RP - KC - IL60
Royals RHP Jesse Hahn (shoulder) will begin a minor league rehab assignment on Thursday.
Hahn has been sidelined with the injury since the middle of April. He was off to a rough start before going down.
Jesse Hahn was placed on the 10-day IL on Monday with right shoulder impingement syndrome.
Hahn has 1 save on the young season, but has struggled to limit runs, giving up 5 earned runs in 3.1 innings. It's not clear exactly how long Hahn will be out, but his earliest reinstatement date is April 22nd. Wade Davis will be the favorite to take over the closer role while Hahn is out, but manager Mike Matheny could also use Greg Holland and Josh Staumont in that role depending on matchups.
Jesse Hahn allowed one hit and one walk while striking out none across one inning to earn the save during Monday’s 3-0 win over the Indians.
The Royals with a 3-0 lead decided to go with Hahn to close the game out in the bottom of the ninth inning. Greg Holland the primary closer was available and hadn’t pitched since Opening Day. Hahn issued a walk and a hit before getting Eddie Rosario to ground into a double play. He recorded the final out to earn his first save of the season. Royals manager Mike Matheny will likely use some sort of committee when closing out games between Hahn, Holland, and Josh Staumont, making the Royals closing situation a frustrating one for fantasy managers.
Jesse Hahn avoided arbitration and avoided a one-year, $1.75 million contract with the Royals.
Hahn had a tremendous 2020, pitching to a 0.52 ERA over 17 and 1/3 innings. He will be in contention to be the closer for the Royals, and will be targeted as a back-end reliever target in 2021 drafts.
Kansas City Royals reliever Jesse Hahn threw a scoreless ninth inning to nail down a 3-1 win over Detroit on Sunday.
Hahn struck out three and walked one to give the Royals a win on their final game of the season. Hahn finishes with a 0.52 ERA, 0.69 WHIP, three saves, 19 strikeouts and 17 1/3 innings of work.