OUTKris Medlen
SP KC
1 month ago

Medlen's 2017 option was declined by the Royals on Friday, making him a free agent.

EDGE Analysis

Medlen only started six games before going on the shelf for the remainder of the season with a shoulder injury, so given his struggles and injury woes, the Royals will send him into free agency. The 31-year-old is a few years removed from a dominant year with the Braves, but given his injuring history, it's hard to see him reverting to that old form.

OUTKris Medlen
SP KC
3 months ago

Medlen (shoulder) made a two-inning rehab stint Saturday for Triple-A Omaha, allowing zero runs while striking out two batters and walking none.

EDGE Analysis

The 30-year-old has not thrown over 35 pitches in any of his August rehab appearances. His rehab is expected to end mid-September, however, and his role with the Royals is unknown. Before the injury, Medlen started six early-season games where he struggled with a 7.77 ERA.

OUTKris Medlen
SP KC
4 months ago

Medlen (shoulder) will begin a rehab assignment Tuesday, Rustin Dodd of the Kansas City Star reports.

EDGE Analysis

The 30-year-old right-hander is set to begin his rehab assignment at the team's spring training facility before moving up to Triple-A Omaha later in the week. Given that Medlen hasn't pitched at the big league level since early May and has had multiple setbacks in his recovery, he'll likely need most of the 30-day time frame for pitchers on rehab assignments.

OUTKris Medlen
SP KC
4 months ago

Medlen (shoulder) has been facing hitters during batting practice at the Royals' spring training facility in Arizona, Rustin Dodd of the Kansas City Star reports.

EDGE Analysis

Medlen hasn't progressed to the point where he's been cleared to pitch in a game setting, but that could arrive soon. The oft-injured 30-year-old was roughed up to the tune of a 7.77 ERA and 2.05 WHIP in six starts with the Royals earlier this season, so even if he's cleared to rejoin the club in September when rosters expand, he might have to settle for a bullpen role.

OUTKris Medlen
SP KC
4 months ago

Medlen (shoulder) will throw a bullpen session of Friday and is expected to go on a rehab assignment soon, Josh Vernier of 610 Sports Radio reports.

EDGE Analysis

Medlen, who was placed on the disabled list on May 12, will attempt to make another set of rehab appearances for the Royals. Medlen made two rehab appearances back in June before re-injuring his shoulder and having to be shut down once again. Medlen started six games for the Royals before getting hurt, posting a lackluster 7.77 ERA and 2.05 WHIP in 24.1 innings.

OUTKris Medlen
SP KC
4 months ago

Medley (shoulder) is scheduled to throw off a mound Saturday, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Medlen has been shut down since early July with a shoulder strain but appears to be moving in the right direction by toeing the hill once again. If all goes well in his throwing outing Saturday, he'll likely advance to bullpen sessions in the coming weeks before a possible rehab assignment sometime in August.

OUTKris Medlen
SP KC
5 months ago

Medlen was moved to the 60-day DL on Monday.

EDGE Analysis

Medlen suffered a setback while rehabbing earlier in the month, with the team announcing back on July 7 that he'd likely be shut down for a few weeks due to a strained shoulder. The right-hander remains without a firm timetable, but the move to the 60-day DL removes him from the 40-man roster in order to free up a spot for Nick Tepesch, who was claimed off waivers from Oakland on Monday.

OUTKris Medlen
SP KC
5 months ago

Medlen (shoulder) could be shut down for a few weeks according to manager Ned Yost, Rustin Dodd of the Kansas City Star Telegram reports.

EDGE Analysis

Medlen exited his rehab start Tuesday with a Grade 1 right shoulder strain that will force him to miss even more time on the disabled list. He will likely not return until the second week of August, barring any more setbacks. There is no timetable on when Medlen will resume throwing, but he will have to undergo a couple rehab games before he is ready to rejoin the club.

OUTKris Medlen
SP KC
5 months ago

Medlen (shoulder) will be recalled from his rehab assignment due to a right shoulder strain.

EDGE Analysis

Medlen left Tuesday's rehab start in the third inning, and will be reevaluated later today. Depending on the results of his evaluation, his return could be pushed back even further than previously expected with no timetable for his return.

OUTKris Medlen
SP KC
5 months ago

Medlen (shoulder) walked off the field immediately after throwing his 49th pitch of the game in the third inning of a rehab start with Triple-A Omaha, the Kansas City Star reports.

EDGE Analysis

Medlen had a brutal six starts for the Royals before landing on the DL with a rotator cuff strain. Tuesday was supposed to be his last rehab start before rejoining the Royals rotation, but now it looks as though Medlen needs more time, potentially a lot more given the way he pulled himself out of the game.