Nothing is certain, but the uncertainty of the Royals' rotation almost certainly will lead to changes.
The Royals had hoped to have Felipe Paulino return from the disabled list and back in the major league rotation this week. Instead, Paulino has a torn ligament in his pitching elbow, and he is likely headed for surgery.
Starting pitchers Vin Mazzaro, Luis Mendoza and Jonathan Sanchez were treated none too kindly by the Cardinals, who swept Kansas City in a weekend series at Kauffman Stadium. The trio was charged with 17 runs in 11 13 innings.
Everett Teaford is the leading candidate to be recalled Wednesday from Class AAA Omaha to start against the Rays. He was 0-1 with a 5.73 ERA in three appearances, including one start, for Kansas City earlier this season.
Doug Davis is also being considered for a move into the rotation. The 36-year-old veteran, who signed a minor league contract with the Royals on May 12, was selected the Pacific Coast League pitcher of the week Monday, hav...