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Top Daniel Tillo News

  • Giants' Daniel Tillo: Settles in at High-A level

    Triple-A Sacramento reinstated Tillo (undisclosed) from its 60-day injured list Aug. 15 and assigned him to High-A Eugene.

    Upon signing a minor-league deal with the Giants on April 16, Tillo was assigned to Sacramento, but he never pitched for the affiliate and was eventually moved to the IL. The left-hander kicked off a rehab assignment in the rookie-level Arizona Complex League following the All-Star break, and he'll now work out of the bullpen at Eugene before potentially advancing to Sacramento or Double-A Richmond before season's end. Through his first two appearances at Eugene, Tillo has given up two unearned runs on one hit and one walk over two innings.

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  • Giants' Daniel Tillo: Rehabbing in Arizona

    Tillo (undisclosed) began a rehab assignment July 21 for the Giants' rookie-level Arizona Complex League affiliate and has struck out two while allowing two hits and one walk across 3.2 scoreless innings over three appearances.

    Tillo has resided on Triple-A Sacramento's injured list since April 18, two days after he joined the Giants organization on a minor-league deal. He looks to be nearing the finish line in his recovery from the unspecified injury and should join the Giants' top affiliate at some point within the next couple of weeks.

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  • Giants' Daniel Tillo: Yet to make Triple-A debut

    Tillo is listed on the 7-day injured list at Triple-A Sacramento with an undisclosed injury.

    Tillo signed with the Giants on April 17, but he has yet to take the mound for Sacramento. It's unclear when the 25-year-old southpaw will be able to make his season debut.

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  • Giants' Daniel Tillo: Links up with Giants

    Tillo announced on his personal Twitter account Sunday that he has signed a contract with the Giants.

    Tillo was granted an unconditional release by the Royals on Wednesday, but it didn't take him long to find a new organization. He has yet to pitch above Double-A in his career, so it wouldn't be surprising to see him start with Double-A Richmond.

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  • Daniel Tillo: Cut loose by Kansas City

    The Royals requested unconditional release waivers for Tillo on Wednesday.

    Though Kansas City retained Tillo's rights after he went unclaimed off waivers when he was designated for assignment last week, the organization and the lefty pitcher decided it was best to part ways entirely. The 25-year-old spent the majority of the 2021 campaign at Double-A Northwest Arkansas, where he produced a 4.63 ERA and 1.56 WHIP across 23.1 innings.

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  • Royals' Daniel Tillo: DFA'd by Royals

    Tillo was designated for assignment by the Royals on Thursday.

    Tillo was sent to Double-A Northwest Arkansas on March 21, and he'll now be removed from the 40-man roster. The 25-year-old made 20 appearances (five starts) in the minors last year and posted a 4.03 ERA and 1.52 WHIP over 29 innings.

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  • Royals' Daniel Tillo: Goes to minors

    The Royals optioned Tillo to Double-A Northwest Arkansas on March 21.

    Kansas City added Tillo to its 40-man roster in November 2020, but the 25-year-old lefty is still waiting for his first big-league call-up. He'll return to Northwest Arkansas after delivering a 4.63 ERA and 1.56 WHIP in 23.1 innings with the affiliate in 2021.

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  • Royals' Daniel Tillo: Reinstated and optioned

    Tillo (elbow) was reinstated from the 60-day injured list and optioned to Double-A Northwest Arkansas on Monday.

    Tillo had already been with Northwest Arkansas while working his way back from Tommy John surgery, a procedure he underwent back in August of 2020. He'd reached the same level prior to suffering the injury but only threw 23.1 innings there back in 2019, so he has some work to do before earning a promotion to Triple-A.

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  • Royals' Daniel Tillo: Rehab moves to Double-A

    Tillo's (elbow) rehab assignment was recently moved to Double-A Northwest Arkansas.

    Tillo has been working his way back from undergoing Tommy John surgery in August of 2020. He began his rehab assignment with the club's AZL affiliate at the end of June, and he'll now continue to work in the minors with Northwest Arkansas. Tillo could be an option to join the Royals' bullpen when he's activated, but it's also possible that he remains in the minors after being officially reinstated.

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  • Royals' Daniel Tillo: Begins rehab assignment

    Tillo (elbow) began a rehab assignment with the Royals' AZL affiliate Tuesday.

    Tillo is nearly a year removed from Tommy John surgery. He hadn't advanced beyond Double-A prior to the injury and had made just nine appearances at that level, so whether he ends up there or in Triple-A once fully healthy is not yet clear.

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  • Royals' Daniel Tillo: Placed on 60-day IL

    Tillo (elbow) was moved to the 60-day injured list Monday.

