MRI reveals strained hamstring for Ian Kennedy

Apr 28, 2017; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Ian Kennedy (31) pitches in the first inning against the Minnesota Twins at Kauffman Stadium.  Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

The Kansas City Royals are off to a brutal start to the 2017 season, and things appear to only be getting worse.

Ian Kennedy, who has been one of the team’s best pitchers this season, has a strained hamstring and could end up on the DL.

Kennedy entered Thursday’s game against the White Sox with a 2.30 ERA, but that jumped to 3.03 after he allowed four earned runs in 4.1 innings. He also took the loss in the game and is 0-3 despite allowing two runs or fewer in four of his six starts.

Kennedy said he was unsure if he would be able to make his next start, but a stint on the 10-day DL would mean missing two starts.

KC is 9-18 this season and may be feeling the pressure to try turning things around before things get too out of hand.

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