60DKris Medlen
SP KC
1 week 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.

60DKris Medlen
SP KC
2 weeks 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.

60DKris Medlen
SP KC
3 weeks 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.

60DKris Medlen
SP KC
4 weeks 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.

60DKris Medlen
SP KC
1 month 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.

60DKris Medlen
SP KC
2 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.

60DKris Medlen
SP KC
2 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.

60DKris Medlen
SP KC
2 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.

60DKris Medlen
SP KC
2 months ago

Manager Ned Yost said Sunday that Medlen (shoulder) would require another rehab start in the minors before returning from the DL, Rustin Dodd of The Kansas City Star reports.

EDGE Analysis

Medlen pitched well in his first rehab start at Triple-A Omaha on Saturday, giving up an unearned run on two hits and a walk over 4.2 innings while striking out five batters. The 30-year-old was capped at 69 pitches in the outing, so the Royals likely want to see him log closer to 100 pitches in a game before they activate him from the DL. Medlen should have a spot waiting for him at the back end of the Royals' rotation when he's ultimately activated, likely in the first week of July.

60DKris Medlen
SP KC
2 months ago

Medlen's (shoulder) rehab has been transferred to Triple-A Omaha, and he'll be the starting pitcher for Saturday's game.

EDGE Analysis

Medlen had been rehabbing at Double-A Northwest Arkansas, but he'll now move up to the Triple-A ranks as he nears a return to the Royals. The team is yet to offer a target date, but if Saturday's start goes well, Kansas City may consider bringing him back into the rotation before the end of the month.