Kansas City Royals: Players who could be called up in September

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Last summer, the Kansas City Royals sent Brett Eibner to the Oakland Athletics in exchange for Billy Burns. Burns was essentially a younger and less fast version of Jarrod Dyson, but make no mistake… Burns can still fly on the bases and in the outfield.

Burns has spent a short amount of time in Kansas City this year and managed to make a pretty incredible play in the outfield during his brief stint in KC. He’s only had six at bats and had one hit during that time for an average of .167.


Burns will have just turned 28 by the time September rolls around and he’ll likely be utilized more next season, assuming that Lorenzo Cain and Melky Cabrera both leave in free agency. Burns could be a nice future center field option defensively, but his bat isn’t going to ever be as hot as Cain’s.

This will be a nice time to try and figure out what to do with Burns though. He’s a great option as a pinch runner, but with the lack of talent sticking around next year, he’ll probably become an every day player for Kansas City.