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Royals place RHP Dan Altavilla (oblique) on injured list

Thu Jun 20 2:19pm ET
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The Kansas City Royals put right-hander Dan Altavilla on the 15-day injured list Thursday with a right oblique strain.

Altavilla, 31, is 0-1 with a 14.73 ERA in five appearances (one start) in his first season with the Royals.

On Sunday, Altavilla's 98-mph fastball fractured the left wrist of Los Angeles Dodgers star Mookie Betts.

Altavilla is 8-8 with a 4.36 ERA in 124 games (one start) with the Seattle Mariners, San Diego Padres and Royals.


Kansas City recalled right-hander Steven Cruz from Triple-A Omaha in a corresponding transaction.

Cruz, 25, registered a 4.97 ERA and no decisions in 10 games (four starts) with the Royals in the 2023 season.

Cruz is 4-1 with a 4.33 ERA and one save in 24 relief appearances this season at Omaha.

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