Estimated Return Date: 2018-04-21
Starling (oblique) will begin playing in extended spring training games early next week, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.
He will need about 30 at-bats before being sent out, presumably to Triple-A Omaha. Starling does not project as a big-league-caliber hitter, but he is a solid defender in the outfield, and the Royals wouldn't have much to lose by giving him a shot later this season. He has played in 127 games at Triple-A and turns 26 in August. At the very least, he should be up in September as he is on the 40-man roster.
|04/01||vs LAD||D 4-4||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||.250||.333||.313|
|03/16||vs CLE||W 6-5||2||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.286||.375||.357|
|03/14||vs LAA||L 6-7||3||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||2||0||0||.250||.357||.333|
|03/12||at CLE||W 10-5||2||1||2||1||0||0||1||1||0||0||0||.222||.364||.333|
|03/11||at CIN||W 5-2||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000||.125||.000|