Happy St.Patrick's Day
Well as I'm sure you've already heard the Royals optioned Carlos Rosa to AAA Omaha Tuesday.
But what you may have missed is that RoRetc favorite RHP Victor Marte was also optioned to AAA. We of course wish him the best.
Well the Royals have four lefties, left battling for a spot in the pen and they be : Edgar Osuna, Bruce Chen, Dusty Hughes, and John Parrish
“It could be a race to the end,” Hillman said. “We’ll see what happens.”
Also mentioned by the Star was that Edgar is emerging as a darkhorse for the "infamous" 5th spot in the rotation. A spot genuinely consider to be down to Farnsworth, Tejeda and Davies.
Personally I'd love for Hughes to break camp with the Royals. And being a Rule V pick Osuna should make the team if he is even on the bubble. Parrish and Chen should start the year in the minors.
But hey until the season starts I just get my info from the paper so whatever...
On Our Other Guys - Who Aren't In The Spotlight (OOOG-WAITS)
Gaby Hernandez/ No Spring Training Stats
Jorge Campillo/ No Spring Training Stats
Bryan Bullington/3 IP/6.00 ERA/4 H/2 R/2 ER/3-0 K-BB
Brad Thompson/6 IP/1.50 ERA/7 H/1 R/1 ER/ 2-2 K-BB
Anthony Lerew/5 IP/10.80 ERA/10 H/6 R/6 ER/5-0 K-BB
Philip Humber/4 IP/4.50 ERA/7 H/2 R/2 ER/2-1 K-BB
Also the Nationals have released there projected Opening Day RF Elijah Dukes who has had his share of problems. But according to MASN's Ben Goessling his release had nothing to do with off-the-field issues.
I believe the Royals should definitely look into signing Dukes. Even with our "sardined" outfield he could be an upgrade.
Finally here is a nice article on Royals.com about NRI Matt Herges and in case you missed it former Royals Ace Sidney Ponson has signed with the Long Island Ducks