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.


I’m waiting for the important move: firing the career loser they call a “manager”

I’m not going to complain about the state the Royals are in. You all are making an effort to the culture of losing that I’ve seen from the Royals over the years.

But I do want to know what was the rationale behind putting Zach Greinke into the bullpen. He pitched fairly well, admittedly with a few hiccups, but I don’t know if that warranted a demotion. Any explaination?

That’s all.

Wow, that was the worst typed comment I have ever done. My apologies. I’m really not that grammar challenged.

And why is our prize prospect Billy Butler sitting on the bench?

Come up and see future royals in Burlingon, IA , class A ball, smallest city in america to have a full season minor league team, on mondays, its $1 to get in, $5 and change other nights,free parking every night, worth a road trip. check it out at

Billy Butler has proven he can hit at AAA…why not give this talent a chance..not 10 games and ship him back…makes little sense,considering the offensive woes of this team…again..the future of this team is guys like Gordon and Butler.

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