KC Royals explore add more starting pitchers

Los Kansas City Royals entered the offseason with the stated goal of adding some veteran depth to their young rotation, and the signings of right-hander Jordan Lyles and left-hander Ryan Yarbrough They have addressed that need.

However, General Manager JJ Picollo said it may not be over, recently telling The Kansas City Star’s Lynn Worthy and other reporters that “I think we still have to explore” more reinforcements for the starting five:

Because we just don’t know how it’s going to end during the offseason, regardless of who the pitcher is. So if there’s an opportunity for us to deepen and improve, we can’t close the door right now.”

Technically, only Lyles is assured of a full-time spot in the 2023 rotation, as KC could opt to continue using Yarbrough as a wild-card relief. Yarbrough has started 59 of his 127 career MLB games (all with the Rays), operating as a traditional starter, opener, big pitcher behind a starter and in a long relief capacity.

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Royals manager Matt Quatraro was a member of the Rays coaching staff for a long time and therefore is very familiar with how Yarbrough can be deployed in a way that helps the pitching staff as a whole.

Raphael Martinez

I am a fan of the King of Sports, especially the Boston Red Sox in MLB and in general all of Mexican baseball. This profession has given me the opportunity to cover big events such as the Caribbean Series, LMB All Star, LMP (uninterrupted since 2009), important players’ signatures. I had the chance to attend the 2013 World Classic in Arizona, USA, albeit as an amateur. Apart from this beautiful sport, I love basketball, where I have also narrated games and even an NBA friendly 10 years ago, but baseball is in my veins. Graduated in Communication Sciences from the Autonomous University of Sinaloa (UAS). , from which I graduated in 2011. I was born in Mazatlán, Sinaloa and started in the world of sports journalism in 2004 in the newspaper El Sol de Mazatlán, where I was a baseball columnist and reporter at the same time. In January 2009 I arrived at El Debate as a journalist reporter and it took almost six years (in the first stage), until in November 2014 I emigrated to radio, providing my services at Línea Directa-Grupo RSN. My cycle there ended in July 2019 and a few days later, El Debate gave me another opportunity to work and opened the doors for me again. That is how I came to Al Bat, where I have been since 2019 as a web journalist.

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