Royals Roster Moves

We just officially announced the following: The Kansas City Royals today activated outfielder Reggie Sanders from the 60-day disabled list and optioned outfielder Joey Gathright to Omaha (AAA). To create room on the 40-man roster, the Royals designated left-handed pitcher Sean Thompson for assignment. Sanders has been sidelined since tearing his left hamstring on May 2 in a game against the Angels in Kansas City. He was hitting .367 (18-for-49) with six runs scored, six doubles, two home runs and eight RBI in 16 games prior to suffering the injury.

Gathright, who was recalled from Omaha on June 6, hit .315 (23-for-73) with 13 runs scored, four doubles and nine RBI in 25 games. Thompson never saw action for the Royals, who claimed him off waivers from San Diego on July 3.

And, because maybe your weekend was as busy as ours, here is a recap of the Royals recent roster moves…

Friday, July 13: Royals acquired RHP Roman Colon from the Detroit Tigers for a player to be named on or before October 15. To make room for Colon, who was acquired while on the 15-day D.L., on the 40-man roster, the Royals transferred outfielder Reggie Sanders from the 15 to 60-day D.L. (which, obviously, he is no longer on).

Saturday, July 14: Royals activated LHP John Bale from the disabled list, where he has been all season, before Saturday’s game. To make room for Bale, Neal Musser was sent back to Omaha and newly acquired Colon jumped from the 15-day to the 60-day D.L. Bale made his Royals debut Sunday, tossing two scoreless innings. He allowed three hits, struck out two and did not issue a walk in the Royals 5-3 loss to Cleveland.

Sunday, July 15: This isn’t a roster move, but starter Jorge De La Rosa left yesterday’s start in the fourth inning with a bruised thumb. All reports indicate that DLR will be able to make his next start…which is good since Tuesday’s scheduled starter John Thomson will probably not be making his start because of some back issues at the moment, which brings us to Monday…

Monday, July 16: **** Kaegel at is reporting some musings around Fenway Park’s visiting clubhouse. No official word on anything yet, but looks like RHP Leo Nunez is in Boston…maybe to be our Tuesday starter? And, although he doesn’t appear to be up here long, Musser is also in Boston, recalled to replace Thomson on the roster for Monday night’s game. Kaegel is reporting that manager Buddy Bell has stated Musser will depart for Omaha again Tuesday when Nunez is activated to start. But, no official word yet…

And…don’t forget: Royals vs. Boston on RSTN and Sports Radio 810 WHB, 6:05 p.m. start.


I’ll miss Gaithright. He was a little scary in left, what with running into other fielders all the time. But he made things happen at the plate and on the base. Bring on Reggie, though. In fact, we could use him right now to break out of this hitting stupor at Fenway.

Dear Mr. Glass the Kansas City fans and I think you should get us off the bottom and put some money out there and let your GM go after big names like Sabathia, Santana, and Rodriguez. Your fanbase is sick of being the laughing stock of the league. We are ready and willing to fill the seats at the K. We don’t need to be the yankees but, bring that payroll up significantly enough to get those big names in here. You would pack the seats at the K nightly and bring the World Series back to KC we miss having a good team pkease listen to this and take it under serious consideration.

We like the play of Alex Gordon, keep on keeping on!

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