Kelvin Gutierrez (elbow) placed on Royals 60-day IL

The Kansas City Royals placed third baseman Kelvin Gutierrez on the 60-day injured list with a right elbow strain.

What It Means:

Gutierrez was diagnosed with a Grade 2 sprain of the UCL in his elbow earlier this week. The 25-year-old had been competing for a reserve role to start the year. He hit .260/.304/.356 with 1 home run and 11 RBI over 79 plate appearances (20 games) last season in his first taste of the bigs. The move clears a spot on the Royals' 40-man roster for new additions Franchy Cordero and Ronald Bolanos.

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