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Royals move Aaron Crow back to bullpen following Joakim Soria’s elbow injury

Mar 20, 2012, 1:18 PM EDT

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So much for Aaron Crow‘s transition from reliever to starter.

Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star reports that the Royals have decided to cancel those plans and move Crow back to the bullpen following Joakim Soria‘s elbow injury.

Soria was diagnosed with a damaged ulnar collateral ligament and might be headed for Tommy John surgery, which would move Jonathan Broxton or Greg Holland into the closer role and create a setup man opening for Crow.

Crow made the All-Star team as a rookie reliever last season and finished with a 2.76 ERA and 65/31 K/BB ratio in 65 innings, but the 25-year-old right-hander was a starter in college and the minors. However, he posted a 5.26 ERA in 32 starts as a minor leaguer and there was some skepticism about whether Crow had the off-speed stuff to thrive as a starter. And now we may never find out.

  1. Detroit Michael - Mar 20, 2012 at 2:15 PM

    The Royals were leaning toward keeping Crow in the bullpen when Spring Training began. They aren’t reversing their course just because of Soria’s injury.

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