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Royals' Amir Garrett: Out at least one month
Garrett (elbow) is expected to be sidelined 4-6 weeks, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.
Garrett was placed on the injured list Friday after being diagnosed with left elbow valgus extension overload. He underwent an injection to help reduce the irritation and will be completely shut down from throwing for at least the next week. Jackson Kowar is up from Triple-A Omaha to provide much-needed depth for the Royals' bullpen.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Amir Garrett: Placed on 15-day IL
Garrett was placed on the 15-day injured list Friday, retroactive to May 29, with left elbow valgus extension overload.
It's unclear exactly what that diagnosis entails as far as a recovery timeline goes. Garrett has struggled with his command this year, issuing 17 walks through 21 innings, but he's still managed to produce a respectable 3.00 ERA. Jackson Kowar will fill the vacant spot in the Kansas City bullpen.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Amir Garrett: Back with team after emergency
Garrett was reinstated from the family emergency list Saturday.
Garrett is back with the team after he left Wednesday to attend to a family matter. He'll return to his middle-relief role in the Royals' bullpen for their series with the White Sox. Jackson Kowar was optioned to Triple-A Omaha to create space on the major-league roster for Garrett.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Amir Garrett: Goes on family emergency list
The Royals placed Garrett on the family medical emergency list Wednesday.
Garrett can be on the list for a minimum of three days and a maximum of seven days. Kansas City called up Mike Mayers from Triple-A Omaha to replace him on the 26-man active roster and in the bullpen.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Amir Garrett: Second outing since illness
Garrett allowed a hit and two walks and struck out two in a scoreless inning during Friday's 5-1 loss to the Brewers.
Garrett exited Monday's game versus the White Sox after getting sick on the mound. He returned Wednesday and has now strung together 2.1 scoreless innings over his last three appearances. For the season, he owns a 3.24 ERA, 1.74 WHIP and 18:11 K:BB over 16.2 innings. He has yet to record a result, a save or a hold, which indicates Garrett is not in the high-leverage conversation in a bullpen where closing opportunities are already limited.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Amir Garrett: Leaves with illness
Garrett was lifted from Monday's game against the White Sox after falling ill, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.
Garrett was forced to exit the contest with one out in the top of the seventh inning. He'll be considered day-to-day moving forward.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Amir Garrett: Strong in spring
Garrett has allowed just one walk and struck out four over four hitless innings this spring.
Garrett had a hideous 6.4 BB/9 last season, so seeing him display more control, even in Cactus League play, is encouraging. He's only a couple of years removed from being a potential closer with the Reds, but his 4.96 ERA and 1.32 WHIP over 45.1 innings last year meant he mainly worked as a middle reliever. With Scott Barlow and Aroldis Chapman on the roster, Garrett's chances of closing early in the year are slim, but strong pitching could earn him ninth-inning looks as the season progresses.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Amir Garrett: Avoids arbitration with K.C.
Garrett signed a one-year, $2.65 million contract with the Royals on Friday to avoid arbitration, Jon Heyman of the New York Postt reports.
Garrett's first season in Kansas City didn't go all that well, as he posted a 4.96 ERA and 49:32 K:BB over 45.1 innings. He did hold lefties to a .390 OPS, though, so new manager Matt Quatraro will have to be careful when he uses the southpaw in 2023.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Amir Garrett: Picks up hold in Sunday's win
Garrett retired both of the batters he faced, one via strikeout, to earn his eighth hold of the season in Sunday's 15-7 win over the Padres.
Garrett was making his second appearance for the Royals since he completed his two-game suspension and was added back to the active roster Friday. He had a rough go out of the bullpen in Friday's 13-5 loss -- he served up four earned runs on five hits while recording just one out -- but he bounced back nicely in the series finale. For the season, Garrett owns a 4.95 ERA over 36.1 innings.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Amir Garrett: Suspension shortened
Garrett will begin serving a two-game suspension Tuesday after his ban was shortened from three games following an appeal, Lynn Worthy of The Kansas City Star reports.
Garrett will be eligible to return for Friday's series opener against San Diego. The lefty has strung together 15 scoreless appearances, albeit with a modest 10:7 K:BB in that 13-inning span.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Amir Garrett: Collects third win
Garrett (3-1) struck out one in a perfect inning to earn the win Monday over the White Sox.
Garrett's strong August continued in the eighth inning Monday, as he kept runs off the board for the ninth time in 10 appearances this month. The southpaw hasn't allowed an earned run since the All-Star break, giving up just one unearned run in his last 13 innings. He's posted a 10:7 K:BB in that span while adding two wins and three holds. For the season, the reliever has a 4.08 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 36:26 K:BB with seven holds through 35.1 innings. Garrett continues to pitch in a mid-leverage role, though he's unlikely to get many save chances since Scott Barlow has succeeded as the closer for much of the year.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Amir Garrett: Picks up second win
Garrett (2-1) allowed a hit in a scoreless inning to earn the win Monday over the Angels.
Starter Zack Greinke pitched five shutout innings, but the Royals didn't get on the board until the bottom of the sixth. This put Garrett in line for his first win since April 19. Through seven outings in July, Garrett owns a 5.40 ERA and 6:4 K:BB. That's not too far off from his season performance, which has seen him record a 5.92 ERA, 1.36 WHIP and 27:19 K:BB in 24.1 innings. He's added four holds, but he's not currently a part of the Royals' high-leverage mix.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Amir Garrett: Solid versus Rangers
Garrett struck out one and walked one in 1.1 scoreless innings during Tuesday's 8-3 loss to the Rangers.
Garrett got the last out of the fourth inning and stayed in for the fifth after an ineffective start from Jonathan Heasley. In seven outings in June, Garrett has allowed six runs in 4.2 innings, though he's given up multiple runs in two of those appearances while generating scoreless efforts in another four. The southpaw is still struggling with consistency nearly halfway through the season, posting a 6.38 ERA, 1.36 WHIP and 21:15 K:BB across 18.1 innings. Walks have long been a problem for Garrett, but he's posted a particularly poor 7.4 BB/9 this year; that's not only the worst mark of his career, but it's also largely nullified the benefits of a .238 BABIP.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Amir Garrett: Takes loss Monday
Garrett (1-1) allowed a run on a hit and a walk while recording a strikeout in one-third of an inning, taking the loss Monday versus the Giants.
Garrett gave up a tiebreaking RBI single to Thairo Estrada in the sixth inning. Since the start of May, Garrett's yielded 11 runs in 9.1 innings, pushing his season ERA up to 6.75. He's added an 18:13 K:BB and 1.43 WHIP through 14.2 innings overall. A 3.55 FIP indicates a little bad luck for the southpaw.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Amir Garrett: Hit hard in return
Garrett (illness) allowed three runs on three hits and a walk with one strikeout in two-thirds of an inning Sunday versus the Orioles.
Garrett missed more than two weeks on the COVID-19 injured list. His return to the majors was less than impressive, as he was responsible for a two-run triple from Richie Martin and an RBI single by Cedric Mullins in the seventh inning. Garrett has a 6.28 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 17:12 K:BB across 14.1 innings overall this year, so he's likely set to pitch in a middle-relief role going forward. The good news is he's yet to allow a home run in 17 appearances after giving up nine long balls in 63 outings last year.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Amir Garrett: Activated Sunday
Garrett (COVID-19) was activated ahead of Sunday's game against the Orioles.
He struck out one without allowing a hit or walk in two innings across two rehab appearances. Garrett should assume a mid-leverage role out of the bullpen.... See More ... See Less
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