Jackson Kowar will make his MLB debut Monday night, Royals announce

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Kansas City Royals pitcher Jackson Kowar throws against the Texas Rangers during an alternate training site baseball game, Saturday, April 24, 2021, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)

Former Florida standout pitcher Jackson Kowar will make his major league debut for the Kansas City Royals against the Los Angeles Angels as the team begins a West Coast swing.

Kowar was named the Triple-A East pitcher of the month Wednesday after he went 5-0 with a 1.01 ERA, 0.99 WHIP and 36:9 K:BB across 26.2 innings in his first five starts of the season.

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Drafted with UF teammate Brady Singer, Kowar closed out the team’s first-ever College World Series championship in 2017.

Singer reached the big leagues last season (4-5, 4.06 ERA) and has thrown 117 2/3 innings of 4.51 ERA over his first 23 starts. He is 3-4 with a 5.06 ERA with the Royals this season.