ROYALS RECALL GATHRIGHT FROM OMAHA
This just in from the Media Relations department…
The Kansas Royals have recalled outfielder Joey Gathright from Triple-A Omaha and designated infielder Angel Berroa for assignment. Gathright will be in uniform for the Royals game tonight in Cleveland and will wear No. 2.
Gathright, 26, was hitting .328 (61-for-186) for Omaha with eight doubles, two triples, 20 RBI and 50 runs scored. He was carrying a .450 on-base pct. after drawing 37 walks against just 23 strikeouts and stole 21 bases in 26 attempts. He led the league in steals and ranked tied for second in both on-base pct. and walks. He was 13-for-13 in stolen base attempts since May 19 and hitting .374 (46-for-123) since April 26.
Berroa, 29, has appeared in just nine games since being recalled from Omaha on May 14. He is hitting .091 (1-for-11) with an RBI.
Now the question is: will Gathright’s bat stay hot?