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Royals pitcher Kris Medlen to make next rehab start Monday for Class AAA Omaha

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.
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. JSLEEZER@KCSTAR.COM

Royals right-hander Kris Medlen 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 with a 75-pitch limit.

The Royals are being cautious with Medlen as he recovers from his second Tommy John surgery. He already has made a pair of starts for Class AA Northwest Arkansas. He has given up eight runs, only five earned, in eight innings.

Medlen is expected to join the Royals after the All-Star break. He started his 30-day rehab assignment June 19.

The team has yet to determine a role for Medlen upon his return. He could aid the club either as a starter or a reliever.

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