The Chicago White Sox have acquired pitcher Mike Mayers from the Kansas City Royals in exchange for cash considerations.
Mayers, 31, was outrighted to Triple-A on June 21 and now lands with the White Sox a few weeks later. The right-hander pitched to a 6.15 ERA across six appearances (two starts) for the Royals this season while tossing a 6.80 ERA across 41 innings between the rotation and bullpen at Triple-A.
Mike Mayers struggled on Saturday, allowing six earned runs on seven hits and a walk over five innings in a loss to the Royals.
Mayers struck out just one batter and threw 76 pitches. The 30-year-old right-hander has now posted a 6.15 ERA on the season. His next start is uncertain at this time.
Mike Mayers will start for the Royals Saturday vs the Angels.
Mayers will get his second official start of the season but has also thrown multiple innings in every relief appearance in 2023. He threw 88 pitches in his last outing and should be able to give that same length Saturday. He has a 5.06 ERA and 6.75 K/9.
Mayers was impressive in his start against the Tigers, striking out eight batters over 4.2 innings while allowing just one earned run on six hits and a walk.
Although he did not factor in the decision, Mayers was able to keep the Royals in the game and give them a chance to come back and win, which they did by a score of 4-1. Mayers has made two appearances with the Royals this year, posting a 2.45 ERA and 13.5 K/9 over 7 1/3 innings pitched.
Mike Mayers did not factor into the decision after allowing two runs on four hits and one walk while striking out three in 5 2/3 innings of Tuesday's 5-4 win over the Tigers.
Mayers looks to be fully assimilated into the Angels' starting pitching staff, as this is his fifth straight start going four innings or more. The 30-year-old has a 4.91 ERA and a WHIP of 1.32 in 44 innings pitched this season between the starting rotation and the bullpen. His next start will likely come next week against the Guardians.