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17-6 8-2 W5
14-10 5-5 W1
14-10 6-4 W3
9-13 4-6 W2
3-20 1-9 L5

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  • Royals' Jake Brentz: Beginning rehab assignment

    Brentz (hamstring) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Omaha on Sunday.

    Brentz has missed over a month with a Grade 2 hamstring strain, which follows Tommy John surgery in 2022 and a lat strain in 2023. Given the long layoff, the Royals are likely to ease Brentz back into action, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports. Pitchers can spend 30 days on a rehab assignment, so it's unlikely he's back in the majors until mid-May at the earliest.

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  • Royals' Jake Brentz: Throws bullpen

    Brentz (hamstring) thew a bullpen session Tuesday and remains on schedule, Byron Kerr of MLB.com reports.

    Brentz was placed on the 15-day injured list Thursday after suffering a Grade 2 hamstring strain in mid-March. In the bullpen session Tuesday, he threw 20-30 pitches without any apparent setbacks. Brentz may soon be ready to face live hitters, although the Royals may opt to have him attempt at least one more bullpen before progressing to that next step.

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  • Royals' Jake Brentz: To IL with hamstring strain

    The Royals placed Brentz (hamstring) on the 15-day injured list Thursday.

    Brentz suffered a Grade 2 hamstring strain in mid-March. The injury will likely keep him sidelined for the first several weeks of the season.

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  • Royals' Jake Brentz: Diagnosed with Grade 2 strain

    Brentz was diagnosed with a Grade 2 strain in his left hamstring Tuesday, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.

    Brentz missed all of last season due to a lat injury he suffered while working his way back from Tommy John surgery, and he's now in line to be sidelined for the next six weeks. The 29-year-old southpaw was having a rough spring before getting hurt, surrendering nine earned runs in just 4.1 innings.

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  • Royals' Jake Brentz: Exits game with trainer

    Brentz exited Sunday's spring training game against the Brewers with a trainer, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.

    It appears that Brentz may have injured his hamstring, and he exited after grimacing in pain. The pitcher had been having a rough spring with six earned runs allowed, eight strikeouts and 11 walks in 4.1 innings entering the outing.

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  • Royals' Jake Brentz: Available for start of spring games

    Brentz is listed as available for the Royals' Cactus League opener versus the Rangers, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.

    Brentz looks ready to get back into contention for a spot in the Royals' bullpen after missing most of the last two seasons. He's recovered from Tommy John surgery in 2022, and it doesn't look like he'll be hampered by the lat strain that ended his comeback attempt in 2023.

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  • Royals' Jake Brentz: Throws live BP session

    Brentz (lat) threw a live BP session Saturday, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.

    Brentz missed most of 2022 due to Tommy John surgery, and a lat injury during his rehab cost him the rest of 2023 after just three minor-league appearances. It's a long layoff, and the southpaw will likely have to settle for a low-leverage role if he makes the Royals' bullpen out of spring training. The team has focused on making improvements to the bullpen, both by promoting prospects and acquiring players to shore up a weakness the team has dealt with for multiple seasons. Brentz's lone full MLB season in 2021 saw him post a 3.66 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 76:37 K:BB with two saves and 15 holds, but high-leverage assignments will be difficult to land in 2024.

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  • Royals' Jake Brentz: Suffers season-ending lat strain

    Brentz (elbow) is expected to miss the remainder of the season after suffering a left lat strain while on his rehab assignment, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.

    Brentz began a rehab assignment earlier this month while working his way back from Tommy John surgery, but now a new injury ends his season before it started. The left-hander should have a relatively normal offseason, but even if he begins 2024 on time he'll have gone nearly two years in between major-league appearances.

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  • Royals' Jake Brentz: Pulled off rehab assignment

    Brentz (elbow) was pulled off his minor-league rehab assignment Friday.

    Brentz is not immediately joining the Royals' bullpen, so he may have suffered a setback in his recovery from Tommy John surgery. The 28-year-old left-hander underwent the reconstructive elbow procedure last July.

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  • Royals' Jake Brentz: Rehab assignment moved to Double-A

    Brentz's (elbow) rehab assignment was transferred to Double-A Northwest Arkansas on Tuesday.

