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Royals' Kris Bubic: Won't start Saturday

Bubic will not start Saturday's game against the Red Sox and will be available out of the bullpen beginning Friday, Lynn Worthy of The Kansas City Star reports. Bubic originally lined up to take the ball Saturday, but the Royals have opted to skip him and Jackson Kowar with the club having an off day Thursday and another off day Monday. Both Bubic and Kowar will be available out of the bullpen Friday and it's not clear what the Royals are planning to do with their rotation past this weekend. Brad Keller and Mike Minor will move up to start Saturday and Sunday respectively.

Royals' Kris Bubic: Collects second win

Bubic (2-2) allowed two runs on five hits and a walk and struck out two in 2.2 innings, earning the win Friday versus Boston. Bubic followed opener Kyle Zimmer and the former left the game with Kansas City ahead. The 23-year-old Bubic has still struggled in June with 17 runs (16 earned) allowed over 15.2 innings across four appearances. The southpaw has a 4.17 ERA, 1.48 WHIP and 39:22 K:BB across 45.1 innings this year. If Kansas City gets back on a normal rotation, Bubic projects for a start versus the Yankees next week. The status of Brady Singer (shoulder) will likely play a large part in the team's pitching plans in the near term.

Royals' Kris Bubic: Shelled in loss Sunday

Bubic (1-2) allowed five earned runs on seven hits and three walks while striking out five across 4.2 innings, taking the loss to the Athletics on Sunday. Bubic surrendered three solo home runs, one by Matt Chapman in the first inning and two off the bat of Matt Olson. The 23-year-old has struggled mightily as of late, allowing 14 runs in his last 12 innings over three starts. His ERA has jumped to 4.01 and his WHIP is 1.43. He will look to turn the tide in his next scheduled start Saturday against the Red Sox.

Royals' Kris Bubic: Shelled in first loss

Bubic (1-1) allowed six earned runs on six hits and two walks while striking out four across four innings, taking the loss to the Angels on Tuesday. Bubic struggled Tuesday, allowing a career-high four home runs in a single start. He has surrendered six long balls over his last three starts after he went 26.2 innings without allowing a home run to start the season. The 23-year-old has had a strong start to his season, though his ERA jumped from 2.12 to 3.32 after this performance against the Angels. He will look to get back on track in his next start Sunday in Oakland.

Royals' Kris Bubic: Mediocre in no-decision

Bubic allowed four runs (three earned) on eight hits and two walks while striking out six across 4.1 innings in the win over the Twins on Thursday. He did not factor into the decision. Bubic struggled to settle in Thursday, as he was pulled early with one out in the...

Royals' Kris Bubic: Sharp in first win

Bubic (1-0) picked up the win in Friday's 8-3 victory over the Twins, allowing one run on four hits and two walks over six innings while striking out five. A solo shot by Mitch Garver in the fourth inning was the only blemish on Bubic's line. The young southpaw tossed 98 pitches (59 strikes) while delivering his second quality start in three outings since moving into the rotation, and he'll carry a 1.52 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 22:14 K:BB through 29.2 innings into his next start.

Kris Bubic (SP, KC) - Week 9 Waiver Wire Pickups

ANALYSIS: It's been smooth sailing so far for Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Kris Bubic in his second stint in the Royals' rotation. Through two starts, Bubic has pitched 11 innings and allowed seven hits, five walks and two earned runs while striking out seven. Bubic had an inconsistent rookie...
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Kris Bubic Toes the Slab For Royals in Series Finale Against Detroit

The Kansas City Royals (21-23) send left-handed pitcher Kris Bubic to the bump in a rubber match in the series finale against the Detroit Tigers (18-27). The Royals were able to snap their four-game losing streak to the Tigers yesterday, as Kansas City looks to increase their advantage over Detroit in the American League Central standings.

