Royals Rumblings - News for April 20, 2021
Anne Rogers gets an update on Adalberto Mondesi.
Royals manager Mike Matheny said Mondesi is starting to do more controlled activity than just the rest that was prescribed when he first hit the IL before Opening Day. Swinging is still off limits for him, but once he’s able to take swings, there will be more of a timeline for his return.
“This is going to be still controlled movements for awhile,” Matheny said. “This is such a violent action when you’re talking about a swing. It takes some time, so I wouldn’t imagine that I’ll be giving you any good, meaty information here for a bit.”
Josh Staumont explained his one-day stint on the Injured List, writes Lynn Worthy.
“As these vaccines come out, typically the first one for somebody who has had coronavirus, like I did, is a little tougher on you,” Staumont said. “Man, it just knocked me down. Didn’t sleep, pretty bad fever, so we just shut it down for that day.“
“I’ve been so thankful for how they’re handling it, handling this whole COVID-19 going back to last year. … It impacted us a ton. I’m forever thankful for how the Royals have handled it, especially my specific case because I seem to have a little bit of an issue with the COVID-19 virus. As I get vaccinated, we’ll be all guns blazing.”
Alec Lewis writes about what Rusty Kuntz means to the Royals, revealing that Kuntz worked a lot with the analytics department last year.
He has long believed the more information you can acquire, the better off you’ll be, especially if it’s balanced with what the eyes are seeing.
“If you’re not learning, you’re just old and stupid and stubborn, or both, and that’s probably what I am anyway,” Kuntz said. “But I try to use as much as I can of that. And learn as much as I can.”
Patrick Mahomes gets it.
Patrick Mahomes was asked today about the Kansas City Royals’ hot start. The man is tuned in. Here’s what he had to say (h/t @ByNateTaylor): pic.twitter.com/WIdDAlo5VK— Alec Lewis (@alec_lewis) April 19, 2021
On the Royals Farm Report podcast, Josh Keiser comes on to talk about the potential low minor league rosters for the Royals.
The Dodgers and Padres had quite a series over the weekend.
Ugh, Salvador Perez had to wear a Tom Brady jersey in batting practice after losing a bet to Brett Phillips over the Super Bowl.
Ronald Acuña Jr. is day-to-day after an abdominal injury.
Baseball chaser Zack Hample eats it going for a ball.
The Cubs reportedly made an offer to Javy Baez around $160-170 million.
Brian Cashman isn’t panicking after the Yankees’ slow start.
Nick Castellanos loses the appeal of his two-game suspension over his role in a bench-clearing incident against the Cardinals.
MLB is seeing some no-hitters, but perfect games remain elusive.
Arkansas remains #1 in college baseball, but will get a test this weekend against #9 South Carolina.
A closer look at the Mascot Hall of Fame.
Joe Buck will take a turn as a Jeopardy guest host.
A Tesla crash with no driver is under investigation.
There will soon be a Boba Tea shortage.
Your song of the day is Red Hot Chili Peppers with Snow.