Brian Flynn out eight weeks after breaking rib falling through barn roof

By Michael Dixon

The bad news for Kansas City Royals pitcher Brian Flynn is that he’ll miss all of Spring Training and the first few weeks of the regular season. The good news? He’ll have a story to tell for a long time.

Well, who hasn’t been there before?

In reality, the injury probably could have been much worse. So, while the timing is bad, there’s a lot that Flynn can be thankful for.

Flynn appeared briefly for the Royals in 2016 but was effective. Pitching mostly out of the bullpen, he put up a 2.60 ERA and 1.10 WHIP in 55.1 innings, striking out 44 hitters.