Kelvin Herrera to have an MRI today

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Royals’ reliever Kelvin Herrera had to leave last night’s game against the Angels after experiencing right forearm tightness. That could’ve been a big blow to Kansas City last night, but they survived it. Today he’ll get an MRI on the arm to see what they’re dealing with.

Forearm tightness in a pitcher is no joke. It could be something serious. But even when it’s not, the usual course of action is to rest the pitcher a bit. In July you deal with it. In October, man, that could be a huge, huge blow.

Updates as they occur.

Mariners sign RHP reliever Trevor Gott to 1-year contract

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SEATTLE — The Seattle Mariners have begun the process of bolstering their bullpen by signing right-hander Trevor Gott to a one-year contract on Wednesday.

Gott appeared in 45 games last season with Milwaukee, going 3-4 with a 4.14 ERA. Gott had 44 strikeouts in 45 2/3 innings and held opponents to a .204 batting average.

Gott’s signing helps fill a void created when Erik Swanson was traded to Toronto as part of the deal that brought slugger Teoscar Hernandez to Seattle earlier this month. Gott has also pitched for San Francisco, Washington and the Los Angeles Angels.

Last season with the Brewers, Gott saw significant drops in batting average against and walk percentage, while raising his strikeout percentage.

Seattle also made a front office announcement Wednesday with the promotion of Andy McKay to assistant general manager. McKay has been with the club since 2015, when he was hired as the director of player development. McKay was promoted to senior director of baseball development in November 2021.

In his new role, McKay will oversee baseball development at all levels of the organization.