UPDATE: Shealy Returns, Butler Says Goodbye…for now
Just wanted to spread the news that first baseman Ryan Shealy is returning from his rehab assignment in Omaha today. Shealy has been on the 15-day D.L. since May 1. We’re all glad Ryan is back and we’re looking forward to him returning in better form than before. To get Shealy back on the active roster though, the Royals optioned outfielder Billy Butler back to Omaha.
In the short time Butler has been here (May 1), he has batted .243 (9-for-37) with a pair of doubles and four RBI in 10 games. He had one walk and seven strikeouts during his first taste of big league action. Butler’s move back to Omaha probably wasn’t a huge shocker for anyone given that he has not been in the lineup since May 12. But, don’t start packing away any of those Royals jersey’s with his name draped across the back yet – the young 21-year-old is still seen as one of our best prospects.