SP - KC - IL60
Kris Bubic (elbow) will require Tommy John surgery.
The severity of the injury wasn't clear when the Royals placed him on the IL, but now we know he is going to be out for a while. He will miss the rest of the 2023 season and could be out a good portion of 2024 as well. He ends the season with a 3.94 ERA and 9 K/9 in 16 innings.
Kris Bubic has been placed on the 15-day IL with a left flexor strain. Josh Taylor has been recalled from Triple-A.
The severity of the injury still isn't clear, but Bubic will be out for at least two weeks. This is a tough blow for the 25-year-old who has gotten off to a good start to the 2023 season with a 3.94 ERA and a 16/2 K/BB ratio in 16 innings.
Kris Bubic struggled on the mound for the Royals Saturday, allowing five runs on 10 hits while also walking one and striking out three over five innings in a 9-3 loss to the Braves.
Bubic has been fairly steady on the mound to begin the season for the Royals, allowing two runs or less in two of three starts to begin the season for the club. The left-hander will hope Saturday's result is more of an aberration than a sign of things to come, carrying a 1.31 WHIP with 16 strikeouts so far this season.
Kris Bubic pitched six innings, allowing zero runs on two hits and no walks while striking out nine in Kansas City’s 3-1 loss to San Francisco on Sunday.
Bubic left in line for the victory but had a great quality start squandered when Ryan Yarbrough blew his first save of the young season. Bubic was nearly untouchable on Sunday, allowing just two hits and no walks while facing 21 batters. He also struck out nine while throwing first-pitch strikes to 12 of those 21 batters and turning in arguably the best Royals start so far. Bubic remains 0-1 but his ERA and WHIP sit at 1.64 and 0.91 respectively. If your team isn’t starved for wins, he can offer help in every other category, but as always with Royals pitching, exercise caution. Bubic’s next start is slated for Saturday against the visiting Braves, so it may be best to have him prove his numbers aren't lying against a potent Atlanta lineup before taking a chance on him.
Kris Bubic (0-1) earned the loss after five innings of two-run ball, allowing seven hits and one walk while striking out four in Tuesday's 4-1 loss to the Blue Jays.
Bubic is someone that is looking to build off a strong finish to the 2022 season. He picked up where he left off as this is a decent start to build on in what was a tough matchup. He will need to work on keeping his WHIP down, but he provided decent production in other pitching categories. However, pitching for the lowly Royals will not put him in line for many wins. It may be wise to add Bubic to the watchlist and monitor his progress over his next couple of starts. He lines up to travel to the Giants and host the Braves in his next two starts, which might offer too much risk to warrant a start in any format of Fantasy Baseball for now.