ROYALS SHIFT TO SIX-MAN ROTATION
We knew it was coming. The Royals have been talking about it. Now it’s here. The Royals are moving to a six-man starting rotation. Brady Singer will return from the injured list Wednesday to pitch against the New York Yankees. Instead of sending someone down or moving someone to the bullpen, the Royals have decided to expand the rotation.
So Singer joins Mike Minor, Kris Bubic, Daniel Lynch, Brad Keller, and Carlos Hernandez in the rotation. I think this move is to limit innings for the young pitchers The rest of the season because of a short 2020. I would say that the Royals certainly won’t let this continue into next season, but it is the Royals
BUSIO FINALLY TRANSFERRED
Sporting homegrown player Gianluca Busio was transferred to Venezia FC of the Italian league. The deal is contingent on Busio passing a physical and agreeing to terms with Venezia FC. Busio joined Sporting when he was 15-years old.
CHIEFS RELEASE DEPTH CHART
All of the usual suspects who cover the Chiefs recently tweeted out the initial depth chart only to follow up with tweets saying it’s not important. Well, it’s not that important. But if you want to see the most recent depth chart, here you go.
ROYALS PROMOTE MELENDEZ
The Royals promoted top catching prospect MJ Melendez to Triple-A Omaha Monday. He likely won’t be pushing for a major league spot until sometime next year. You see, the Royals have this guy named Salvador Perez playing catcher right now and they are rather fond of him.
Kansas State AD Gene Taylor is replacing Texas AD Chris Del Conte as the Big 12 representative on the CFP committee because of Texas’ obvious conflict of interest as they wait to join the SEC… Missouri’s Braggin’ Rights Game against Illinois is scheduled for Wednesday, December 22 in St. Louis… The Colorado Rockies investigated what they thought was a fan using a racial slur at one of their home games. They learned that a fan was yelling for their mascot Dinger. All is well, but expect the Rockies to change the mascot’s name soon.
What we’re hearing inside the Big 12: Pac-12 patience, a Texas alliance and the real hurt feelings of realignment (Max Olson)
Pro Sports Leagues Are All-In On Gambling (Jon Wertheim)
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