Jason Vargas to have appendectomy and other injury notes

Brian Blanco

Vargas will miss Sunday's start. Alex Gordon and Mike Moustakas could also miss some time.

Andy McCullough reported today that Jason Vargas will undergo an appendectomy and won't return to Kansas City until Friday. His start Sunday against the Tigers has been scratched and he will be replaced by Bruce Chen. If the Royals were to have Vargas make the fifth start after the All-Star Break, he would start June 22, which isn't quite enough time to allow him to sit on the 15 day disabled list to call someone up in his place. Recovery from an appendectomy for baseball players typically takes 2-3 weeks.

McCullough also reported Alex Gordon will undergo an MRI in Kansas City tomorrow after spraining his wrist on a slide in Cleveland. Yost says he is "worried" Alex Gordon will not be able to participate in the All-Star Game. It seems unlikely Gordon will be available for much, or all of the Detroit series.

Mike Moustakas is also battling the flu, and that is why he is out of tonight's ballgame, despite a right-handed pitcher on the mound. He may be vomiting, but he's out there having a blast.

All these freak occurrences and Nori Aoki was not even involved. Weird.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Royals Review

You must be a member of Royals Review to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Royals Review. You should read them.

Join Royals Review

You must be a member of Royals Review to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Royals Review. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9351_tracker