The other shoe finally dropped on Runelvys Hernandez. After seeing Elvis report to camp some 30 pounds overweight and struggle to put together a decent outing, the Royals have put him on the DL.
Buddy Bell says that it’s simply a matter of getting Hernandez some extra time to get ready. Hernandez will apparently report to Omaha to make a couple of starts before the fifth starter is needed.
It’s obvious that Hernandez is not ready. He is terribly overweight and out of shape, and his control is terrible. I wouldn’t be surprised if Hernandez still isn’t in Kansas City on April 14th, when they will need their fifth starter.