The Royals have settled with right-hander Nathan Karns for $1.375 million, a source told MLB.com. Karns also will have incentives based on games started: $12,500 if he starts 15 games, $25,000 if he starts 20.
The Rangers added starting pitching depth on Monday when they acquired right-handed pitcher Ronald Herrera in exchange for Minor League left-hander Reiver Sanmartin.
For a lesson in dictating the pace of a baseball game, we now direct your attention to Max Scherzer. The Washington Nationals ace took everyone’s pace-of-play concerns into his own hands during Friday’s 11-10 win against the Phillies, and the result was a strikeout pitch that Philadelphia’s Odubel Herrera didn’t know was coming until it […]
ESPN.com news services Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost on Friday said he's removed Kelvin Herrera, who blew a save Thursday, from the closer's role. Herrera gave up two runs on two hits in the eighth inning of Friday's 8-5 loss to the Twins as the Royals fell 3.5 games behind Minnesota
The Kansas City Royals aren't out of the playoff race just yet, and in order to stay in a position to vie for the postseason, manager Ned Yost decided to make a change Friday. Yost said right-hander Kelvin Herrera is being bumped from the closer role for awhile, according to MLB.com's Jeffrey Flanagan. The skipper […]
Max Scherzer, Controlling the Tempo. 👍 pic.twitter.com/5AD8VMfOM5 — Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) September 9, 2017 Odubel Herrera is notorious around baseball for taking his sweet time getting into the batter’s box, but Washington Nationals ace Max Scherzer wasn’t having any of that nonsense on Friday. An impatient Scherzer dialed up Herrera – who wasn't paying attention […]
Odubel Herrera extended his hitting streak to 20 games with a double to left-center field in Thursday night’s series opener against the Nationals at Nationals Park. It is the longest hitting streak in baseball this season and the longest hitting streak by a Phillies player since Chase Utley’s 35-game hitting streak in 2006.
The Phillies could post their most intriguing lineup of the season before the end of the week. Rhys Hoskins rejoined the lineup for Monday afternoon’s vs. the Mets at Citi Field. Odubel Herrera will return Tuesday night and Aaron Altherr could be back before the weekend.
In a game that Royals manager Ned Yost said the Royals absolutely had to have, they also needed an elite performance by their bullpen, which was without its closer, injured right-hander Kelvin Herrera. And the bullpen came through with 3 1/3 scoreless innings.
Odubel Herrera’s impressive, and at this point expected, bat flip following a home run in his first rehab game at Double-A Reading on Thursday is a telling sign he’s near full strength.
Royals closer Kelvin Herrera underwent an MRI on Saturday and it showed a mild strain in his lower forearm, manager Ned Yost said.