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Royals' Daniel Mengden: Outrighted to Triple-A
Mengden cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Omaha on Sunday.
Mengden was designated for assignment Friday, and he'll now head back to Omaha after a one-day stint in the majors. He allowed three runs on five hits and a walk with two strikeouts in a loss versus the White Sox on Thursday. Without a spot on the 40-man roster, it's unlikely Mengden plays much of a role with the big club over the last month of the season.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Daniel Mengden: Designated for assignment
Mengden was designated for assignment by the Royals on Friday.
The decision to remove Mengden from the 40-man roster comes just one day after he was called up to start against the White Sox. He picked up the loss after allowing three earned runs over 2.2 innings and is now headed out of Kansas City. He will likely finish the season in Triple-A should he clear waivers and remain with the organization.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Daniel Mengden: Short start in loss
Mengden (0-1) allowed three earned runs on five hits and one walk while striking out two across 2.2 innings to take the loss Thursday against the White Sox.
Mengden made his first appearance in the majors since June 25, and it was also his first start of the season. He pitched a clean two innings to begin the outing, but he allowed six of the first seven batters he faced in the third frame to reach base -- including a two-run homer from Andrew Vaughn. Mengden could stick in the rotation until Zack Greinke (forearm) is able to return.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Daniel Mengden: Called up ahead of start
The Royals selected Mengden's contract from Triple-A Omaha ahead of his scheduled start Thursday against the White Sox in Chicago.
Kansas City had a spot on the 40-man roster already open, so no corresponding transaction was needed to add Mengden, who is one of the Royals' two September call-ups. The 29-year-old southpaw has previously made 48 big-league starts, though his last one came in 2020 with Oakland. While pitching primarily for Omaha this season, Mengden has produced a 4.55 ERA, 1.47 WHIP and 76:50 K:BB across 91 frames. He could hold down a spot in the rotation until the Royals return Zack Greinke (forearm) from the 15-day injured list.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Daniel Mengden: Likely starting Thursday
Mengden is expected to have his contract selected from Triple-A Omaha to start Thursday against the White Sox, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.
Mengden spent a few weeks with the Royals in June and allowed one earned run over 4.1 innings out of the bullpen, and he's now poised to rejoin the big club as a starter. The 29-year-old has primarily worked as a starter for Omaha this year and has a 4.55 ERA, 1.47 WHIP and 76:50 K:BB over 91 frames.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Daniel Mengden: Outrighted to Triple-A
Mengden was outrighted to Triple-A Omaha on Saturday.
Mengden joined the major-league roster as a replacement player after Joel Payamps (illness) landed on the COVID-19 injured list, but he'll head back to the minors after Payamps was activated Saturday. Mengden made four relief appearances during his time in the majors, and he posted a 2.08 ERA and 1.15 WHIP with one save in 4.1 innings.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Daniel Mengden: Snags save in 11-inning win
Mengden allowed an unearned run on one hit and struck out one in one inning to earn the save in Tuesday's 12-11 extra-innings win over the Angels.
The Royals' first four relievers Tuesday combined for just two innings, and Mengden was the last arm left in the bullpen. He successfully protected a two-run lead despite allowing a sacrifice fly to Shohei Ohtani in the 11th inning that brought the Angels within a run. This was just the second appearance of the season for Mengden, who has been used sparingly since joining the big club June 13 when Joel Payamps (illness) landed on the COVID-19 injured list. With Zack Greinke (elbow) soon to return from the 15-day injured list, Mengden and starter Kris Bubic are on the hot seat to keep their spots on the 26-man active roster.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Daniel Mengden: Contract selected by Royals
Mengden's contract was selected by the Royals on Monday.
Mengden joined the Royals on a minor-league deal in early March, and he posted a 5.47 ERA and 1.49 WHIP in 52.2 innings over 12 appearances (11 starts) at Triple-A Omaha to begin the season. The right-hander pitched in the KBO last year but will join the Royals' bullpen after Joel Payamps (undisclosed) was placed on the COVID-19 injured list Monday.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Daniel Mengden: Returns stateside with Royals
Mengden signed a minor-league contract with the Royals on Tuesday.
Mengden spent last season with the KBO's Kia Tigers, finishing with a 3.60 ERA in 21 starts. Prior to that, the 29-year-old righty spent parts of five seasons with Oakland, recording a passable but unexciting 4.64 ERA in 302.2 innings. He's been decent enough that he definitely has a chance to provide rotation depth for the Royals this season, but his career 17.3 percent strikeout rate makes him little more than an innings eater without much fantasy upside.... See More ... See Less
Daniel Mengden: Heads overseas
Mengden signed a one-year, $725,000 contract with the Korea Baseball Organization's Kia Tigers on Dec. 29, the Associated Press reports.
