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The Kansas City Royals optioned young left-hander Kris Bubic to Triple-A Omaha on Friday, the team announced.
The Royals won't need a fifth starter for the beginning of the season, and Bubic has struggled to an 8.59 ERA in 7 1/3 innings in spring training. Royals manager Mike Matheny noted that the team probably could have waited until the last day of spring training to make this move, but they are running out of extended innings for starters that they are going to need to begin the season. Sending Bubic to minor league camp allows him to work on his command and other things the team has identified as weaknesses. Bubic pitched to a 4.32 ERA in 2020 but walked 22 batters in 50 innings. He had never pitched above High-A before 2020 and was still just 22 years old, so that performance is actually pretty encouraging for a pitcher making such a big jump. Bubic is a great target later in dynasty drafts but is a risky proposition in 2021 redraft leagues.
Kansas City left-hander Kris Bubic allowed four runs across 4 2/3 innings of work in an 8-7 win over Detroit on Thursday. Bubic struck out five and walked three.
Bubic didn't factor in the decision. He finishes his rookie season with a 1-6 record, 4.32 ERA, 1.48 WHIP, and 49 strikeouts across 50 innings of work.
Kansas City Royals left-hander Kris Bubic allowed one unearned run over 5 1/3 innings in a 5-0 loss to the Brewers on Saturday. Bubic struck out seven and walked four.
Bubic deserved a better fate than seeing his record drop to 1-6 but so it goes pitching for a last-place team. Bubic has been solid this year, posting a 3.97 ERA, 1.39 WHIP, and 44 strikeouts in 45 1/3 innings of work. He will face the Tigers next.
Kansas City left-hander Kris Bubic pitched well in a 4-3 win over the Pirates on Friday. Bubic allowed one run in five innings while striking out six.
Bubic picked up the win, the first of his career. The rookie southpaw has a 1-5 record, 4.50 ERA, 1.45 WHIP, and 37 strikeouts in 40 innings of work.
Kansas City Royals left-hander Kris Bubic allowed five runs (two earned) in a 5-3 loss to the White Sox on Saturday. Bubic struck out four and walked one in the game.
Bubic was let down by a fielding error in the fifth inning. The young hurler now has a 0-5 record, 4.89 ERA, 1.43 WHIP, and 31 strikeouts in 35 innings.