Kris Medlen to begin rehab assignment on Friday

Pitcher Kris Medlen will begin a minor league rehab assignment on Friday with the Double-A Northwest Arkansas Travelers. Medlen is attempting to return to the majors after undergoing a second Tommy John surgery. As Medlen has started and operated out of the bullpen during his major league career it is unclear where his future is with the Royals. This past winter Medlen signed a...
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals’ Kris Medlen Making Progress After Tommy John Surgery

ATLANTA, GA – OCTOBER 03: Kris Medlen #54 of the Atlanta Braves pitches against the Los Angeles Dodgers during Game One of the National League Division Series at Turner Field on October 3, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) Kansas City Royals’ pitcher Kris Medlen is making progress toward joining the organization’s roster. Medlen was picked up by...
Via The Sports Journal
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals pitchers Medlen, Duffy making steps in comebacks

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Injured Royals pitchers Kris Medlen and Danny Duffy threw three innings apiece in a simulated game on Thursday, and both said everything went according to plan. Medlen has yet to pitch for Kansas City after undergoing his second Tommy John surgery last year. The Royals signed him knowing that he would be available for the second half this season if all went...
Via AP on Fox
26 days ago  |  Discuss

A Look at the Royals Pitching Options

We have officially entered the part of baseball season where everything starts to slow down. With 27 games in the book, sample sizes are starting to become a better picture of what a player is, and isnt. It is still small, far too small to judge a players true value but enough to notice a trend. The Royals are currently sitting 17-10 and are in first place in the AL Central...
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May 07, 2015  |  Discuss

5 Injured Pitchers Who Will Impact the 2nd Half

Baseball is finally back and with it comes another exciting season of fantasy baseball. By now most managers have drafted their teams and are locked and loaded with a roster that they’re sure is championship bound. But while it would definitely be nice to draft a “set and forget” team where victory is ensured straight out of the draft, we all know that it can never really happen...
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April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Grading The Kansas City Royals Offseason

The Kansas City Royals had a lot to be proud of as they walked off the field last season. Regardless of the fact they didn’t win the World Series, they were a team that was projected to be close to making the playoffs, and in fact did make it to the World Series. After a team has so much success, should they alter their lineup and bullpen to improve, or keep it relatively the...
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February 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Medlen sees Royals' style, ballpark and defense as great fit

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Kris Medlen watched from afar as the Royals rolled into the World Series. He appreciated their small-ball style, defense and ability to find ways to win. It compelled the free-agent pitcher to sign with Kansas City in December. "It's a great organization that's turned things around the past few years," Medlen said Friday at Royals FanFest. "Watching the playoffs...
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January 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Five Biggest Steals of Free Agency

We’ve seen the big name players go somewhat early on in free-agency. But there are some lesser-named players that were signed to smaller deals that could in fact turn out to be steals for the organization. Kris Medlen (SP) – Kansas City Royals – 2 years/$8.5 million Medlen tore his UCL in spring training prior to the 2014 season and needed season-ending Tommy John Surgery for...
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December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals Injury Update: New signing Kris Medlen not expected until second half

The Kansas City Royals head into this winter after a very successful 2014 season that left them just short of their first World Series championship since 1985.  In attempts to push them over the hump, the Royals have signed right-handed pitcher Kris Medlen, who is coming off Tommy John surgery. The benefits of the signing will not be immediate, though, as Medlen is not expected...
Via Sports Injury Alert
December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals see Kris Medlen as second half rotation piece

The Braves let pitcher Kris Medlen go this offseason to avoid paying him nearly $6 million in salary arbitration. There was some talk of the Braves re-signing him but that all officially ended on Thursday when the 29-year-old signed with the Royals. Medlen will earn $8.5 million on his two year deal with the Royals. More: Braves waste money signing Markakis The Royals will allow...
December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Once a rising star, Medlen gets another chance at stardom with Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Royals general manager Dayton Moore looked like a happy man Thursday. Moore had just introduced his latest signing, right-hander Kris Medlen, and this was anything but your typical splashy, big-monied, Hot Stove free-agent signing. This was a signing that pumped the scout's blood in Moore -- a risky-but-potentially-high-reward acquisition that energizes true baseball...
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December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals, Medlen agree to two-year, $8.5 million contract

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Former Atlanta right-hander Kris Medlen has agreed to an $8.5 million, two-year contract with the Kansas City Royals after missing last season while he recovered from Tommy John surgery. Medlen will make $2 million next year and $5.5 million in 2016 under the agreement announced Thursday and could earn up to $10 million in performance bonuses based on starts and...
Via AP on Fox
December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Kris Medlen and Royals agree to $8.5 million, 2-year deal

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Former Atlanta right-hander Kris Medlen has agreed to an $8.5 million, two-year contract with the Kansas City Royals after missing last season while he recovered from Tommy John surgery. Medlen will make $2 million next year and $5.5 million in 2016 under the agreement announced Thursday and could earn up to $10 million in performance bonuses based on starts...
Via AP on Fox
December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Kris Medlen signs with the Royals

