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Franmil Reyes has been placed on the paternity list. Freddy Fermin has been recalled from Triple-A.
Reyes will miss Friday's game and can miss up to three games on the paternity list. Hunter Dozier would be the most likely candidate to replace Reyes in the starting lineup.
Franmil Reyes returns to the lineup for the Kansas City Royals against the Texas Rangers Tuesday night
Reyes received Monday night off for rest and is back in the lineup Tuesday night, occupying the designated hitter spot and batting fifth against Texas right-hander Nathan Eovaldi.
Franmil Reyes is out of the lineup for the Kansas City Royals against the Texas Rangers Monday night.
Reyes will sit out for rest purposes Monday night, with Nate Eaton patrolling left field and batting ninth against Texas ace Jacob deGrom Monday night.
Franmil Reyes went 1-for-4 at the plate for the Royals Saturday, hitting a solo home run in a 6-5 win over the Giants.
Reyes has gotten off to a poor start at the plate for the Royals, recording hits in just two of his first five games for the club. The 27-year-old has always flashed prodigious power at the plate for fantasy managers, but will need to provide more consistent at-bats to get near lineups in most formats.
Franmil Reyes hit his first home run as a Royal and finished 1-for-4 in the process in Tuesday's 4-1 loss to the Blue Jays.
Reyes is getting the chance to rejuvenate his career with a fresh opportunity in Kansas City. The veteran is off to a tough start, as he is just 1-for-10 so far, but like Tuesday, when he connects with the ball, he reminds everyone of what he is capable of. He has no minor league options remaining, so he will need to produce if he wants to stay on the main roster, but until he heats up, it will be hard to justify rostering him in any format. Keep him on the watchlist for now in case he can return to his slugging form from a couple of seasons ago.