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Kansas City Royals
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Ryan Verdugo's big league debut Tuesday night eerily resembled Jonathan Sanchez's final start a day earlier for the Royals.
That's not what Kansas City was hoping for.
Verdugo, a 25-year-old left-hander, gave up six runs on eight hits and two walks without making it through two innings of a 9-6 loss to the Seattle Mariners.
Sanchez gave up seven runs in 1 1-3 innings in a loss Monday to the Mariners and was designated for assignment Tuesday.
After retiring the first two batters, Verdugo gave up four straight hits, including Justin Smoak's two-run homer. He failed to get out of the second when he surrendered three more runs on four hits.
''Ryan got the two outs and I thought `Here we go,' and then it kind of caved in on him,'' Royals manager Ned Yost said. ''When he got hurt it was on pitches up. He's basically a two-pitch pitcher and he was able to throw his curveball but he was leaving the fastball up.''
Verdugo and Sanc...
BEST OF MAXIM
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Kansas City Royals optioned left-hander Ryan Verdugo to Triple-A Omaha on Wednesday after he was hit hard in his big league debut.
Verdugo gave up six runs on eight hits and two walks in 1 2-3 innings of a 9-6 loss Tuesday to Seattle.
The Royals recalled Cuban left-hander Francisley Bueno, who was 1-4 with a 2.88 ERA in 31 relief appearances with Omaha...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Justin Smoak and Michael Saunders each hit two-run homers and the Seattle Mariners beat the Kansas City Royals 9-6 Tuesday night.
Every Mariners starter had at least one hit. Jesus Montero went 3 for 4 and drove in two runs.
Smoak homered with Montero aboard in the three-run first inning. It was the second straight game Smoak homered in the first. Montero...
Left-hander Jonathan Sanchez's nightmarish tenure with the Royals finally ended Tuesday, not long after a cascade of boos rained down on him in his last start Monday, boos that rivaled in intensity those delivered at Kauffman Stadium toward Robinson Cano at the Home Run Derby.
The Royals designated Sanchez for assignment, less than 24 hours after he was rocked for seven runs...
On Tuesday afternoon, the Kansas City Royals designated left-handed starter Jonathan Sanchez for assignment. The Royals, of course, acquired Sanchez and right-handed pitcher Ryan Verdugo from the San Francisco Giants over the winter, in exchange for Melky Cabrera. At the time, the trade came in for criticism and praise on both sides, which suggested it was a fair deal. Obviously...
The truth is, I feel bad for Jonathan Sanchez.
The dude didn’t get the fairest of shakes from the Giants. His development was never really the same with the jimmy-jack from starting to relieving to back to starting. And as talented as he was, you never really knew if his problems with control stemmed from that at all.
But, at the end of the day, he was a pitcher who had poor...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Kansas City Royals have designated struggling starter Jonathan Sanchez for assignment.
The Royals announced the move before Tuesday night's game against the Seattle Mariners.
Sanchez was 1-6 with a 7.76 ERA in 12 starts. The left-hander, who threw a no-hitter for San Francisco in July 2009, gave up seven runs in 1 1-3 innings in Monday night's...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- One week ago, Kauffman Stadium was filled with boos intended to support the Royals' hometown guy. On Monday night, the hometown guy was the recipient.
Jonathan Sanchez allowed the first five Seattle batters he faced to score and gave up seven runs before getting yanked in the second inning. The Mariners took advantage of the rare offensive outburst and...
Jonathan Sanchez, the primary player involved in the trade that sent Melky Cabrera to the Giants, has done little for the Kansas City Royals, so the Royals essentially replaced him on the roster with the minor-league player acquired in the Cabrera trade -- Ryan Verdugo. Verdugo was scheduled to make his major-league debut Tuesday. Sanchez has been designated for assignment after...
The trade -- outfielder Melky Cabrera to the San Francisco Giants for left-hander Jonathan Sanchez and minor league lefty Ryan Verdugo -- seemingly made sense for the Kansas City Royals when it was announced last Nov. 7. Sure, Cabrera was coming off a career year in which he batted .305 with 44 doubles and 201 hits. However, the Royals needed starting pitching, and Sanchez had...
Well then, I bet no one would have imagined in April that this would happen. The Kansas City Royals have designated starting pitcher Jonathan Sanchez for assignment. The Royals have also recalled Ryan Verdugo and Vin Mazzaro, and will start Verdugo tonight in Kansas City against the Mariners.
Kansas City traded for Sanchez this offseason, dealing Melky Cabrera to the San Francisco...
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After flaunting a 2.56 ERA at the end of May, Sanchez has been hit with a dose of reality, getting rocked for 30 runs in his past seven outings, five of which have resulted in losses for the Marlins. Sanchez's upcoming slate, however, should provide a platform to bounce back, taking on middling offenses in the Pirates and Cubbies...
(AP) -- The Seattle Mariners' offense has been quite a mystery over the last week, piling up runs one game and failing to produce the next.
The biggest unknown for the Mariners' game in Kansas City on Tuesday night, however, is the Royals' stating pitcher.
Seattle (38-53) has split its last six games, combining for 23 runs in the wins while scoring three in the defeats...