SP,RP - KC
Jesse Hahn could be in line for save chances going forward despite the fact that Greg Holland is the closer, per beat writer Jeffrey Flanagan.
Flanagan added that he "wouldn't be surprised" to see Hahn get a save opportunity or two down the line. Royals manager Mike Matheny heaped praise on Hahn during Spring Training and the 31-year has yet to give up a run in his six appearances this year. He's worth an add in leagues that count holds and should be monitored in standard 5x5 leagues.
Kansas City Royals reliever Jesse Hahn got the final two outs of a 9-6 win over the White Sox to log his first career save on Saturday. Hahn struck out two in the outing.
The Royals traded closer Trevor Rosenthal to the Padres earlier in the day so the ninth-inning role is wide open. That being said, the team still has several former closers on the roster, including Greg Holland and Ian Kennedy, although the latter injured his calf on Saturday.
Royals manager Mike Matheny says Jesse Hahn is expected to resume baseball activities soon.
Hahn is currently on the restricted list after leaving the Royals for personal reasons towards the end of summer camp. The 31-year-old appeared in six games for Kansas City last season after returning from an elbow injury.
Jesse Hahn coughed up 10 runs (nine earned) on six hits over just two innings in 12-9 loss to the Astros.
Hahn had a miserable evening, throwing just half his pitches for strikes, walking three and striking out none. Already down 2-0 going into the second, he really doubled down on the implosion by serving up a pair of three-run shots to Jake Marisnick and Marwin Gonzalez in an eight run inning that saw Houston bring 11 batters to the plate. Hahn has had some trouble with the Astros this season and now will take a 3-5 record, 4.66 ERA and 1.42 WHIP into his next start with the, you guessed it, Astros.
Jesse Hahn allowed three runs on seven hits over five innings taking a no-decision in Sunday's 5-4 loss to the Rays.
Hahn was cruising early while staked to a quick 3-0 lead but unraveled in the second pass through the lineup as the Rays touched him up for three runs in the fifth on five of the seven hits he gave up on the day, knocking him out of the game. He struck out five and walked two in the effort. Hahn has struggled to win games, working to a 2-4 record in 10 starts despite solid pitching, posting a 3.56 ERA with a 1.34 WHIP to go with 48 strikeouts in 60 2/3 innings. He gets the red-hot Yankee lineup next.