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Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Royals’ Josh Staumont climbing his way back after major COVID-19 setback

The Kansas City Royals’ 6-foot-3 right-handed reliever isn’t just gifted. Physically, he’s a finely tuned specimen who works diligently to keep his body in tune. The past two seasons, he’s gotten to reap the benefits of that work by competing on baseball’s biggest stage.

He’d started gaining momentum in the majors and appeared poised to build on that foundation this season.

Then COVID-19 happened.

During a video conference call with reporters on Monday, Staumont, 25, revealed he contracted the coronavirus before he was due to report to camp. His experience with the virus included having lost a ton of weight and strength, a fever of “103 plus,” and having slept roughly 20 hours per day at one point.

Zach Posted: March 16, 2021 at 05:08 PM | 2 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: covid-19, josh staumont, royals

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   1. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: March 16, 2021 at 06:59 PM (#6008869)
He wasn't exactly a big guy to begin with, so I do wonder how this will affect his velo. I wouldn't be surprised if he starts out on the IL. I really like the kid, he is very cerebral, his dad is like a physics professor.
   2. RoyalFlush Posted: March 17, 2021 at 06:53 PM (#6009013)
His man bun is in the best shape of its life.

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