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Royals Rumblings - News for April 13, 2021

The injuries are piling up.

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Royals Rumblings - News for April 13, 2021

Mike Matheny gets into more detail on Jesse Hahn’s injury with Anne Rogers.

“He said he felt while he was in the ‘pen, been battling through a little bit,” Matheny said. “There’s always that fine line. Every one of these guys, they walk in here each day, teetering on, ‘Whether what I feel right now is major, is it just what I got to go through and what I have to pitch through, what I have to play through?’ … Fortunately, [Hahn] was honest with us last night after the game. We had a chance to get a look at it. The doctors saw some things that we needed to take a little pause.”

Hunter Dozier sat out again on Monday due to a thumb injury, writes Lynn Worthy.

“We had a couple long talks yesterday,” Matheny said. “He feels good. It’s just something that keeps flaring up a little bit, but it seems to be gone by the next time he gets up to bat. It’s going to be some time when it does flare and we’re going to have to give it a little bit more of a rest. But the trainers are very confident this is something we can get ahead of.”

He also wrote about Kyle Zimmer picking up his first save on Sunday.

“Pretty special,” Matheny said of Zimmer’s first save. “You know, he came in and used his secondary pitches too. Was behind in the count, not afraid to throw the slider backdoor. Used the curveball. I thought he kept everybody off-balance. He threw strikes. To be able to throw strikes with more than just your fastball is important in a situation like that.”

An update on Adalberto Mondesi.

Matheny comments on the sloppy defensive play last night.

Kevin O’Brien at Royals Reporter wonders if it is time to worry about Andrew Benintendi.

David Scharff at Kings of Kauffman sees good things from the Royals.

Boulevard Beer will release beers to honor the Negro League Baseball Museum and the Royals.

Zack Greinke throws a 51 mph strike.

The Cubs place three pitchers on the COVID-19 Injured List.

The Minnesota Twins postpone their game in the wake of the police shooting of Daunte Wright.

The Diamondbacks sign Josh Reddick to a minor league deal.

Is Byron Buxton finally breaking out?

Free agent pitcher David Carpenter is suspended for one year for violating drug policies.

When do April hitting stats actually matter?

The Oakland Athletics discuss paying players in cryptocurrencies.

Umpire Joe West wins a defamation suit against an ex-player accusing him of rigging the strike zone.

Topps is releasing official NFT baseball cards on April 20.

Chiefs coach Britt Reid is charged with DWI for allegedly having a BAC of .113 after his car crash that caused severe injuries to a five-year old.

Should more NBA teams play with three point guards playing together?

Air quality improved during the pandemic, but that won’t last for long.

Behind the scenes of the rotating Jeopardy host experiment.

Inside the biggest art heist in history, now featured in a new Netflix documentary.

Your song of the day is Foo Fighters with The Pretender.