a second opinion from Dr. Lewis Yocum. Paulino pitched three innings in a rehab start with Class...

Royals continue to struggle at bat vs. Cardinals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. Here's a thought: Maybe we've got this narrative all screwed up. Maybe it's not all about the Tommy John surgeries (which, admittedly, don't help), or the yo-yo pitching lines of Luke Hochevar (although those don't help either), or the fact the bullpen keeps getting worked over like a rented mule. Maybe it's this: After Saturday's 8...

Royals put three in Futures Game

The future continues to look bright with no clouds for the Royals. The Royals will have blue-chip prospects Wil Myers, Jake Odorizzi and Yordano Ventura in the 14th annual All-Star Futures Game, which will be played July 8 at Kauffman Stadium. The Royals are the only organization in baseball to place three players in the Futures Game. This will be the second straight year for...

New formula: Score less, win more

Go figure. After scoring seven runs in the series opener Monday at Houston and losing 9-7, the Royals scored four runs in the final two games at Minute Maid Park and won both. Bruce Chen and four relievers combined for a 2-1 victory Wednesday over the Astros. While the Royals' offense managed only four hits, they scored just enough runs for the pitching. Chen, working on three...

Developing: Blue Rocks Player Development Contract With the Royals at the End of the Season

While this probably isn't big news yet, The Wilmington Blue Rocks Player Development Contract with the Kansas City Royals ends after this season. The reason I don't think this will amount to anything is that the Royals and the Rocks have an outstanding relationship and from a geographical point of view, their are no Advanced A teams with contracts ending this year to move...

Wil Myers, Jake Odorizzi and Yordano Ventura to Futures Game

Wil Myers, Jake Odorizzi AND Yordano Ventura NAMED TO XM ALL-STAR FUTURES GAME ROSTER KANSAS CITY, MO (June 21, 2012) — Kansas City Royals prospects Wil Myers, Jake Odorizzi and Yordano Ventura today were named to the rosters for the 14th annual SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game.  The game, which will match Myers, Odorizzi and the U.S. squad against Ventura and the World...

Royals promote Bueno, DFA Colon

The Kansas City Royals called up left-handed pitcher Francisley Bueno from Class AAA Omaha and designated right-hander Roman Colon for assignment, reported Saturday. Bueno went 1-3 with a 2.85 ERA appeared in 25 games, striking out 38 batters in 41 innings pitched. Colon is 0-0 with a 6.75 ERA in eight innings of relief since being called up to the Royals June 14.

Cardinals-Royals Preview

Carlos Beltran admits it was an emotional time when the Kansas City Royals traded him eight years ago this weekend. However, it may be the Kauffman Stadium crowd that is feeling blue after he leaves town. Beltran returns to Kansas City for the first time Friday night when the St. Louis Cardinals open a three-game series against the Royals. After being drafted by Kansas City in...

Royals expecting a boost from Perez return

PAPILLION, Neb. And sometimes, if you wait long enough in this crazy game, karma comes back around. The Kansas City Royals have won three straight series. Over their last 10 games, they're 7-3. The Local Nine head into this weekend's dance card with St. Louis just four games behind first-place Cleveland in the loss column. The All-Star Game at Kauffman Stadium is almost...
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