The Kansas City Royals made a late change to their pitching rotation Wednesday when they placed Mike Minor, their scheduled starter for that night against the Oakland A's, on the 10-day injured list.
Right-hander Carlos Hernández was moved up to make the start in Minor's place.
Minor is dealing with impingement syndrome in his left (throwing) shoulder. His move to the IL is retroactive to Sept. 13. The 33-year-old veteran is 8-12 with a 5.05 ERA in 28 games (all starts) for the Royals this season.
Hernández, 24, has been the most impressive of the Royals' young starting pitchers this year. He is 6-1 with a 3.29 ERA, 70 strikeouts and a 1.20 WHIP in 76.2 innings across 22 games (nine starts) in 2021.
In a corresponding move, the Royals recalled pitcher Scott Blewett from Triple-A Omaha. Blewett has been called up three times this season but has yet to pitch for Kansas City. The 25-year-old right-hander is 4-3 with a 6.42 ERA in 18 games (10 starts) for the Storm Chasers.