Royals minor league lefty news

Via the Kansas City Star’s Andy McCullough, lefty Kyle Zimmer is out of extended spring training and headed for Low-A Lexington. He is expected to make his season debut tonight, while pitching 2-3 innings. Hopefully, he stays healthy.

Kyle Zimmer pitching with the Blue Rocks on June 29, 2013 (Jen Nevius).

Kyle Zimmer pitching with the Blue Rocks on June 29, 2013 (Jen Nevius).

Fellow lefty Sean Manaea had yet another setback in extended spring training and is not expected to be leaving Arizona until at least the third week of June. Now McCullough is expecting Manaea to head to Double-A instead of Wilmington. Manaea tweaked his groin this time.

Finally, Brandon Finnegan is back in the starting rotation, this time for Triple-A Omaha. Less than a week after the Royals announced that he would be a reliever for the rest of the season, the team has changed its course yet again. They apparently saw a glitch in his delivery and think having him start will iron out his mechanics.


*Kris Medlen is expected to be leaving Arizona soon, as he recovers from Tommy John surgery. I was hoping he might make a stop in Wilmington, but most are predicting him going to the upper levels (as usual).


About Jen Nevius

I first became a KC Royals fan way back in 1995 when I attended my first Wilmington Blue Rocks game. I fell in love with minor league baseball then and began following the Royals as former Blue Rocks clawed their way to the big leagues. 3+ years ago I started covering the Royals for Aerys Sports, but since the site has been shut down, I am going out on my own.
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One Response to Royals minor league lefty news

  1. connorhoopman says:

    Hopefully Zimmer comes to Wilmington. Would love to see him again.

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