Royals starting pitcher Jason Hammel pitched nine innings on Friday, April 20, 2018, against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. But even that effort was not enough in what became a 3-2 loss in the 10th inning.
After the Royals fell to the Toronto Blue Jays 15-5 in the series finale in the Rogers Centre on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, manager Ned Yost said he doesn't know if there are any moves ahead for his bullpen, which has struggled mightily in 16 games.
Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost said on April 13, 2018, that catcher Salvador Perez might go on a rehab assignment as early as this weekend. Perez has been working out catching, running and hitting all week as he recovers from a knee injury.
Kansas City Royals first baseman Lucas Duda was back at first base April 11, 2018 to face the Mariners. Manager Ned Yost thinks third baseman Mike Moustakas could be the emergency catcher if the need ever arose.
Kansas City Royals second baseman Whit Merrifield knocked down and recovered this groundball hit by the Seattle Mariners Jean Segura in the first inning of the Royals' 10-0 victory on April 9, 2018 at Kauffman Stadium and had time to record the out.