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AL Central Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
87-75 7-3 L1
78-84 7-3 W2
76-86 4-6 L2
61-101 3-7 L3
56-106 6-4 W1

Top Jacob Brentz News

  • Royals' Jake Brentz: Suffers season-ending lat strain

    Brentz (elbow) is expected to miss the remainder of the season after suffering a left lat strain while on his rehab assignment, Anne Rogers of reports.

    Brentz began a rehab assignment earlier this month while working his way back from Tommy John surgery, but now a new injury ends his season before it started. The left-hander should have a relatively normal offseason, but even if he begins 2024 on time he'll have gone nearly two years in between major-league appearances.

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  • Royals' Jake Brentz: Pulled off rehab assignment

    Brentz (elbow) was pulled off his minor-league rehab assignment Friday.

    Brentz is not immediately joining the Royals' bullpen, so he may have suffered a setback in his recovery from Tommy John surgery. The 28-year-old left-hander underwent the reconstructive elbow procedure last July.

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  • Royals' Jake Brentz: Rehab assignment moved to Double-A

    Brentz's (elbow) rehab assignment was transferred to Double-A Northwest Arkansas on Tuesday.

    Brentz, who is on the road back from Tommy John surgery, made two appearances in the Arizona Complex League, striking out three while allowing an unearned run in 1.2 innings. The reliever will presumably make several more rehab appearances before potentially returning to the big leagues before the end of the season.

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  • Royals' Jake Brentz: Making moves in recovery

    Brentz (elbow) is expected tobegin a rehab assignment Wednesday with Kansas City's rookie-level Arizona Complex League affiliate.

    Brentz has been out of action since undergoing Tommy John surgery in July 2022, but he has made good progress in his recovery and is nearly ready for the final phase of his rehab program. If all continues going as planned, chances are he will return from the 60-day injured list and get a look out of the big-league bullpen before the 2023 campaign comes to a close.

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  • Royals' Jake Brentz: Lands on 60-day IL

    Brentz (elbow) was placed on the 60-day injured list Thursday, Anne Rogers of reports.

    This is simply a procedural move, as Brentz will likely miss all of the 2023 season while recovering from Tommy John surgery. His placement on the 60-day IL opened up a 40-man roster spot for Jackie Bradley.

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  • Royals' Jake Brentz: Rejoins Royals

    Brentz (elbow) signed a two-year deal with the Royals on Thursday.

    Brentz underwent Tommy John surgery in the middle of July, so he's likely to miss the entire 2023 season. Prior to going down with the arm issue in 2022, he made only a few appearances with the Royals and allowed 14 earned runs across 5.1 innings with nine strikeouts and 10 walks.

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  • Jake Brentz: Non-tendered after DFA

    The Royals declined to tender Brentz (elbow) a major-league contract for 2023.

    This decision comes a few days after the lefty was designated for assignment, and seemingly ends the business relationship between the two sides. After leading the Royals in appearances in 2021 with 72, Brentz struggled last season before undergoing Tommy John surgery in July.

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  • Royals' Jake Brentz: Designated for assignment

    Brentz (elbow) was designated for assignment by the Royals on Tuesday.

    Brentz made just eight relief appearances last season before hitting the injured list with elbow issues. He began a rehab assignment in mid-June but paused it soon after and eventually underwent Tommy John surgery in late July. The timing of the procedure means he'll miss the majority or perhaps the entirety of the 2023 season. He'll manage his recovery while no longer a member of the 40-man roster, as the Royals elected to clear space to protect another player from the Rule 5 draft.

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  • Royals' Jake Brentz: Undergoes Tommy John surgery

    The Royals announced Thursday that Brentz recently underwent Tommy John surgery on his left elbow.

    The 27-year-old has been sidelined by an elbow strain since late April, and he began a minor-league rehab assignment in mid-June only to be pulled after one appearance. Given the timing of the procedure, Brentz is likely to miss the entirety of the 2023 campaign in addition to the rest of this season.

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  • Royals' Jake Brentz: Pauses rehab assignment

    Brentz (elbow) paused his rehab assignment to return to Kansas City and be reevaluated Friday, Anne Rogers of reports.

    Brentz has been out since late April with a flexor strain. He'd recently begun a rehab assignment but felt renewed tightness in the same area, so his game action will be put on hold for now. A new timeline for his return should be available after the reevaluation.

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  • Royals' Jake Brentz: Starts rehab stint

    Brentz (elbow) will report to Double-A Northwest Arkansas on Sunday to begin a rehab assignment.

    Brentz has been sidelined by a flexor strain in his left elbow since late April, but he's entering the final stage of his rehab program. The 27-year-old surrendered 14 earned runs with a 9:10 K:BB across 5.1 innings prior to landing on the injured list.

