Tue, 26 Apr 2011 06:31:30 -0700
Japanese League SP Brian Bannister left the Yomiuri Giants after last month's earthquake and tsunami and said he has no plans to pitch this season.
Thu, 06 Jan 2011 21:15:43 -0800
Kansas City Royals P Brian Bannister signed a one-year deal with the Tokyo Giants of the Japanese League Thursday, Jan. 6, according to The Kansas City Star's Terez A. Paylor. The deal includes an option for the 2012 season.
Wed, 10 Nov 2010 13:57:09 -0800
Kansas City Royals SP Brian Bannister declined his minor league assignment Wednesday, Nov. 10, and has become a free agent, according to WIBW.com.
Sun, 12 Sep 2010 12:02:09 -0700
Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost said P Brian Bannister will pitch out of the bullpen for the remainder of the season, according to The Associated Press.
Wed, 08 Sep 2010 08:32:14 -0700
Kansas City Royals SP Brian Bannister (shoulder) said he is physically having trouble throwing his offspeed pitch, according to MLB.com's Dick Kaegel. "I got away with throwing all fastballs down in Triple-A and it just doesn't happen at this level. I threw some decent ones but my control was still spotty and you're just not going to beat a good team at this level throwing fastballs, especially below-average ones," Bannister said. He also said his right shoulder is still bothering him.
Sat, 04 Sep 2010 06:32:53 -0700
Kansas City Royals SP Brian Bannister (shoulder) has been activated from the 15-day disabled list, according to The Associated Press. He will start against the Minnesota Twins Wednesday, Sept. 8, and will be on a limited pitch count.
Sun, 29 Aug 2010 08:03:56 -0700
Kansas City Royals SP Brian Bannister (shoulder) allowed three runs and four hits over two innings in a rehab start for Triple-A Omaha Friday, Aug. 27, according to The Associated Press. Manager Ned Yost said he will make at least one more rehab start before being activated from the 15-day disabled list.
Sun, 22 Aug 2010 08:52:35 -0700
Kansas City Royals SP Brian Bannister (shoulder) is scheduled to throw two innings in a rehab appearance with Triple-A Omaha Monday, Aug. 23, according to The Associated Press. He will be limited to throwing 25 pitches.
Wed, 18 Aug 2010 02:22:02 -0700
Kansas City Royals SP Brian Bannister (shoulder) was placed on the 15-day disabled list with tendonitis in his right rotator cuff, The Associated Press reports.
Thu, 12 Aug 2010 16:22:50 -0700
Kansas City Royals SP Brian Bannister has been working to fine-tune his mechanics after pitching coach Bob McClure said Bannister needed to be more consistent with his arm slot, according to The Kansas City Star's Daniel Paulling. "He's been throwing some good side sessions," manager Ned Yost said. "We're trying to make sure we get Banny in a spot mechanically where he can finish the month of September really strong. He's working on mechanical issues so that he can not get out in front and finish those pitches with the strong downhill motion instead of getting underneath."