Forty-two year old Raul Ibanez was signed by the Kansas City Royals on June 30, 2014, and played the very next day in right field. He has been with the team for six games, and tonight, he will make is sixth start. I can understand why you sign a forty-two year old RF while Nori Aoki is working his way back from a groin injury, but starting him makes little sense to me, especially considering Dyson was in the middle of a career hot streak.
Nori Aoki will be eligible to return to the Kansas City Royals on July 6, but will his starting position be waiting for him? Jarrod Dyson has played exceptionally well and has catapulted the Royals outfield from arguably the best defensive outfield in Major League Baseball to the stand alone number 1, alongside Alex Gordon and Lorenzo Cain. So, why the platoon?