AL Central Notes: Royals, Reynolds, Arroyo, Indians

MLB.com's Adam McCalvy reports that the Royals were voted by the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society (PBATS) to have the best medical staff in Major League Baseball. Said general manager Dayton Moore: "We're extremely proud of [head athletic trainer] Nick Kenney and our medical team. They are very gifted people, who are very skilled at what they do. … This is a terrific honor for our entire organization." Elsewhere in the American League Central division…

  • Darren Wolfson of 1500 ESPN spoke with a Twins official (Twitter link) and asked if Mark Reynolds was a realistic option for the team. Wolfson's source told him that Reynolds is realistic if the Twins decide they want him, but there's currently no consensus among Twins brass on "marginal players."
  • The Twins have maintained a dialogue with Bronson Arroyo's agent even after re-signing Mike Pelfrey and inking right-handers Ricky Nolasco and Phil Hughes, Wolfson tweeted yesterday. Korean right-hander Suk-Min Yoon also remains on their radar, but he's a lower priority, a team source told Wolfson.
  • Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer doesn't think that the Indians are done adding third base depth despite the presence of Lonnie Chisenhall and the offseason addition of David Adams. Hoynes reminds that the Indians were linked to Kevin Youkilis and has already been linked to Wilson Betemit.


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4 Comments on "AL Central Notes: Royals, Reynolds, Arroyo, Indians"


Comfy_Wastelander
1 year 8 months ago

The Royals’ training staff has come a LONG way under Dayton Moore and Nick Kenney. Their previous management of pitchers looked like Billy Martin and Dusty Baker having a fight over the absurdity of pitch counts.

Congrats on a well-earned award.

Comfy_Wastelander
1 year 8 months ago

I’m still bummed about Jose Rosado…

Jack
1 year 8 months ago

They’re going to need that training crew to work wonders again in 2014 as they already appear to be over payroll. If everyone doesn’t stay healthy, we are screwed. Plain and simple.

Greg David
1 year 8 months ago

True but he’s right about needing to do something at third base