Trey Hillman Media Session: Eight-man pen, Jose Guillen
Eight Men In
An eight-man bullpen is not very customary, but manager Trey Hillman thinks at this point in the season it is very necessary. “I know it leaves us a little short on the bench, but the leverage it gives us with regards to our starting pitching is substantial. Our starters don’t have to eat up as many innings, it allows them to rest up, and the pressure to make it to a certain point in the game isn’t there either. We can mix and match on a different level as well.”
Back So Soon
According to Hillman, Royals outfielder Jose Guillen, currently on the Disabled List, is looking to come back much sooner then later. “He is coming with us to Seattle, and we are looking for him to be back on the field sometime around September 1. Guillen is going to continue with his regular rehabbing routines as well as his daily workouts. If everything goes well and the evaluation process runs its course accordingly, you will see Jose back with the club very soon,” exclaimed the manager.