Brady Singer exited Friday night’s 9-1 loss to the Twins after the second inning ended on a double-play ball that first struck the Royals’ right-hander on the left heel. It was announced that he is day to day with a contusion.
With the bases loaded, Twins slugger Josh Donaldson’s 105.5 mph line drive came back to hit Singer in the foot before popping up and into first baseman Carlos Santana’s glove. Singer immediately went down on the mound and looked to be in significant pain while the Royals finished the 1-3-6 double play.
Manager Mike Matheny and head athletic trainer Nick Kenny immediately went out to check on Singer, who eventually walked off on his own but went straight into the dugout tunnel. Right-hander Tyler Zuber replaced Singer to start the third inning.
Singer had a shutdown first inning against the Twins, but his command got away from him in the second.
After allowing a leadoff single, Singer struck out Max Kepler looking and then loaded the bases with two walks. He hit Luis Arraez in the shoulder to bring in Minnesota’s first run and got into a 3-0 count with Donaldson before the liner back to the mound. Singer threw 15 pitches in the first inning and 33 pitches in the second.