    Tillo has been working his way back from Tommy John surgery, which he underwent in July 2020. He's targeting June 22 for a return to game action. Tillo's placement on the 60-day injured list will make room on the 40-man roster for southpaw Daniel Lynch, whose contract was selected by the Royals in a corresponding move.

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  • Royals' Daniel Tillo: Throws from 120 feet

    Tillo (elbow) has been throwing from up to 120 feet in spring training, MLB.com reports. He plans to pitch his first bullpen session during the second week of April and is targeting June 22 for a return to game action.

    He's working his way back from Tommy John surgery, which he underwent in July 2020. The Royals think the left-handed Tillo could be electric in a bullpen role once he's back to full strength, though he's yet to pitch above Double-A.

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  • Royals' Daniel Tillo: Resumes throwing

    Tillo (elbow) threw Monday for the first time since undergoing Tommy John surgery, the pitcher revealed on his personal Twitter page.

    Tillo underwent the procedure in July of last year. Given a typical recovery timeline, he has at most an outside chance of pitching in a game near the end of the upcoming campaign. He's yet to pitch above Double-A, though, so he won't be making a big-league impact until 2022 at the earliest.

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  • Royals' Daniel Tillo: Protected from Rule 5 draft

    Tillo (elbow) was added to the 40-man roster Friday, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

    With Tillo likely to miss the entire 2021 season recovering from August 2020 Tommy John surgery, he will be easy to stash on the 60-day injured list now that he is on the 40-man roster. The Royals think the left-handed Tillo could be electric in a bullpen role as early as 2022.

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  • Royals' Daniel Tillo: Recovering from Tommy John surgery

    Tillo underwent Tommy John surgery on his left elbow July 29, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

    The Royals added Tillo to their 60-man roster pool in late June, but the 24-year-old southpaw never made a serious run at a spot on the Opening Day roster before he was shut down late in summer camp with UCL damage in his elbow. After getting some opinions from doctors, Tillo officially decided to go under the knife just over two weeks ago rather than treating the injury with rest and rehab. He'll miss the remainder of the season and likely all of the 2021 campaign while recovering from the procedure.

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  • Royals' Daniel Tillo: Tests positive for coronavirus

    Tillo (elbow) was placed on the injured list Friday after testing positive for COVID-19, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

    It's been a brutal pair of days for Tillo, as an MRI on his left elbow Thursday revealed damage to his UCL. He'll presumably be focused on his illness for now, delaying the Royals' decision on how to proceed with his elbow. Tommy John surgery could potentially be on the table.

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  • Royals' Daniel Tillo: MRI shows UCL damage

    Tillo underwent an MRI on Thursday which revealed damage to the UCL in his left elbow, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

    The 24-year-old was scratched Wednesday after experiencing arm soreness, and the MRI brought some troublesome news. Tillo may seek out a second opinion, but the obvious worry is that UCL damage can bring the potential of Tommy John surgery. The left-hander has no official timeline for his return, but it's unlikely he'll be pitching in the near future.

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  • Royals' Daniel Tillo: Will undergo MRI

    Tillo will undergo a precautionary MRI on Thursday after experiencing arm soreness, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

    Tillo had been scheduled to pitch Wednesday, but he was unable to as a result of arm soreness. He'll undergo an MRI as a precautionary measure to determine the severity of the issue and whether he'll have to miss any time. The southpaw isn't expected to make the Opening Day roster, so it wouldn't be surprising to see the team proceed with caution in the coming days, even if the results come back clean.

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  • Royals' Daniel Tillo: Added to 60-man pool

    Tillo will be a part of the Royals' 60-man player pool this season, Enrique Rojas of ESPN Deportes reports.

    He was in camp as a non-roster invitee prior to the shutdown. Tillo probably profiles best as a reliever long term, especially given the quality of some of the other starting pitching prospects in this system. Last year he logged a 3.47 ERA, 1.41 WHIP and 21 strikeouts in 23.1 innings at Double-A.

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  • Royals' Daniel Tillo: Invited to major-league camp

    Tillo was invited to the Royals' major league spring training Monday, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

    Tillo made his Double-A debut in 2019, where he recorded a 3.47 ERA and 1.43 WHIP over 23.1 innings. It was a limited sample size, but he'll now get the chance to work with the major-league coaching staff in spring training to further his development. Given his lack of experience at higher levels, it's unlikely that he'll begin the season on the major-league roster, but he could enter the conversation for a big-league spot at some point if he continues to develop.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-5, 215 lbs
Birthplace: Sioux City, IA
Age: 27
Experience: R
Bats/Throws: L, L