Kris Medlen (SP,RP)
Medlen pitched five and a third innings allowing three runs on just four hits and two walks as the Royals beat the Rays 6-3.
Fantasy Impact: Medlen moved to 3-0 on the year and pitched another solid outing in his second start after elbow ligament replacement surgery. He's been a serviceable starter for the Royals, but is not a strong fantasy target.
Category: Game Recaps
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.