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Kris Medlen throws bullpen

Fri, Mar 20th 5:46pm EDT
By Gavin Tramps

Kris Medlen successfully came through his first bullpen session since his TJ surgery. This was the second time he had undergone the reconstructive procedure. (Source: Andy McCullough on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: When healthy, Kris Medlen was a highly valuable pitcher. With a career ERA below 3.00 he is a great DL stashee. Expect to see him back around the All-Star break.

 

Category: Injury Updates


Atlanta non-tendered Medlen earlier to avoid paying him $6 million in 2015 via arbitration. Medlen has had two Tommy John surgeries in his career and KC will see if he has gas left in the tank. It's a low-risk deal for the Royals. It's a two year, $8.5 million dollar contract with a $10 million dollar option for 2017.

Fantasy Impact: He has a career 2.95 ERA to go with a 1.16 WHIP over 512 innings pitched. His fantasy value is that of a late rounder with potential upside. The kid is 29 and has proven himself worthy in the past. Keep an eye on him.