The Kansas City Royals have recalled left-handed pitcher Eric Skoglund from Triple-A Omaha while placing fellow southpaw Brian Flynn on the club’s 10-day disabled list, according to the team.
Skoglund has already started four games for the Royals’ major-league club this season. The 24-year-old has gone 1-2 in those outings, recording a 10.64 ERA. He has worked 11 innings, allowing 20 hits while registering nine strikeouts. Skolglund has gone 4-5 in 19 starts at Triple-A Omaha, pitching to the tune of a 4.11 ERA. Across 100.2 frames of action, he has surrendered 110 hits and 14 home runs while striking out 102 opposing batters.
It is also worth noting that the Sarasota, Fla., native had not pitched at the big league level prior to this season.
Skoglund, who played his collegiate baseball at the University of Central Florida, was originally selected by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 16th round of the 2011 MLB June Amateur Draft. However, he failed to sign, and three years later, he was chosen by Kansas City in the third round of the draft. He has pitched in 71 games throughout his minor league career, making 70 starts. Lifetime in the Royals’ farm system, he has gone 17-20 with a 3.75 ERA, giving up 363 hits while fanning 328 opposing hitters over 367.2 innings of work.
On the other hand, Flynn is dealing with a left groin strain. The 27-year-old has appeared in just one game out of the Royals’ bullpen his season, allowing one run on three hits in 2.1 frames. At Triple-A Omaha, Flynn has made 22 appearances, four of them coming as starts. Overall, he has gone 5-3 with a 5.40 ERA, surrendering 68 hits while striking out 50 opposing batters over 50 innings.