Alex Gordon sat out the Royals’ game against the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday night, a day after his first game back with Kansas City since injuring his groin July 8. Manager Ned Yost indicated the team would continue to gradually re-integrate Gordon into the starting lineup.
Despite a sore right hamstring, Mike Moustakas stumped to play on Tuesday night and felt confident he could start on Wednesday night. But manager Ned Yost kept him out of the lineup for both games against the Detroit Tigers and he indicated he may do the same for Thursday night’s series finale.
After 11 days away from the mound, Royals reliever Ryan Madson said Wednesday he no longer feels lingering soreness in his right arm. He intends to throw a bullpen session Thursday, his first in a week. Manager Ned Yost hopes Madson could return to action for Kansas City this weekend against the Chicago White Sox.
The Royals announced six players from their minor league system will participate in the Arizona Fall League, including outfielder Bubba Starling. Starling, from Gardner Edgerton High School, was drafted by the Royals in the first round in 2011.