The Royals announced this afternoon that they’ve signed Kris Medlen to a two-year deal worth $8.5 million with a mutual third-year option for $10 million. That’s such a reasonable deal and Medlen is such a good bounce back candidate that I’m finding myself pretty disappointed that the Pirates were seemingly not interested in Medlen at all this winter. I’m sure it’s all...
December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Medlen Agrees to Two-Year Deal With Royals

The Royals are not typically a team that spends a lot in the free agent market. They have already signed Kendrys Morales, Alex Rios and Edinson Volquez to deals and now the club has announced that they have agreed to a two-year deal with RHP Kris Medlen.   #Royals have signed free agent RHP Kris Medlen (@KrisMedlen54) to a 2-year deal with a mutual option for 2017. — Kansas City...
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December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals Add Pitcher Kris Medlen

  Ken Rosenthal reported on Thursday that the Royals have agreed with right-handed pitcher Kris Medlen on a 2 year deal. The 29 year old Medlen has previously had 2 rounds of Tommy John surgery, and missed the 2014 season due to the most recent. He will earn $2 million in 2015, $5.5 million in 2016 and there is a $10 million mutual option for 2017 or a $1 million buyout making...
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December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

10 best available 2015 MLB non-tenders

MLB’s deadline for tendering contracts to arbitration-eligible players and those who have yet to reach arbitration eligibility passed at midnight ET Tuesday night. Those who didn’t receive offers from their respective teams are now free agents, available to sign with any team. (Here is a complete list of the 2015 non-tenders, courtesy of MLB Trade Rumors.) Obviously, each...
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December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Dear teenage MLB reporters: please stop

There has been a growing, rage-inducing trend this MLB offseason. Numerous teenage MLB “reporters” are seeping into the fabric of the baseball rumor mill, and making the lives of beat reporters, fans, and national writers very, very difficult. Essentially, what these teens are doing is…well, I can’t even rationalize it, really. They’re throwing rumors pulled out of thin...
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December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Medlen, Beachy, Young let go ahead of deadline

NEW YORK (AP) Injured Atlanta pitchers Kris Medlen and Brandon Beachy, and New York Mets outfielder Eric Young Jr. were among the players allowed to become free agents when their teams decided not to offer 2015 contracts by Tuesday night's deadline. Los Angeles Angels infielder Gordon Beckham and Oakland first baseman Kyle Blanks also were among the players let go. More than 200...
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December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves non-tender Kris Medlen and Brandon Beachy

It was almost universally agreed that the Braves would tender contracts to pitchers Kris Medlen and Brandon Beachy. Except on Tuesday the Braves opted to not commit to either right hander who is both coming off their second Tommy John surgery. When healthy both pitchers have shown that they deserve a spot in the rotation but the Braves are not sure when either will be able to contribute...
December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves let Medlen, Beachy got free

ATLANTA (AP) Kris Medlen and Brandon Beachy are becoming free agents following decisions by the Atlanta Braves not to offer 2015 contracts to the right-handers, both recovering from their second Tommy John surgeries. The Braves failed to offer a contract to right-hander Gus Schlosser. Medlen and Beachy, once considered rising stars in the rotation, did not pitch in 2014 after they...
Via AP on Fox
December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves decline to tender Medlen, Beachy

ATLANTA -- After months of speculation, the Braves have opted not to offer contracts to Brandon Beachy and Kris Medlen ahead of Tuesday's 11:59 p.m. deadline. The pitches, both of whom are coming off their second Tommy John surgeries, are now free agents, along with Gus Schlosser. Atlanta could still agree to extensions with any of those players and rumors have persisted that the...
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December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves Discussing Two-Year Deal with Medlen

According to Mark Bowman of, the Atlanta Braves are considering a two-year contract with Kris Medlen. Medlen missed all of 2014 due to his second Tommy John surgery in March, but expects to return at some point in 2015. Because of the uncertainty surrounding his 2015 season, the #Braves have discussed a two-year deal with Kris Medlen. — Mark Bowman (@mlbbowman) December...
Via Baseball Essential
December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves Rumours: The Braves could offer Kris Medlen a two-year deal.

With the non-tender deadline coming up quickly it appears the Atlanta Braves are leaning towards offering, Kris Medlen, who is recovering from his second UCL replacement surgery, a two-year deal, according to Mark Bowman of #183073897 / The young California native had put together two excellent season in 2012, 2013 before being derailed once again by...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves expected to bring back Kris Medlen, count on him for rotation

getty images The Atlanta Braves have decisions to make on arbitration-eligible pitchers Kris Medlen and Brandon Beachy. While both men are recovering from their second Tommy John elbow surgery, each should return to the Braves in 2015. Dave O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports that “Medlen’s recovery has gone smoothly so far” and that his return could ...
November 09, 2014  |  Discuss
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