Report: Royals INF Nicky Lopez (appendicitis) heads to IL

Report: Royals INF Nicky Lopez (appendicitis) heads to IL

Apr 16, 2023; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Kansas City Royals shortstop Nicky Lopez (8) throws to first base during the sixth inning against the Atlanta Braves at Kauffman Stadium.
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The Kansas City Royals are placing infielder Nicky Lopez on the injured list and calling up prospect Maikel Garcia, reported Tuesday

Lopez, 28, is headed to the 10-day IL with appendicitis. He is batting .200 with seven RBIs through 24 games in his fifth season with the Royals

Garcia, 23, is Kansas City’s No. 3 prospect, per MLB Pipeline. The infielder is hitting .242 with seven doubles and 17 RBIs in 24 games at Triple-A Omaha this season.

Garcia made his MLB debut with the Royals last season and batted .318 with two RBIs in nine games

–Field Level Media

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