Zack Greinke of the Kansas City Royals put on IL with right flexor strain

The Kansas City Royals Place right-handed starter Zack Greinke He was placed on the 15 day injured list Monday for a right flexor strain, just a day following his four-inning performance against the Indians. Minnesota Twins The injury.

Greinke (0-4), gave up five runs on Sunday, six hits and two walks during four innings of the Royals' 7-3 loss.

Mike Matheny, Kansas City manager, said Sunday that “when he came out we didn't realize he had an issue in his forearm.” “So that's probably something he may have had from the beginning that was not obvious to us. Unfortunately, the elbow and flexor areas weren't feeling very good.

Greinke is a 5.05 ERA pitcher who has allowed at most five earned runs in each of his last four outings, having given up no more than three in the first six.

Greinke, 38, was a Royals player who started his major league career. He returned to the Royals this offseason with a one-year contract. In 2009, the six-time All-Star was awarded the Cy Young award by the Royals.

The Royals also made a left-hander Monday. Gabe Speier Matt Peacock On the injured list: Returned outfielder Brewer Hicklen Triple-A Omaha, recalled left-handers Arodys Vizcaino Jose Cuas And left-hander Foster Griffin Omaha, and a reinstated outfielder Kyle Isbel From the injured list.

This report was contributed by The Associated Press.

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