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Kris Medlen

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Royals | Kris Medlen begins rehab stint

Sun, 21 Aug 2016 06:19:33 -0700

Kansas City Royals SP Kris Medlen (shoulder) has started a rehab assignment with Class AAA Omaha.

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Royals | Kris Medlen suffers setback

Thu, 07 Jul 2016 17:05:06 -0700

Kansas City Royals SP Kris Medlen (shoulder) has been diagnosed with a Grade 1 shoulder sprain and will be shut down for several weeks, according to manager Ned Yost. There is no established timetable for his return.

Fantasy Tip: Medlen is not worth stashing outside of deep AL-only fantasy formats. The 30-year-old right-hander was 1-3 with a 7.77 ERA in six MLB starts before landing on the disabled list in May and has gone 0-2 with a 5.50 ERA in five rehab starts for Class AA Northwest Arkansas and Class AAA Omaha.

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Royals | Kris Medlen set for more rehab

Sun, 26 Jun 2016 16:36:35 -0700

Kansas City Royals SP Kris Medlen (shoulder) isn't ready to return to the team yet, manager Ned Yost said Sunday, June 26, and he is slated for more rehab starts.

Fantasy Tip: Health has been a constant issue for Medlen, and he can be left on waivers until after he returns and proves he can deliver useful results.

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Royals | Kris Medlen makes rehab start

Sat, 25 Jun 2016 21:34:05 -0700

Kansas City Royals SP Kris Medlen (shoulder) allowed one unearned run and two hits over 4 2/3 innings in a minor-league rehab start for Class AAA Omaha Saturday, June 25. He was able to log five strikeouts with just one walk allowed.

Fantasy Tip: Medlen should be kept reserved in all AL-only fantasy leagues until he can officially return and prove his health in a full game without any setbacks.

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Royals | Kris Medlen rehabbing at Omaha

Sat, 25 Jun 2016 12:16:36 -0700

Kansas City Royals SP Kris Medlen (shoulder) will make a rehab appearance for Class AAA Omaha Saturday, June 25, versus Nashville.

Fantasy Tip: It remains uncertain if Medlen will join the starting rotation or the bullpen once his rehab assignment has ended, so the 30-year-old right-hander should be avoided in all fantasy formats.

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Royals | Kris Medlen makes rehab appearance

Wed, 15 Jun 2016 20:42:05 -0700

Kansas City Royals SP Kris Medlen (shoulder) tossed two scoreless innings in his first rehab start for Class AA Northwest Arkansas Wednesday, June 15.

Fantasy Tip: Although this outing was promising, it remains uncertain if Medlen will join the starting rotation or the bullpen once his rehab assignment ends. At any rate, he should be avoided in all fantasy formats for now.

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Royals | Kris Medlen tosses BP in Arizona

Mon, 06 Jun 2016 19:50:18 -0700

Kansas City Royals SP Kris Medlen (shoulder) threw batting practice Monday, June 6, in Arizona "and everything went great," manager Ned Yost said. Medlen is expected to throw batting practice again Tuesday, June 7, to get him ready for a minor-league rehab assignment.

Fantasy Tip: It's uncertain if Medlen has a spot in the rotation when he returns, so play it safe and avoid him in all fantasy leagues until he can officially return and his situation becomes clearer.

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Royals | Kris Medlen will throw to batters

Sat, 04 Jun 2016 23:36:16 -0700

Kansas City Royals SP Kris Medlen (shoulder) will throw to batters Monday, June 6, as part of a session at the team's Arizona training facility.

Fantasy Tip: Medlen may be nearing a return, but will there be a rotation spot for him? That will be the big question. Stay tuned to see where Medlen ends up before making a decision on whether or not to activate him.

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Royals | Kris Medlen has rotator cuff injury

Fri, 13 May 2016 09:07:17 -0700

Kansas City Royals SP Kris Medlen (shoulder) is dealing with right rotator cuff inflammation. His 15-day disabled list stint is retroactive to Wednesday, May 11. Manager Ned Yost said both Medlen and SP Chris R. Young (forearm) should be able to return when they're eligible to come off the DL. SPs Dillon Gee and Danny Duffy will serve as fill-in starters in the meantime. Gee will throw against the Atlanta Braves Saturday, May 14, and Duffy will go Sunday, May 15. Duffy will begin on a 50-pitch limit.

Fantasy Tip: Neither Medlen nor Young are guaranteed to return to a rotation spot when they're healthy after really struggling before their injuries. Gee and Duffy aren't long-term solutions and aren't attractive options for the spot starts despite juicy matchups against the Braves. Both Gee and Duffy are unlikely to pitch deep in their starts this weekend. Keep tabs on Kyle Zimmer and Miguel Almonte in the minors, as both young pitchers could become options for the rotation at some point this year.

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Royals | Kris Medlen scheduled for MRI

Thu, 12 May 2016 14:02:35 -0700

Updating a previous report, Kansas City Royals SP Kris Medlen (forearm) will undergo an MRI exam in Kansas City Friday, May 13.

Fantasy Tip: Currently sitting with a 7.77 ERA through his first six starts of the season, Medlen's struggles are likely injury related to a degree, and we'll know more details soon. He is a stash candidate in deep mixed and AL-only formats, but you'll want to see Medlen return to the hill and prove his health with improved results before starting him again.

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