Kansas City includes veteran invited players on their opening roster.
Ann Rogers of MLB.com reported on March 28 (Korean time) that Jackie Bradley Jr. and Matt Duffy had successfully joined the Kansas City Royals’ season-opening roster.
Both players were in the big league camp as minor league invited players. Both players performed well in the demonstration game and succeeded in joining the opening roster.
Bradley, a right-handed left-handed outfielder born in 1990, debuted with the Boston Red Sox in 2013 and played 10 years in the big leagues through Boston, Milwaukee Brewers, and Toronto Blue Jays. He played in 1,138 career games, hitting .227/.306/.386 with 108 home runs, 443 RBIs and 69 stolen bases.
Bradley, Boston’s starting center fielder, has struggled greatly over the past two years and eventually joined Kansas City on a minor league contract. Bradley played in 9 exhibition games at this camp, hitting .385/.385/.577 with 1 home run and 4 RBIs, and successfully joined the opening roster.
Born in 1991, right-handed infielder Duffy made his big league debut with the San Francisco Giants in 2014 and spent seven seasons in the majors with the Tampa Bay Rays, Chicago Cubs and Los Angeles Angels. He played in 626 career games and had .279/.337/.373 with 29 home runs, 215 RBIs and 40 stolen bases. He even finished second in the 2015 National League Rookie of the Year voting. 온라인카지노
Duffy has been plagued by injuries lately and has not been able to play well. Duffy, who joined Kansas City on a minor league contract, raised expectations by recording .324/.350/.459 with 6 RBIs in 13 exhibition games.
“It looks like Franmil Reyes will also join the opening roster,” Rogers said. Reyes, a right-handed outfielder born in 1995, joined Kansas City on a minor league contract after struggling with the Cleveland Guardians and Cubs last year. Reyes, a giant with long hitting power, participated in 16 exhibition games and swung .372/.438/.674, 3 homers and 12 RBIs. (Data photo = Jackie Bradley Jr. on the right)