Royals LHP Ryan Yarbrough placed on IL after getting hit by 106-mph comebacker

Ryan Yarbrough, Matt Quatraro
Posted at 2:43 PM, May 08, 2023
and last updated 2023-05-08 17:01:34-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — In an unsurprising move, the Kansas City Royals placed left-hander Ryan Yarbrough on the 15-day injured list Monday, a day after he was hit in the head by a 106-mph comebacker.

Yarbrough was placed on the injured list for head fractures, the team announced Monday.

In a corresponding move, reliever Jose Cuas, a right-hander, has been recalled from Class AAA Omaha to fill the roster vacancy.

The move comes a day after Yarbrough was drilled by a line drive off the bat of Ryan Noda during the sixth inning Sunday at Kauffman Stadium.

Yarbrough walked off the field under his own power after being attended to by medical staff.

The Royals said later Monday after that Yarbrough is "stable and improving and never lost consciousness" after suffering "multiple non-displaced fractures." Doctors do not think he will require surgery.

"Ryan is undergoing more testing today, and we will share his progress as we can," the team said via Twitter.

No timetable has been provided for Yarbrough's possible return.