Tue, 12 Nov 2013 08:44:26 -0800
Free-agent SP Luis Mendoza (Royals) officially signed with the Nippon Ham Fighters of the Japanese League Monday, Nov. 11.
Mon, 11 Nov 2013 13:52:43 -0800
The Kansas City Royals released SP Luis Mendoza Monday, Nov. 11. He plans to pitch in Japan next year.
Mon, 08 Jul 2013 13:40:13 -0700
Kansas City Royals SP Bruce Chen will replace SP Luis Mendoza in the starting rotation. Mendoza will move to long relief.
Fantasy Tip: At best, Chen is a spot starter in cavernous mixed formats for the pitching-desperate.
Sat, 15 Jun 2013 15:59:50 -0700
Kansas City Royals SP Luis Mendoza (knee) is expected to make his next scheduled start even though he received treatment on his knee after his last start. He said his knee does not bother him when he pitches and is 100 percent. He originally hurt the knee when it was hit by a player sliding into home.
Tue, 23 Apr 2013 19:59:15 -0700
The Kansas City Royals announced SP Wade Davis will stay on schedule and start Wednesday, April 24, against the Detroit Tigers. The scheduled starter for the postponed game Tuesday, April 23, SP Luis Mendoza, will be skipped in this series.
Tue, 23 Apr 2013 16:38:12 -0700
Kansas City Royals SP Luis Mendoza was to work for the first time in 12 days Tuesday, April 23, against the Detroit Tigers, but that game has been rained out with make-up date announced.
Wed, 10 Apr 2013 19:38:39 -0700
Kansas City Royals SP Luis Mendoza will make his start Friday, April 12, against the Toronto Blue Jays, and then he will have his next turn of the rotation skipped due to three off-days in an eight-day period starting Monday, April 15.
Tue, 26 Mar 2013 09:12:13 -0700
Kansas City Royals SP Luis Mendoza won the No. 5 spot in the rotation. SP Bruce Chen is headed to the bullpen.
Fri, 22 Mar 2013 12:15:23 -0700
The Kansas City Royals named SP James Shields as their opening day starter. He'll be followed by SPs Ervin Santana, Jeremy Guthrie, Wade Davis and either Bruce Chen or Luis Mendoza.
Thu, 21 Mar 2013 15:17:03 -0700
Kansas City Royals SP Bruce Chen allowed four runs in the first inning over five innings against minor leaguers Thursday, March 21. However, he gave up no runs and two singles while striking out four and walking none over his final four innings. Chen is competing with SP Luis Mendoza for the final rotation spot.
Fantasy Tip: Chen is the favorite to win the last rotation spot, even though Mendoza has more upside of the two. Chen is useful in the deepest of AL leagues, but only as an innings eater.