Royals right-hander Kris Medlen, who is recovering from his second Tommy John surgery, will make his next rehabilitation start for Class AAA Omaha on Monday afternoon against the Round Rock (Texas) Express. Medlen is slated to throw five innings for the Storm Chasers with a 75-pitch limit.
The Royals paid a price for their double steal in the sixth inning of Saturday’s 3-2 victory over the Athletics in Oakland. On Sunday morning, the two runners, Lorenzo Cain and Eric Hosmer, both sported injuries from the play.
The finest left-handed pitching prospect in the Royals organization, Sean Manaea has been delayed by minor injuries all spring. He will make his 2015 debut with a full-season affiliate when he starts with Class A Wilmington on Monday.
Lorenzo Cain tweaked his hamstring tracking down a fly ball in the gap on Tuesday night, so the Royals held him out of the next day’s series finale against the Seattle Mariners. Manager Ned Yost described the injury as “very slight.”
Lorenzo Cain is not in the starting lineup as the Royals complete their three-game series against the Mariners tonight in Seattle. First pitch is scheduled for 9:10 p.m. Central. Fox Sports Kansas City will telecast the game.