Trey Hillman's Pregame Dugout Interview

Soria shelved

Kansas City Royals closer Joakim Soria is going to be out a minimum of 3-5 days due to tightness in his right shoulder.  The good news is the MRI showed there is no structural damage.

I’m back

Kansas City Royals RF Jose Guillen is probable for tomorrow’s game against the Detroit Tigers.  His status has been upgraded due to his consistent effort with regards to weight training and the strengthening of his hip.  Hillman stated he would most likely like to see Guillen in right field, and is excited to find a spot in the line-up where his power can be utilized.  Guillen will continue to monitored and days off are not out of the question.  Guillen has been on the disabled list since April 10 with a partially torn right hip flexor.

Here I come, Orel

Manager Trey Hillman was bombarded with questions about the ever-consistent and amazingly steady Zack Greinke.  Many reporters were asking the Royals manager, “What do you expect from Zack, what can we expect.”  His response, “I won’t ask him to give me what we have been seeing, you can’t expect that from him, it’s not fair”.  The Skipper went on to say that to maintain and stay relatively consistent is of more importance.  One reporter asked, can you give me two words or less to describe Zack, he said, “fantastic”.   I think we all agree with that last statement.  To date, Zack Greinke has pitched 34.0 scoreless innings, 25 shy of the all-time major league record set in 1988 by Dodgers great Orel Hershiser.  Although to be fair, Hershiser did it all in one season.

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