After Last night's debacle off pickoff's the Royals have sent down Jerrod Dyson and brought up pitcher RHP Greg Holland from AAA. Sending down Dyson has deprived Yost of one of his offensive base running weapons. But Think about it this way... Dyson and hit... anything whatsoever. He stinks!! Let's face it. If he can work on getting more playing time in AAA and get his hitting game better, then he could become one of the best lead off hitters in baseball. Although our outfield is already jacked with guys he could be a useful pinch hitter sometimes even if he does just lay down a bunt, which he hasn't really been able to do all year.
As for Greg Holland, he has a 2-0 record, two saves, and a 2.08 ERA in 13 games for Class AAA Omaha with 27 K's and 11 walks in 21 2/3 innings. He should make a good addition to the bullpen or our starting rotation which may have now added just one more rookie next to Adcock who will make a start on Sunday against the Cards and now Danny Duffy who pitched 4 1/3 innings last night.
After last night's debacle we also sent down Jeremy Jeffress and recalled Robinson Tejeda from his minor league rehab assignment. Jeffress, was wild and couldn't find the strike zone last night after walking 3 batters and loading the bases and only getting one out before the Rangers hit a basehit to the best possible man Jerrod Dyson who has argueably the worst arm for the Royals in the outfield. He did make a pretty decent throw though which shows me that he has worked on his game. It was a better throw then Melky's double clutch that he through to the plate that caused another Ranger run to score. On Dyson's throw Catcher Brayan Pena's tag was too high and the runner was able to slide under. We can't say Matt Treanor has any better chance because he was already having a really rough game as it was.
I feel like Dyson getting sent down wasn't because of getting picked off. I hope someone told him that. It's because he needs to work on his hitting game and be a more offensive weapon for us and finding ways to get on the bases from the plate and not from the dugout.