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Royals throwing young arms at Blue Jays

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- With Danny Duffy and Ian Kennedy on the disabled list, the Kansas City Royals' rotation consists of four freshmen -- Glenn Sparkman, Jorge Lopez, Brad Keller and Heath Fillmyer -- and one sophomore in Jakob Junis.

Sparkman will make his first career start on Thursday night against the Toronto Blue Jays after eight relief appearances. Lopez, who was acquired from the Milwaukee Brewers as part of the Mike Moustakas trade, made his third career start on Wednesday.

Junis has made 38 starts, including 16 as a rookie last year. Keller has made 13 starts and Fillmyer six.

AVG: W. Merrifield.299
HR: S. Perez21
RBI: S. Perez59
SB: W. Merrifield26
W: D. Duffy7
ERA: J. Junis4.82
Saves: W. Peralta7
K: D. Duffy128
AL Central
Cleveland 6951.575-
Minnesota 5663.47112.5
Detroit 5071.41319.5
Chi White Sox 4476.36725
Kansas City 3684.30033
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .240 (24)
Runs: 441 (30)
Hits: 978 (26)
Home Runs: 103 (28)
Stolen Bases: 66 (8)
OBP: .302 (26)
SLG: .373 (29)
Total Bases: 1518 (29)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 5.32 (30)
Runs Allowed: 657 (29)
Saves: 25 (27)
Strikeouts: 854 (29)
OpBA: .278 (30)
OBP: .349 (29)
SLG: .458 (28)
Run Support: 3.74 (29)
Date Player Transactions
8/15 B. Boyer Released
8/15 J. López Called Up from Minors
8/13 D. Duffy Placed on 10-Day DL (Left shoulder impingement)
8/13 L. Hochevar Retired
8/13 G. Sparkman Called Up from Minors
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Date Player Status
8/13 D. Duffy Left shoulder impingement (on 10-day DL)
8/5 A. Mondesi Pinched nerve in shoulder (day-to-day)
7/29 B. Goodwin Left groin strain (on 10-day DL)
7/11 I. Kennedy Strained left oblique (on 10-day DL)
7/5 J. Junis off 10-day DL
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