Cut loose from the Athletics' 40-man roster in late September, Mengden likely would have had to settle for a minor-league deal this winter after he posted a 3.65 ERA and 1.70 WHIP across 12.1 innings with Oakland in 2020. Rather than dealing with the uncertainty of the 2021 minor-league season, Mengden instead felt heading overseas with a guaranteed contract in hand was the preferable option. He'll likely look to turn in a strong showing in South Korea this season with the hope of garnering renewed interest from MLB teams in 2022.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Daniel Mengden: Clears waivers
Mengden cleared waivers Tuesday and was outrighted to Triple-A Las Vegas.
Mengden lost his spot on the 40-man roster Sunday after being activated from the COVID-19 injured list, but he'll remain in the organization going forward. It's unclear whether the right-hander will be included in the Athletics' player pool heading into the postseason. Mengden posted a 3.65 ERA and 1.70 WHIP across 12.1 innings spanning four appearances in 2020.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Daniel Mengden: Activated and DFA'd
Mengden was reinstated from the COVID-19 injured list Sunday and subsequently designated for assignment by the A's.
The right-hander landed on the COVID-19 IL in early September and was recently cleared to return to the alternate training site, but he won't retain his spot on the 40-man roster. Mengden appeared in four games this season and had a 3.65 ERA, 1.70 WHIP and 10:7 K:BB across 12.1 innings.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Daniel Mengden: Cleared to rejoin team
Mengden (illness) joined the Athletics at the alternate training site and will begin throwing Saturday, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.
Mengden tested positive for COVID-19 at the beginning of September, but he was reportedly asymptomatic. It's unclear when he'll be able to return to game action, but a better timetable for his return could be known once he resumes throwing.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Daniel Mengden: Lands on COVID-19 IL
Mengden was placed on the COVID-19 injured list Thursday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
He is asymptomatic, but will nonetheless have to quarantine until he tests negative, so he should be considered out indefinitely. The Athletics say that Mengden did not violate safety protocols, so there will be no discipline from the team. Mike Minor was added to the active roster in a corresponding move.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Daniel Mengden: Used in long relief
Mengden came on in relief of Mike Fiers in the fourth inning of a loss to the Angels on Tuesday and allowed an earned run on five hits and two walks over 3.1 innings. He struck out two.
The right-hander threw 58 pitches overall while eating up some important innings in the middle of the contest in what was his first appearance since making a spot start July 28 against the Rockies. With Jesus Luzardo back in the rotation and Chris Bassitt thriving as a starter as well, Mengden, whose arm is built up for multiple innings, could serve as a valuable resource for manager Bob Melvin in instances such as Tuesday's when starters don't log a normal workload, which makes the 14 days between outings somewhat confounding.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Daniel Mengden: Back in bullpen
Mengden moved into a bullpen role July 31 after the Athletics added Jesus Luzardo to the rotation, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Mengden hasn't been used since his last start July 28, while Oakland's top pitching prospect strengthened his hold on a rotation spot by tossing five shutout innings Tuesday against the Rangers. The Athletics presumably still view Mengden as the next man up in the rotation, but he'll be largely limited to low-leverage mop-up work while he's in the bullpen.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Daniel Mengden: Uninspiring effort in loss
Mengden (0-1) allowed three runs on five hits and two walks while striking out four over four innings in a loss to the Rockies on Tuesday.
Sam Hilliard, the Rockies' eight-hole hitter, was a thorn in Mengden's side, doubling and later homering off the right-hander. Mengden entered this contest with a 4.54 FIP and 1.30 WHIP for his career, so he's a capable, if unexciting spot starter. The A's are hoping to get Jesus Luzardo stretched out and back in the rotation sooner rather than later.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Daniel Mengden: Returns from IL
The Athletics activated Mengden (elbow) from the 45-day injured list Wednesday.
Mengden was first placed on the 60-day IL in mid-February after requiring arthroscopic right elbow surgery, but he made a full recovery from the procedure while MLB was on hiatus for four months. After satisfying the Oakland coaching staff with his performance during summer camp, Mengden will open the season as the Athletics' fifth starter, taking the spot that was opened by A.J. Puk's (shoulder) move to the 10-day IL.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Daniel Mengden: Opening as fifth starter
Mengden (elbow) will open the season as the Athletics' fifth starter after A.J. Puk was placed on the injured list with a shoulder strain Monday, Shayna Rubin of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Mengden underwent arthroscopic elbow surgery back in February but is considered fully healthy, though he remains on the 60-day injured list for now. He may not have been the next man up if not for Jesus Luzardo's late arrival at camp due to COVID-19, and there's certainly a chance Luzardo displaces him from the rotation once he builds up his arm strength, but Mengden should at least get to make a start or two at the beginning of the year. He won't be a particularly exciting fantasy option in those starts, as he owns a career 4.68 ERA and a 17.3 percent strikeout rate.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 6-1, 215 lbs|
|Birthplace: Houston, TX|
|School: Texas A&M|
|Bats/Throws: R, R|