Having a mustache, will travel; Form A pitcher Mengden returns to Oakland with Royals

Daniel Mengden returned to the Colosseum this weekend dressed in different colors but with an amazing mustache.

Mengden, who played for the Oakland Athletics from 2016 to 2020, was called up Monday by the Kansas City Royals just in time for their week-long visit to the Bay Area, three games at Oracle Park and three at the Coliseum.

“The A’s gave me my first outing, my first start, they rode me for five years and helped me become the pitcher I am today, so I appreciate everything they’ve done for me,” Mengden said. “Now we continue in another jersey and here we are again in the beautiful Colosseum. Never forget all the memories we had here.”

Mengden, 29, spent last season in Korea driving for the Kia Tigers, where the handlebar mustache was a big hit – “they love the extra styling” – and signed with the Royals in March. He rubs his mustache just to start, but he’s working in the bullpen for now.

When asked about his best memories of the A’s, Mengden didn’t list his own accomplishments, including a shutout by the Diamondbacks on May 26, 2018, but instead shouted out his teammates.

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