KC Royals News: Kris Medlen And Replay System Glitch


KC Royals news consists of the costly glitch with the replay system that very well might have cost the Royals a win on Tuesday night, and about Kris Medlen pitching his first simulated game.

The Kansas City Royals might be in a bit of slump as of lately, but that hasn’t stopped the news from pouring in. On Tuesday night in the eighth inning of the Royals/Indians game when Jose Ramirez was called safe even though the Royals’ defense clearly made a double play.

The replay went on for three minutes, but the call stood, and the Indians went on to later score the winning run in that inning.

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On Wednesday, Major League Baseball apologized to the Kansas City Royals and claimed that they did indeed make the wrong call. I’m not sure what good apologizing does at this point because the Royals ended up losing and it’s not like the MLB is going to do anything about it now.

In more positive news though, Kris Medlen has finally been brought up and pitched his first simulated game on Thursday. Medlen might end up playing a big role for the Royals, as the rotation hasn’t been as solid as fans had hoped they’d be.

Also, Ned Yost has chosen his staff for something called the 2015 All-Star Game. Yost gets the honor of being the American League manager in the big game after leading the Kansas City Royals to the American League pennant last season.

Here’s what Fansided.com is talking about in KC Royals news.

KC Royals Injury Update: Kris Medlen to Pitch Simulated Game [Kings of Kauffman]

"Coming off of his second Tommy John surgery, we all knew it would take some time for Medlen to make his Royals debut. However, he is moving closer to that point, as Medlen is set to pitch in a simulated game on Thursday. He will join with Danny Duffy in that simulated game, as the Royals are getting a slight bit closer to having their pitching staff healthy and ready to contribute."

KC Royals: Is The AL Central The Best Division In Baseball [KC Kingdom]

"The AL Central has been a pretty close race when it comes to who is at the top, and the division currently has three teams with winning records, and only two with losing records. Not only that, but the two teams with losing records aren’t far under the .500 mark."

Kansas City Royals Greg Holland May be Close to Form [Kings of Kauffman]

"While Holland may look to be close to the same statistically, having saved eight of nine games with a 2.19 ERA, he just is not the same pitcher. His control, which has usually been solid, has deserted Holland thus far, resulting in eight walks in 12.1 innings. Meanwhile, Holland’s strikeouts are down, as he only has ten strikeouts on the season."

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MLB apologizes to Kansas City Royals for costly replay error [ESPN]

"The issue occurred in the eighth inning of a tied game Tuesday night when first base umpire Bob Davidson ruled the Indians’ Jose Ramirez beat out a relay throw to prevent a double play. The replays appeared to show Ramirez was out, but the call stood after a nearly 3-minute review."

A day late and an out short for Kansas City Royals: MLB apologizes for replay snafu [Fox Sports]

"On replays shown on Kauffman Stadium’s video board, the frame was frozen when the ball was in Eric Hosmer‘s glove and Ramirez’s foot had yet to touch the bag. Yost felt comfortable in his challenge, as did Hosmer and Escobar. But two minutes and 52 seconds later, the call was upheld, the umpires deciding they did not have enough evidence to reverse the call to out."

Duffy, Medlen feeling good about sim games [Royals website]

"Medlen, who has undergone two Tommy John surgeries, was signed to a two-year deal in the offseason. He continues to work his way back and Thursday was another positive step — a 45-pitch sim game.Medlen likely will throw again this weekend under the Royals’ coaching staff’s supervision and then return to Arizona for more extended spring training. In about two weeks, Medlen could be sent out on a rehab assignment."

Ned Yost bringing entire Kansas City Royals coaching staff with him to All-Star Game [Fox Sports]

"Yost will manage the American League All-Stars on July 14 due to Kansas City’s 2014 AL championship. The rest of the Royals’ coaching staff — pitching coach Dave Eiland, hitting coach Dale Sveum, first-base coach Rusty Kuntz, third-base coach Mike Jirschele, bullpen coach Doug Henry, catching coach Pedro Grifol and bench coach Don Wakamatsu — will also join Yost in Cincinnati."

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