Royals Roster Moves
Trying to keep up with the Royals’ roster moves? Then you have probably been breaking out the White Out a lot as we have made at least a move a day since last Thursday. Here’s a brief rundown of all those move that have taken place in the past five days.
Thursday, May 10: Before the game, Royals optioned right-handed pitcher Brian Bannister to Omaha and reinstated right-hander Luke Hudson from the D.L. Then, following the game, the Royals designated right-handed pitcher Todd Wellemeyer for assignment and purchased the contract of right-handed pitcher Jason Standridge.
Friday, May 11: Kansas City placed catcher Jason LaRue on the 15-day D.L. with a contusion on his left shoulder and purchased the contract of catcher Paul Phillips. To make room for Phillips on the 40-man roster, the Royals transferred left-handed pitcher John Bale from the 15-day D.L. to the 60-day D.L.
Saturday, May 12: The Royals recalled right-handed pitcher Scott Elarton from his rehab assignment and reinstated him from the 15-day D.L. To make room for Elarton, the Royals optioned left-handed pitcher Neal Musser to Omaha.
Sunday, May 13: The Royals placed Hudson back on the 15-day D.L. (retroactive to May 11) with right bicep tendonitis. Bannister was recalled from Omaha to take Hudson’s spot on the 25-man roster.
Monday, May 14: The team placed first baseman/outfielder Ross Gload on the 15-day D.L. with a torn right quadriceps. Infielder Angel Berroa was recalled from Triple-A Omaha to take Gload’s spot on the Royals active roster. Just to note, Berroa was hitting .303 for the O-Royals prior to the call up. Also today, the Royals sent first baseman Ryan Shealy, who has been on the D.L. since May 1 with a left hamstring strain, to Omaha to begin a rehab assignment.
With all that cleared up, let’s not forget the Royals begin a four-game series tonight in Oakland, 9:05 p.m. (CT) start time. You can find the game on both RSTN and Sports Radio 810 WHB.