Kris Bubic to rejoin rotation, will start Tuesday

Duffy gets bumped back. Manager Mike Matheny announced today that left-handed pitcher Kris Bubic will get the start on Tuesday at home against the Milwaukee Brewers. Brad Keller will go on Wednesday. The former Stanford pitcher put together an impressive rookie season in 2020, making ten starts with a 4.32 ERA and 49 strikeouts in 50 innings. But he struggled in spring training and was demoted to the Alternate Site in mid-March. Bubic returned to the big leagues in May and has pitched in relief. He gave the Royals a paid of clutch long-relief performances, pitching 5 2⁄3 shutout innings on May 8 against the White Sox, then five more shutout innings on May 13 against the Tigers, his last outing. Overall, he has a 1.42 ERA in 12 2⁄3 innings this season with 10 strikeouts and 7 walks. Daniel Lynch was demoted over the weekend after giving up 15 runs in just 8 innings across his first three starts. The Royals are off on Monday and again on Thursday, so they could have gone with a four-man rotation,

Royals' Kris Bubic: Impresses in first start of 2021

Bubic threw six shutout innings Tuesday against the Brewers but was not involved in the decision. He allowed just one hit while walking two hitters and striking out four. Bubic was brilliant in his first start of the season and had the Brewers' hitters fooled with his frequent usage of a fastball-changeup combination. He induced plenty of weak contact but unfortunately couldn't get the win as the Royals weren't able to break the 0-0 tie until the eighth inning. The 23-year-old now owns a 0.96 ERA and 14:9 K:BB over 18.2 innings and should figure to stick in the rotation for the time being after this impressive performance. His next start is projected to be early next week against the Rays.

Royals' Kris Bubic: Gets another look in rotation

Bubic is listed as the Royals' starting pitcher for Tuesday's game against the Brewers, Anne Rogers of reports. Due to off days over the next two Mondays and Sunday, the Royals could have gotten by with a four-man rotation until May 29 in Minnesota, but manager Mike Matheny has instead decided to give Bubic a look as the No. 5 starter. He'll join the rotation as a replacement for Daniel Lynch, who was optioned to Triple-A Omaha after failing to escape the third inning in a May 13 loss to Detroit. Bubic worked behind Lynch in long relief that day, striking out six over five scoreless frames. Bubic tossed 80 pitches in that outing, so he should be relatively stretched out heading into what will be his first start in the big leagues this season.

Royals' Kris Bubic: Tosses five scoreless innings

Bubic allowed three hits and four walks with six strikeouts over five scoreless innings in Thursday's 4-3 loss to Detroit. Bubic has worked well in a long-relief role -- he hasn't allowed a run in his last 11.2 innings across three appearances. The southpaw has a 1.42 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 10:7 K:BB across 12.2 innings overall. Bubic has experience as a starter, but he's walking a few too many batters to be truly dominant. Nonetheless, he could be an option for a spot start should such a situation arise.

Royals' Kris Bubic: Solid in long relief outing

Bubic pitched 5.2 shutout innings, allowing one hit and three walks with two strikeouts during Saturday's 9-1 loss to the White Sox. Starter Daniel Lynch couldn't make it through the first inning, so Bubic was eventually called upon to fulfill a long-relief assignment. He did so admirably in the longest of his three appearances this season. The 23-year-old worked as a starter in 2020, posting a 4.32 ERA and 1.48 WHIP across 50 innings. This year, he's at a 2.35 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and four strikeouts in 7.2 innings. If Lynch is removed from the rotation, Bubic could be a candidate for the fifth starter job.

Kris Bubic called up, Ryan McBroom sent down

The Royals have called up left-handed pitcher Kris Bubic from the Alternate Site and have optioned down outfielder Ryan McBroom. Bubic had a 4.32 ERA with 49 strikeouts in 50 innings in ten starts with the Royals. He was a candidate to make the rotation this year, but had a poor spring training performance and was set to begin the year in Omaha’s rotation.

Royals' Kris Bubic: Sloppy in season debut

Bubic allowed two runs on three hits with one strikeout over one inning in Sunday's 13-4 loss to Minnesota. Bubic made his season debut Sunday, but Kansas City was outmatched in the game. The 23-year-old Bubic pitched to a 4.32 ERA and 1.48 WHIP in 50 innings last season. He worked as a starter in 2020, but he's expected to fill a bullpen role for now.