TODAY’S MATCHUP: Royals at Tigers. Erik Skoglund vs. Francisco Liriano.
REASON TO SULK: The Royals are 4-16.
REASON TO NOT SULK: Today is probably going to be Blaine Boyer’s last day in a Royals uniform! A lot should change in the time between the end of today’s game and the start of Tuesday’s series against Milwaukee. Salvador Perez and Alex Gordon should return to the big-league club following their rehab assignments, and at some point this week, Clay Buchholz will probably be called up to the big-league squad before Saturday’s double-header.
The corresponding moves? Both Paulo Orlando and Abraham Almonte have options, so one of them will go down to Omaha. Cam Gallagher will also be sent down. And by God, I tell you what, if Blaine Boyer isn’t DFA’d, I don’t even know what else the man has to do. Hell, Brandon Maurer might get called back up to DFA Justin Grimm. They all need to go.
What would you do with these roster moves? Who goes when Perez and Gordon return?