Right-handed pitcher Brady Singer will no longer get the start against the Seattle Mariners on Friday after the Kansas City Royals announced that they have placed him on the injured list. There wasn't any sort of injury designation attached to Singer's IL placement, meaning that he's likely sidelined due to COVID-19-related reasons.
The Royals have since recalled RHP Jon Heasley from Double-A Northwest Arkansas to take Singer's place in the starting rotation.
Brady Singer Injury Update
There are obviously different factors when it comes to how much time Singer will miss, ranging from his vaccination status to whether or not he's the one that tested positive for COVID. If this is just a precaution due to him being a close contact of someone else who tested positive, Singer could return to the rotation sooner than later.
While he has looked solid at times throughout the 2021 MLB season, he's had his fair share of struggles. He's currently 4-10 through 25 starts, pitching to an ERA (4.85) and WHIP (1.558) that are noticeably worse than what he put up last year (4.06 and 1.166, respectively).
As mentioned before, Heasley will take Singer's spot on the mound. The 24-year-old has started in 21 contests for Northwest Arkansas this season, pitching to a 7-3 record with a 3.33 ERA while also striking out an average of 10.3 batters per 9 innings pitched.
Heasley has yet to start an MLB game, however, he'll be given the chance against the Mariners on Friday. Kansas City will enter the matchup as the +102 home underdog, according to FanDuel Sportsbook, while Seattle sits at -120.
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