Brandon Finnegan, the 21-year-old left-hander, will shift into a role as a starter, with either the Naturals or with Class-AAA Omaha. His performance this spring eased the decision for the Royals. With an 8.53 Cactus League ERA, shaky command and an equilibrium jolted by his first spring training, Finnegan lacked a credible case for the big-league bullpen. Finnegan (foreground) talked with catcher Salvador Perez while pitching Saturday against the Chicago White Sox in Surprise, Ariz.
Brandon Finnegan, the 21-year-old left-hander, will shift into a role as a starter, with either the Naturals or with Class-AAA Omaha. His performance this spring eased the decision for the Royals. With an 8.53 Cactus League ERA, shaky command and an equilibrium jolted by his first spring training, Finnegan lacked a credible case for the big-league bullpen. Finnegan (foreground) talked with catcher Salvador Perez while pitching Saturday against the Chicago White Sox in Surprise, Ariz. SHANE KEYSER The Kansas City Star
Brandon Finnegan, the 21-year-old left-hander, will shift into a role as a starter, with either the Naturals or with Class-AAA Omaha. His performance this spring eased the decision for the Royals. With an 8.53 Cactus League ERA, shaky command and an equilibrium jolted by his first spring training, Finnegan lacked a credible case for the big-league bullpen. Finnegan (foreground) talked with catcher Salvador Perez while pitching Saturday against the Chicago White Sox in Surprise, Ariz. SHANE KEYSER The Kansas City Star

Royals send Brandon Finnegan to minors to work as starter after unsuccessful big-league camp

March 22, 2015 7:55 PM