    Brentz, who is on the road back from Tommy John surgery, made two appearances in the Arizona Complex League, striking out three while allowing an unearned run in 1.2 innings. The reliever will presumably make several more rehab appearances before potentially returning to the big leagues before the end of the season.

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  • Royals' Jake Brentz: Making moves in recovery

    Brentz (elbow) is expected tobegin a rehab assignment Wednesday with Kansas City's rookie-level Arizona Complex League affiliate.

    Brentz has been out of action since undergoing Tommy John surgery in July 2022, but he has made good progress in his recovery and is nearly ready for the final phase of his rehab program. If all continues going as planned, chances are he will return from the 60-day injured list and get a look out of the big-league bullpen before the 2023 campaign comes to a close.

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  • Royals' Jake Brentz: Lands on 60-day IL

    Brentz (elbow) was placed on the 60-day injured list Thursday, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.

    This is simply a procedural move, as Brentz will likely miss all of the 2023 season while recovering from Tommy John surgery. His placement on the 60-day IL opened up a 40-man roster spot for Jackie Bradley.

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  • Royals' Jake Brentz: Rejoins Royals

    Brentz (elbow) signed a two-year deal with the Royals on Thursday.

    Brentz underwent Tommy John surgery in the middle of July, so he's likely to miss the entire 2023 season. Prior to going down with the arm issue in 2022, he made only a few appearances with the Royals and allowed 14 earned runs across 5.1 innings with nine strikeouts and 10 walks.

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  • Jake Brentz: Non-tendered after DFA

    The Royals declined to tender Brentz (elbow) a major-league contract for 2023.

    This decision comes a few days after the lefty was designated for assignment, and seemingly ends the business relationship between the two sides. After leading the Royals in appearances in 2021 with 72, Brentz struggled last season before undergoing Tommy John surgery in July.

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  • Royals' Jake Brentz: Designated for assignment

    Brentz (elbow) was designated for assignment by the Royals on Tuesday.

    Brentz made just eight relief appearances last season before hitting the injured list with elbow issues. He began a rehab assignment in mid-June but paused it soon after and eventually underwent Tommy John surgery in late July. The timing of the procedure means he'll miss the majority or perhaps the entirety of the 2023 season. He'll manage his recovery while no longer a member of the 40-man roster, as the Royals elected to clear space to protect another player from the Rule 5 draft.

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  • Royals' Jake Brentz: Undergoes Tommy John surgery

    The Royals announced Thursday that Brentz recently underwent Tommy John surgery on his left elbow.

    The 27-year-old has been sidelined by an elbow strain since late April, and he began a minor-league rehab assignment in mid-June only to be pulled after one appearance. Given the timing of the procedure, Brentz is likely to miss the entirety of the 2023 campaign in addition to the rest of this season.

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  • Royals' Jake Brentz: Pauses rehab assignment

    Brentz (elbow) paused his rehab assignment to return to Kansas City and be reevaluated Friday, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.

    Brentz has been out since late April with a flexor strain. He'd recently begun a rehab assignment but felt renewed tightness in the same area, so his game action will be put on hold for now. A new timeline for his return should be available after the reevaluation.

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  • Royals' Jake Brentz: Starts rehab stint

    Brentz (elbow) will report to Double-A Northwest Arkansas on Sunday to begin a rehab assignment.

    Brentz has been sidelined by a flexor strain in his left elbow since late April, but he's entering the final stage of his rehab program. The 27-year-old surrendered 14 earned runs with a 9:10 K:BB across 5.1 innings prior to landing on the injured list.

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  • Royals' Jake Brentz: Transferred to 60-day IL

    Brentz (elbow) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Sunday.

    This is not surprising, as Brentz is on the shelf with a left flexor strain. He should be considered out indefinitely.

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  • Royals' Jake Brentz: Fails to record out

    Brentz allowed five runs (four earned) on four hits without recording an out in Friday's 12-2 loss to the Yankees.

    Any chance of the Royals making a comeback disappeared after Brentz made a mess of the eighth inning. The southpaw has allowed multiple runs in four of his eight appearances this season, including 11 runs (10 earned) in his last three outings. In the small sample this season, he's sporting an ugly 23.63 ERA and 3.94 WHIP. There's little reason to have confidence in the reliever right now.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 205 lbs
Birthplace: Ballwin, MO
Age: 29
Experience: 3
Bats/Throws: L, L