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  • Royals' Jake Brentz: Transferred to 60-day IL

    Brentz (elbow) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Sunday.

    This is not surprising, as Brentz is on the shelf with a left flexor strain. He should be considered out indefinitely.

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  • Royals' Jake Brentz: Fails to record out

    Brentz allowed five runs (four earned) on four hits without recording an out in Friday's 12-2 loss to the Yankees.

    Any chance of the Royals making a comeback disappeared after Brentz made a mess of the eighth inning. The southpaw has allowed multiple runs in four of his eight appearances this season, including 11 runs (10 earned) in his last three outings. In the small sample this season, he's sporting an ugly 23.63 ERA and 3.94 WHIP. There's little reason to have confidence in the reliever right now.

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  • Royals' Jake Brentz: Lands on 10-day injured list

    Brentz was placed on the 10-day injured list with a left flexor strain Saturday.

    Brentz was ineffective against the Yankees on Friday, allowing five runs (four earned) on four hits while failing to record an out. It's possible his injury contributed to his struggles, and he'll be sidelined for at least 10 days. It's not yet clear how much time the southpaw is expected to miss, but right-hander Matt Peacock was recalled from Triple-A Omaha to provide an additional arm in the bullpen.

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  • Royals' Jake Brentz: Makes mess of third loss

    Brentz (0-3) took the loss Saturday versus the Mariners. He allowed five runs on a hit and four walks with one strikeout in one-third of an inning.

    Brentz entered the game in the eighth inning, but he threw just 11 of his 29 pitches for strikes. Dylan Coleman relieved him and allowed two inherited runners to score on a Ty France home run. It's been an inconsistent start to the season for Brentz, who has surrendered nine runs with an 8:9 K:BB across 4.1 innings. He's picked up two holds in addition to his three losses, but the southpaw may be pitching himself out of the high-leverage conversation if he continues to struggle with command.

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  • Royals' Jake Brentz: Dealt second loss

    Brentz (0-2) took the loss Thursday versus the Tigers, allowing two runs on three hits and a walk with two strikeouts in two-thirds of an inning.

    Brentz has made a mess of his last two outings, and he's taken the loss in both. He allowed RBI singles to Victor Reyes and Austin Meadows in the seventh inning of this contest, and the Royals' offense wasn't able to get him off the hook. Brentz has now allowed four runs, four hits and four walks with four strikeouts through 2.1 innings. The 27-year-old was effective in a high-leverage role last year, but he could move to the middle innings if he doesn't get back on track soon.

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  • Royals' Jake Brentz: Takes loss versus Guardians

    Brentz (0-1) allowed two runs on a hit and a walk with one strikeout in two-thirds of an inning, taking the loss Monday versus the Guardians.

    Brentz was responsible for both runs the Guardians scored in the seventh inning to break a 4-4 tie, though Josh Staumont allowed an inherited runner to score. Brentz has issued three walks in 1.2 innings to open the season after a dominant spring, so it's a bit discouraging to see him having some trouble with command. The southpaw logged 15 holds and a pair of saves in 72 outings last season, so he should continue to see high-leverage work unless he gets stuck in a significant slump.

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  • Royals' Jake Brentz: Dominant in spring training

    Brentz has allowed just one hit and one walk with three strikeouts over four innings in four Cactus League games.

    Brentz is looking to build off of a solid rookie campaign -- he went 5-2 with two saves, 15 holds, a 3.66 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 76:37 K:BB across 64 innings last season. The southpaw's strong start to the spring should keep him in the mix for high-leverage situations, along with the likes of Scott Barlow, Josh Staumont and Amir Garrett. Brentz isn't likely to see a lot of save chances early on, but he could help in fantasy formats that count holds.

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  • Royals' Jake Brentz: Earns win in relief

    Brentz (5-2) earned the win in relief Tuesday against the Athletics after tossing a scoreless inning, striking out two.

    Brentz has secured the win in each of his last two relief outings while striking out four of the six batters he's faced in that span, but perhaps more importantly, he has posted five straight scoreless efforts. He owns a 2.84 ERA across seven September appearances.

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  • Royals' Jake Brentz: Earns win Sunday

    Brentz (4-2) picked up the win Sunday after pitching a clean inning while striking out two batters.

    Brentz came on to pitch the seventh and took care of the Twins' hitters in order. The Royals would end up taking the lead in the top of the eighth and would hold on to give Brentz his fourth win of the season. It was the 26-year-old's first win since July 24, as he now owns a 3.17 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 70:36 K:BB over 59.2 innings.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 205 lbs
Birthplace: Ballwin, MO
Age: 29
Experience: 2
Bats/Throws: L, L