The Royals have called up reliever Dylan Coleman and have activated Brady Singer from the Injured List to start game one of today’s doubleheader in Cleveland. To make room on the roster, the Royals optioned Tyler Zuber and Scott Blewett to Omaha, and placed Brad Keller and Wade Davis on the 60-day Injured List to make room on the 40-man roster. The team also called up outfielder Edward Olivares to serve as the 29th man for the doubleheader today.
Coleman was acquired from the Padres last year with Olivares in exchange for pitcher Trevor Rosenthal. The 25-year old right-hander had a 3.28 ERA across Double-A and Triple-A with 93 strikeouts in 57 2⁄3 innings. Coleman has been throwing as high as 101 mph in the minors with a sharp slider. He’s a native of Potosi, Missouri, a town an hour south of St. Louis, and attended Missouri State before the Padres made him a fourth-round pick in 2018. Coleman would have been eligible to be selected for the Rule 5 draft had he not been added to the 40-man roster.
Singer was activated without having to sit out ten days, suggesting his short stint was COVID-19 related, although it does not mean he was infected himself. The right-hander last pitched on September 11 against Minnesota, giving up six runs in 4 2⁄3 innings with seven strikeouts, but with a career-high five home runs allowed. He has started 25 games and has a 4.85 ERA and 4.13 FIP with 124 strikeouts in 120 2⁄3 innings.
Zuber and Blewett both pitched in Sunday’s loss to Seattle. Zuber had a 5.81 ERA with 25 strikeouts in 26 1⁄3 innings this year for the Royals. Blewett had a 1.80 ERA with four strikeouts and five walks in five innings.