Royals place left-hander Daniel Lynch on injured list with shoulder strain

Updated Jul. 19, 2023 6:38 p.m. ET

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals put left-hander Daniel Lynch on the injured list with a strained shoulder and recalled reliever Austin Cox from Triple-A Omaha before their game Wednesday night against the Detroit Tigers.

Lynch, one of the Royals' bright young starters, missed the first two months of the season with a similar strain. He was on a hot streak before the All-Star break, allowing three runs or fewer in four straight starts, but Lynch experienced a dip in velocity while going six inning on July 7 in Cleveland and it continued during Tuesday night's start against Detroit.

Lynch earned the win, but allowed five runs over five innings against the Tigers.

The Royals plan to keep Lynch throwing side sessions on the injured list with the expectation that he will rejoin the club in two weeks. In the meantime, they have Zack Greinke ready to return from the list Thursday and take Lynch's spot in the rotation.



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