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Royals expected to re-sign lefty Richard Lovelady

The Royals are expected to re-sign lefty Richard Lovelady on a minor league deal, according to Alec Lewis of The Athletic. The 26-year-old was non-tendered by the club Tuesday. Lovelady seemed to be in the midst of a nice breakout campaign in 2021, but it ended on a sour note as he required Tommy John surgery in September.
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Kyle Schwarber, Carlos Rodón, Eddie Rosario, Archie Bradley and Hunter Renfroe were among the players who became free agents at last year’s non-tender deadline. Not as many notable players were non-tendered this offseason. Matthew Boyd, Robert Gsellman and Richard Rodríguez are among those who became MLB free agents Tuesday when their teams did not tender them contracts.
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Royals non-tender Richard Lovelady, tender contracts to Ryan O’Hearn and six others

The Royals non-tendered pitcher Richard Lovelady but tendered contracts to their seven arbitration-eligible players - catcher Cam Gallagher, infielders Nicky Lopez, Adalberto Mondesi and Ryan O’Hearn, outfielder Andrew Benintendi, and pitchers Scott Barlow and Brad Keller. The 40-man roster now stands at 39. The decision to let Lovelady go was...
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Royals' Richard Lovelady: Back with Royals on MiLB pact

Lovelady (elbow) signed a minor-league contract with the Royals on Wednesday. He was non-tendered as a move to get him off the 40-man roster due to the fact he will miss the entire 2022 season recovering from Tommy John surgery, but Lovelady will opt to stick with the organization through his recovery.
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Richard Lovelady: Let go by Kansas City

Lovelady (elbow) was non-tendered by the Royals on Tuesday. Lovelady underwent Tommy John surgery in September and is set to miss the entire 2022 campaign, so the Royals opted not to tender him a contract.
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Richard Lovelady undergoes Tommy John surgery

Royals left-hander Richard Lovelady underwent Tommy John surgery, according to his Instagram page. The procedure was performed by Dr. Neal S. ElAttrache, one of the top surgeons in the field. The rehab process usually takes 8-12 months of recovery before a player is back in Major League action, which means he will most, if not all of the 2022 season.
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Royals' Richard Lovelady: Shifts to 60-day IL

Lovelady (elbow) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Wednesday. Lovelady was already expected to miss the rest of the season after being diagnosed with a sprained UCL in his left elbow in late August, and the move to the 60-day IL frees up a spot on the 40-man roster. The 26-year-old hasn't undergone Tommy John surgery and is instead going through a rest and rehab program, so he should be able to pitch next season if all goes well in his recovery.
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Kansas City Royals lose another reliever: lefty Richard Lovelady heads to injured list

Another left-handed pitcher for the Kansas City Royals went on the injured list Sunday. And he had taken on increased prominence in the bullpen. The Royals placed Richard Lovelady on the 10-day IL with a sprained left ulnar collateral ligament before Sunday’s series finale against the Mariners in Seattle. The...
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Royals' Richard Lovelady: Dealing with UCL sprain

The Royals placed Lovelady on the 10-day injured list Sunday with a UCL sprain in his left elbow. The injury comes at a tough time for Lovelady, who has posted 7.1 straight scoreless innings while logging four holds in that span. The Royals haven't revealed the severity of Lovelady's sprain, but since he's dealing with structural damage to his elbow, it's possible that his season could be over, and Tommy John surgery may even be in the cards. Tyler Zuber was called up from Triple-A Omaha to take his place on the roster.
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Royals' Richard Lovelady: Logs second hold

Lovelady allowed a hit and struck out one without allowing a run in two-thirds of an inning to earn a hold in Monday's 7-1 win over Houston. The southpaw entered with one out in the seventh inning with Kansas City leading 4-1. Lovelady has earned two holds in his last five outings, and he's only allowed three hits while striking out six in that 5.1 inning span. For the year, he has a 3.86 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 20:5 K:BB while adding a 2-0 record and one save in 18.2 innings. While he probably won't be a regular late-inning option, he's pitched well enough to warrant more high-leverage work lately.
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