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.
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).