Danny Duffy makes his second start for the Royals since returning from the disabled list, facing the Houston Astros young star Dallas Keuchel. First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. on Fox Sports Kansas City.
The soreness in Jarrod Dyson’s groin has reduced in the last few days, but the center fielder still felt the possibility of reinjury in the third inning of the Royals’ 6-1 loss Monday to the Houston Astros. Dyson chopped a groundball back to the mound and Astros rookie Lance McCullers. Dyson opted for a leisurely pace as he ran to first base.
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.