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Athletics' Joel Payamps: Another loss Thursday

Payamps (3-6) took the loss against the Astros on Thursday, allowing two earned runs on two hits over one-third of an inning. The right-hander faltered for the second time in as many appearances, with his trouble coming when he allowed an infield single to Jeremy Pena and a two-run home run to Aledmys Diaz immediately thereafter. The blast snapped a 2-2 tie and the Athletics were unable to come back from the deficit, handing Payamps his second loss in as many appearances and third in the last five trips to the mound overall.
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Athletics' Joel Payamps: Charged with fifth loss Tuesday

Payamps (3-5) took the loss against the Rangers on Tuesday, allowing a game-winning solo home run over one-third of an inning. Payamps' blink-and-you-missed-it ninth-inning appearance began with a Marcus Semien pop fly but quickly ended when he served up a 395-foot solo shot to Mark Mathias to snap a 7-7 tie and send the Rangers home winners. Payamps' stumble notwithstanding, the right-hander has been mostly reliable since joining the Athletics off waivers Aug. 20, posting a 2.31 ERA, 1.03 WHIP and two holds across 10 appearances.
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Royals activate Joel Payamps, outright Daniel Mengden

The Royals activated right-hander Joel Payamps from the COVID-related injury list Saturday. In the corresponding move, Kansas City outrighted right-hander Daniel Mengden off the 40-man roster and assigned him to Triple-A Omaha. Payamps was placed on the COVID list on June 13, and he returned to the field last week...
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Royals' Joel Payamps: Handed loss in return

Payamps (2-2) allowed two runs on two hits and struck out two over 1.1 innings, taking the loss Saturday versus the Tigers. Payamps pitched the eighth inning and stayed in the contest, giving him a chance at a two-inning save. That backfired when he allowed back-to-back solo shots to Victor Reyes and Riley Greene, the latter being a walkoff homer. It was a rude welcome back for Payamps after he spent nearly three weeks on the COVID-19 injured list. The 28-year-old has a 2.96 ERA, 1.43 WHIP and 21:11 K:BB through 27.1 innings this year, pitching mainly in a low-leverage role. The homers he allowed Saturday were the first two he's given up all year after yielding six long balls in 50.1 innings last season.
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Royals' Joel Payamps: Reinstated from injured list

Payamps (illness) was reinstated from the COVID-19 injured list Saturday. Payamps landed on the COVID-19 IL on June 13, but he spent the last week on a rehab assignment at Triple-A Omaha. He posted a 6.23 ERA and 1.38 WHIP in 4.1 innings over three minor-league appearances and will rejoin the Royals' bullpen after right-hander Daniel Mengden was outrighted to Omaha on Saturday.
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Royals' Joel Payamps: Placed on injured list

Payamps was placed on the COVID-19 injured list for an undisclosed reason Monday. Payamps was officially placed on the IL with no injury designation, but that usually means that a player is on the COVID-19 IL. Assuming that's the case, the right-hander will be eligible to return to action as soon as he clears the league's health and safety protocols. Right-hander Daniel Mengden's contract was selected Monday to provide additional bullpen depth.
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Royals' Joel Payamps: Earns win in return

Payamps (2-1) allowed a walk over 1.1 scoreless innings Thursday, earning the win versus the Orioles. Payamps left Monday's game after getting struck by a line drive on his lower body and didn't pitch Tuesday or Wednesday. He was effective in his return, escaping a jam created by Kris Bubic and Collin Snider in the fifth inning before pitching a clean sixth. Outside of a messy outing May 27 (four runs in two-thirds of an inning), Payamps has been solid as a low-leverage option for the Royals. He has a 2.63 ERA, 1.46 WHIP and 18:10 K:BB through 24 innings, and he's yet to allow a home run this season. His 3.8 BB/9 mark is too high, but his 3.02 FIP suggests regression wouldn't have a drastic impact on his numbers.
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Royals' Joel Payamps: Gets drilled by liner

Payamps left Monday's game against the Blue Jays after being struck by a line drive back up the middle, Lynn Worthy of The Kansas City Star reports. Payamps was able to record the out after being struck, but he was then forced to exit the contest after being looked at briefly by the team trainer. He'll be considered day-to-day until the nature of the injury is disclosed.
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Royals' Joel Payamps: Extends scoreless streak

Payamps tossed 2.1 scoreless innings Monday versus the Diamondbacks. He allowed a hit and a walk while logging two strikeouts. Payamps was needed in a multi-inning capacity after starter Zack Greinke allowed seven runs in 3.2 innings. In his last four outings, Payamps has tossed 10.2 scoreless innings, allowing just five hits and two walks in that span. It's an improvement for him to cut down on the baserunners he's allowed -- the right-hander now sports a 1.31 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 17:5 K:BB across 20.2 innings overall in 12 appearances.
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Royals' Joel Payamps: Takes win as bulk reliever

Payamps (1-1) pitched three scoreless innings against Texas on Wednesday, allowing two hits and no walks while striking out five to earn the win. Kansas City deployed seven pitchers in the bullpen game, with Payamps entering in the third inning behind opener Gabe Speier. Payamps handled the most innings among the Royals' pitchers, throwing 39 pitches (26 of which were strikes) over three frames to pick up the win. The right-hander has posted a 2.08 ERA, 1.38 WHIP and 11:3 K:BB across 13 innings on the season.
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Royals' Joel Payamps: Fills bulk-relief role

Payamps allowed a run on two hits and a walk with one strikeout across 2.2 innings during Wednesday's 10-0 loss to the Cardinals. Starter Kris Bubic recorded just one out in the first inning, leading to an early call to the bullpen. Payamps didn't have much luck either, allowing an RBI triple to Tyler O'Neill and a sacrifice fly to Harrison Bader, though only one run was charged to the reliever. Payamps has a 2.08 ERA despite a 1.50 WHIP and 6:3 K:BB through 8.2 innings. The right-hander often works in low-leverage assignments, and he won't see a more significant role as long as he's yielding so many baserunners.
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Royals' Joel Payamps: Takes extra-innings loss

Payamps (0-1) allowed an unearned run on a hit and a walk while failing to retire a batter, taking the loss in Sunday's game versus the Mariners. Payamps was unable to navigate the heart of the Mariners' order in the 12th inning, giving up a walkoff single to Jesse Winker. He had logged three scoreless innings in a row prior to Sunday's outing. The right-hander has allowed six hits, two walks and two runs (one earned) while striking out four through four innings across five appearances. He'll likely continue to function mostly as a middle reliever for much of the season.
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Royals' Joel Payamps: Returns to team

Payamps was activated off of the family medical emergency list Monday, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports. Payamps will return to the team ahead of Monday's series-finale against the Guardians after being away from the team for the first three contests. The reliever will look to build off a strong 2021 campaign where he posted a 3.40 ERA and 1.15 WHIP over 37 appearances with the Blue Jays and Royals. Payamps will take the roster spot of Jackson Kowar after he was optioned to Triple-A Omaha on Monday.
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