Royals News: Kansas City Gets Bad Update on Emmanuel Rivera Injury

The Kansas City Royals got terrible news on Emmanuel Rivera's injury.
The Kansas City Royals got terrible news on Emmanuel Rivera's injury. / Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images

Emmanuel Rivera made an immediate impact for the Kansas City Royals in his big-league debut on Monday, collecting two hits in four at-bats. Things took a disappointing turn on Tuesday, though, as Rivera was forced to leave the game – on his birthday, no less – with left wrist pain.

Now the promising 25-year-old is headed for a stint on the injured list.

Emmanuel Rivera Injury Update

Rivera has been placed on the 10-day IL with a left hamate fracture. It's certainly not what Rivera or the team was hoping for following his call-up to the majors.

The young first baseman brought a lot of optimism when the Royals needed it. They'd fallen to 33-43 before calling up Rivera, and his productive first game was a reason to get excited. He earned that promotion to the roster after racking up 9 homers and 19 RBI in the month of June down at Triple-A Omaha.

Rivera initially landing on the 10-day IL may mean he'll be back in the lineup sooner rather than later, though every fracture heals differently. Hopefully the 25-year-old slugger gets another chance to prove he's worth a serious look at the major-league level.

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