Royals Acquire Robert Fish

The Royals have claimed lefty Robert Fish from the Yankees on outright waivers, according to a team press release. In order to make room for Fish on their 40-man roster, Kansas City has moved right-hander Henry Barrera to the 60-day disabled list.

The Yankees selected Fish, 23, in the Rule 5 Draft this past December out of the Angels organization. Fish was lights out in High-A last season through 16 innings, allowing just two runs and striking out 25. He was torched upon a promotion to Double-A though, primarily due to allowing nine homers through 42 1/3 innings pitched. The result was an unsightly 8.93 ERA, but he maintained his big-time strikeout numbers, posting a K/9 of 10.4.

For his career, Fish has posted a strong 9.1 K/9 through 365 2/3 minor league innings, but he's also allowed far too many baserunners; he's walked 4.2/9 and allowed 9.5 H/9.

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  1. TheodoreRoosevelt 4 years ago

    Best plaice for him.

  2. Andy Mc 4 years ago

    not nice.

  3. Pete 4 years ago

    He’s got nice K rates but gives up that long ball too often. Tons of potential and might excel in a pitcher-friendly park.

  4. The original drummer from Vesuvius?

  5. Does he still have to stick with the Royals for a full season or be offered back to the Angels instead?

  6. Nyankss28 4 years ago

    We get Joakim Soria now right??

  7. Darin Clouse 4 years ago

    So the Angels had a Fish and now only have a Trout left…

    • vtadave 4 years ago

      They just need to bring back Tim Salmon as a coach and trade for Mike Carp.

  8. Guest 4 years ago

    He blasted Harper pretty good in his back.

  9. umair56 4 years ago


  10. woadude 4 years ago

    This deal seems kinda fishy.

  11. In order for the Yankees to have acquired Fish via Rule 5 wouldn’t the Royals have had to already “pass” on him? Why do they get a second chance at him instead of the Yankees having to give him back to the Angels?

    • Because he was claimed in waivers.

      • So a team has the right to claim a player they have already passed on at a later date? If Fish does not stay on the Royals 40 man roster does he then go back on waivers, and if unclaimed, back to the Yankees, or back to the Angels?

  12. are you really complaining about the Royals acquiring a crappy LH relief pitcher? John, you may need a new hobby.

  13. roomwithamoose 4 years ago

    he’s so awesome rooting for him is like playing a game! ok I’m sorry that was terrible, Now back to regular scheduled programming

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