Trevor Cahill
P FA
2 months ago

Cahill walked three over two scoreless innings Friday to earn his first hold of the year.

EDGE Analysis

Although the free passes were cumbersome, Cahill didn't allow a hit while hanging on to a one-run lead during the seventh and eighth innings Friday. The Royals bullpen has been a mess lately, and manager Ned Yost may give Cahill a shot at the setup role until there's a slip up.

Trevor Cahill
P FA
3 months ago

Cahill will work in a bullpen role for the time being, Rustin Dodd of The Kansas City Star reports.

EDGE Analysis

Manager Ned Yost said Cahill's pitch count is around 40 for the time being, so with him unable to handle a full workload if needed, he will work in relief for the time being. The Royals figure to attempt to build up his pitch count over the rest of the month, but with just a few weeks to go, he shouldn't be counted on for more than a couple starts even if he is able to regain his stamina.

Trevor Cahill
P FA
3 months ago

Cahill (shoulder) was activated from the 10-day DL on Friday.

EDGE Analysis

He had been playing catch, but it remains to be seen when he will slot back into the rotation, as the Royals had no incentive not to activate him with rosters expanding. Cahill has a 6.75 ERA, 2.20 WHIP and 15 strikeouts in 21.1 innings since the All-Star break.

Trevor Cahill
P FA
3 months ago

Cahill (shoulder) played catch Wednesday, Rustin Dodd of The Kansas City Star reports.

EDGE Analysis

This marked the first time Cahill was able to throw since he landed on the disabled list Aug. 10, and he's expected to start ramping things up in the near future. He still needs to work his way through an entire throwing program, so he remains a ways away from returning to the big club. Jake Junis should continue to take Cahill's turn in the rotation while he's on the shelf.

Trevor Cahill
P FA
3 months ago1 Comment

An MRI on Cahill's shoulder showed no structural damage, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

This is encouraging news, but Cahill admitted that he's unsure when he may be able to return to action. The right-hander missed seven weeks with a shoulder injury earlier this season while with San Diego, before the trade to Kansas City. Jake Junis is expected to be recalled to start in place of Cahill on Monday.

Trevor Cahill
P FA
3 months ago

Cahill was placed on the 10-day disabled list Thursday with right shoulder impingement syndrome.

EDGE Analysis

Cahill issued five walks and lasted just 2.1 innings in Wednesday's game against the Cardinals, and this could help explain his struggles. He'll be eligible to return Aug. 20 -- which would only force him to miss one turn in the rotation -- though it's still unclear if he'll be ready to rejoin the rotation then. In the meantime, Kevin McCarthy was recalled from Triple-A Omaha in a corresponding move, while Jake Junis will likely take Cahill's turn in the rotation for any starts he is forced to miss.

Trevor Cahill
P FA
3 months ago

Cahill walked five in addition to allowing four hits en route to three runs over just 2.1 innings in Wednesday's start against the Cardinals.

EDGE Analysis

Perhaps the Royals should have marked Cahill's final start with the Padres (four walks and five runs in 3.2 innings) as a warning sign before they traded for him, as he's been a train wreck thus far in his new digs. The veteran righty's yet to complete five innings in any of his three starts with the Royals, giving up 10 runs over 11 frames with a 6:9 K:BB in that span. That's quite a far cry from his early-season work, so it's worth wondering whether a hidden injury might be in play. Either way, it's time to park him on your fantasy bench until he shows signs of a rebound. Assuming he remains on schedule, the 29-year-old's next start will come Monday in Oakland, where he started his career.

Trevor Cahill
P FA
4 months ago

Cahill (4-3) allowed two runs on six hits and two walks while striking out three over 4.2 innings during Thursday's win over the Mariners. He did not factor into the decision.

EDGE Analysis

Cahill was coming off a disappointing four-inning five earned run start against the Red Sox last time out and again failed to pitch deep into the game for his new club. Following his pedestrian outing Thursday, the 29-year-old has now allowed 12 runs over his last 12.1 innings (3.2 of which were with the Padres) and will carry a 4.13 ERA into his upcoming start against the Cardinals on Tuesday.

Trevor Cahill
P FA
4 months ago

Cahill lasted just four innings in his Royals debut, allowing five runs on eight hits and two walks while striking out two in Saturday's no-decision against Boston.

EDGE Analysis

Making his first start for an AL team since 2011 (Oakland), Cahill failed to impress in a tough assignment at Fenway Park. Second baseman Eduardo Nunez belted two homers off the right-hander who had given up just six long balls over his first 65 innings this season. Luckily, Cahill's new teammates put together a comeback that let him off the hook. The 29-year-old will look to settle in with his new club before making his first home start at Kauffman Stadium on Thursday against Seattle.

Trevor Cahill
P FA
4 months ago

Cahill will make his first start with the Royals on Saturday, Rustin Dodd of The Kansas City Star reports.

EDGE Analysis

Should everything stay on schedule, the right-hander will make his first post-trade start against Rick Porcello at Fenway Park. Cahill will not be in uniform Tuesday night yet, so a corresponding move still needs to be made in order to get him on the active roster.