Kansas City Royals (26-34)

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Royals conclude 2020 season with eye on progress of youth

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Kansas City Royals spent the 60-game season in 2020 saying farewell to longtime outfielder Alex Gordon, one of the linchpins of their back-to-back World Series runs, and welcome to the young core they hope will take them back there.

Brady Singer nearly threw a no-hitter in his abbreviated rookie year. Fellow right-hander Kris Bubic made 10 starts and began to figure things out by the end of September. And their young bullpen, which was an abject failure last season, took massive strides from summer camp to the final out of the season Sunday with an eye toward the future.

The Royals may have finished 26-34 and fourth in the AL Central. But simply playing was huge for their rebuilding effort.

AVG: W. Merrifield.282
HR: S. Perez11
RBI: M. Franco38
SB: A. Mondesi24
W: B. Keller5
ERA: B. Singer4.06
Saves: G. Holland6
K: B. Singer61
AL Central
X-Minnesota 3624.600-
Y-Chi White Sox 3525.5831
Y-Cleveland 3525.5831
Kansas City 2634.43310
Detroit 2335.39712
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .244 (16)
Runs: 248 (25)
Hits: 485 (14)
Home Runs: 68 (20)
Stolen Bases: 49 (4)
OBP: .309 (26)
SLG: .402 (19)
Total Bases: 800 (18)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 4.30 (12)
Runs Allowed: 272 (13)
Saves: 19 (3)
Strikeouts: 517 (18)
OpBA: .254 (22)
OBP: .332 (19)
SLG: .415 (15)
Run Support: 4.32 (26)
Date Player Transactions
10/15 Ó. Hernández Refused Minor League Assignment - Free Agent
10/14 M. Reynolds Refused Minor League Assignment - Free Agent
9/25 G. Holland Placed on 10-Day IL (Right oblique strain)
9/25 I. Kennedy Removed From 10-Day IL (Strained left calf)
9/25 R. McBroom Called Up from Minors
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Date Player Status
9/25 G. Holland Right oblique strain (on 10-day IL)
9/25 J. Soler Right oblique strain (on 10-day IL)
9/23 B. Starling Lower back spasms (on 10-day IL)
9/23 K. Zimmer Right elbow neuritis (on 60-day IL)
9/16 M. Harvey Right lat strain (on 60-day IL)
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