CF,RF - FA - RET
Bubba Starling was non-tendered by the Royals on Wednesday and will become a free agent.
Starling hit just .169 with a .456 OPS over 59 at-bats for the Royals in 2020. Kansas City decided to throw in the towel on the former first-rounder.
Bubba Starling (back) was placed on the IL on Wednesday. Franchy Cordero was activated in a corresponding move.
Starling's season is over. He finishes the year slashing .169/.219/.237. The former fifth-overall pick has hasn't been able to live up to his pedigree in the majors but he did have a solid season in AAA in 2019.
Kansas City outfielder Bubba Starling went 1-for-2 with a homer and a walk in a 5-3 loss to the White Sox on Saturday.
Starling hit a solo shot off Chicago starter Lucas Giolito in the third inning. Starling is batting .250 with one homer, four runs, and five RBI in 32 at-bats this season.
Bubba Starling was activated from the injured list and returned to the lineup Friday.
Starling missed the 10-day minimum for undisclosed reasons. He will continue to be the Royals fourth OF. Jeison Guzman was optioned in a corresponding move.
Bubba Starling (undisclosed) could return from the injured list for this weekend’s series against the Twins.
Starling was placed on the 10-day injured list in early August for undisclosed reasons. He continues to ramp up his activity at the Royals alternate site and could return this weekend. Starling will likely serve as the team’s fourth OF once he returns to the field.