Have fun, KC fans. That up-and-coming prospect, Luke Hochevar, sent to the minors while Ponson will get the nod. Good times a'coming in KC. At least they have good BBQ.
It doesn’t matter, it seems, that veteran right-hander Sidney Ponson gave up seven runs in five innings Tuesday in a 7-2 loss to the Oakland A’s.
The Royals seem ready, regardless, to anoint him as the fourth member of their rotation — albeit not officially.
Ponson was sharply critical of his performance — “It wasn’t good at all,” — but Hillman chose to emphasize the positive.
“I’m not disappointed,” he said. “I’m disappointed in the results, but I’m not disappointed in what he brings to the table. Obviously, you’d like to see better production.”