Your thoughts: Should the Royals start Jarrod Dyson?

Royals outfielder Jarrod Dyson is batting .298 this season.
Royals outfielder Jarrod Dyson is batting .298 this season. The Kansas City Star

Royals general manager Dayton Moore probably expected signing outfielder Raul Ibanez to be akin to seeing good friends.

Ibanez had a productive stint in Kansas City from 2001-03. Instead, an outfielder controversy has erupted.

Ibanez, 42, is hitting just .136 and is hitless in his last 14 at-bats.

On Tuesday, Royals manager Ned Yost told The Star he wanted Ibanez to get some at-bats.

“In all fairness to him, he wasn’t playing a lot,” Yost said. “And he’s just now getting back in the swing of things. You watch him in batting practice, and you can see. I mean, the guy hit 29 homers last year.”

Here’s the rub: Ibanez is taking at-bats away from Jarrod Dyson, who is batting .298 and is a better defensive player.

Not surprisingly, that has been noted on Twitter.


What do you think the Royals should do? Leave your comments.