RP - KC - IL60
Josh Staumont has reportedly suffered a setback and is set to undergo tests.
Staumont has been sidelined since the first week of June with a strained neck. He remains without a timetable to return.
Royals relief pitcher Josh Staumont will throw a bullpen session on Wednesday as he rehabs a neck strain.
The right-hander last pitched on June 5 against the Marlins, allowing two earned runs across an inning of work before landing on the injured list. Staumont owns a 5.40 ERA in 21 appearances this season but his 3.77 FIP and 4.26 SIERA suggest he should see positive regression upon his return.
Josh Staumont has been optioned to Triple-A Omaha by the Kansas City Royals.
Staumont was solid in Cactus League play for the Royals after making 42 relief appearances for the club last season but will ultimately begin the season in the minors.
Josh Staumont was placed on the 15-day IL Wednesday with right biceps tendinitis.
Staumont threw 42 pitches in 1 1/3 innings Tuesday, which is a ton for a pitcher that normally pitches one inning. With a 6.45 ERA and a .261 OBA this season, fantasy managers can move on from Staumont.
Josh Staumont threw a live batting practice on Friday and is progressing like the Royals had hoped to this point as reported by MLB.com's Anne Rogers.
Staumont is still without a timetable for his return from a neck strain that has had him sidelined since June 26. The neck strain had been lingering prior to his being placed on the 15-day IL and was causing a dip in his velocity and control issues, but he had rested for nearly two weeks prior to July 8's batting practice. Once the Royals see how he reacts to throwing again, they should be able to finally establish a timetable for Staumont's return from the IL, which is technically eligible to come off of next week, but that is obviously an extreme improbability at this point.