The Royals have placed right-hander Jesse Hahn on the 10-day injured list due to right shoulder impingement syndrome, the team announced. Righty Jake Newberry has been called up from the alternate site to take Hahn’s spot in the Kansas City bullpen.
It isn’t yet clear how long Hahn might be out of action, though manager Mike Matheny told reporters (including MLB.com’s Anne Rogers) that Hahn will miss “some time” with the injury. According to Matheny, Hahn felt a shoulder issue while warming up for an appearance yesterday against the White Sox, though he didn’t tell team trainers or coaches about the problem until after the game. Hahn was clearly affected by the injury — he issued a walk, a two-run homer to Adam Eaton, and then another walk before being removed from the game without a single batter retired.
Hahn is unfortunately no stranger to arm injuries, having undergone a Tommy John surgery and another UCL repair procedure already on his record. Thanks to that latter surgery, he has pitched only 25 1/3 Major League innings pitched since being acquired by K.C. in January 2018.
Hahn posted an 0.52 ERA/3.93 SIERA over 17 1/3 innings in 2020, though benefited from quite a bit of batted-ball luck (an absurdly low .108 BABIP). The Royals were counting on the 31-year-old to serve in a setup or high-leverage role this season, though Hahn had posted an 8.10 ERA and looked shaky over 3 1/3 innings even prior to Sunday’s disastrous outing.
Wow… Twins game postponed tonight due to the shooting of another unarmed person of color. Curfew of 7 PM tonight in the city of Minneapolis.
Since the woman cop who shot him was also black, I guess your desire to stoke racial divide won’t work this time. Sorry about that.
Just spreading the word. I know Steve Adams lives in St. Paul, and I wouldn’t want him to get stopped from buying Skittles at the corner store.
Until Minneapolis can properly rebuild, no good free agents would ever want to play for the Twins.
Skittles?? I have it on the BEST authority (Jon Heyman) that Steve has ordered a case of Reece’s Pieces from Amazon.
Agreed. Completely gratuitous post on comment section about a KC player going on the IL. Obvious effort to fan flames on race issues.
And this relates to a Royals relief pitcher going on the injure list how?
I feel like the next comment section should be open, especially when there’s a legit roster move that accompanies it.
Agreed. Annoying that covid related roster moves are blocked… its not even about covid itself
High school teammate of Matt Harvey
Dumpster Divin Theo
Played baseball in the major leagues at the same time as Matt Harvey too
Dumpster Divin Theo
The wrath of Hahn. Hahn!!!!!!!