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Royals reinstate Kendall and DeJesus from 60-day D.L.; Bannister assigned outright to Omaha and elects free agency; Anderson designated for assignment

The Royals have announced today that the club has reinstated catcher Jason Kendall and outfielder David DeJesus from the 60-day Disabled List.  To make room on the Major League roster, right-handed pitcher Brian Bannister was assigned outright to Triple-A Omaha while right-handed pitcher Brian Anderson was designated for assignment.  In lieu of accepting the assignment, Bannister chose to elect free agency.

Kendall, 36, batted .256 in 118 games for the Royals in 2010 before missing the final 31 contests with an extensive tear in his right rotator cuff that required surgery on September 24.

The 30-year-old DeJesus hit a career-high .318 in 91 games, missing the final two and a half months of the season after requiring surgery on his right thumb after a collision with the outfield wall at Yankee Stadium on July 22.

Bannister, 29, went 7-12 with a 6.34 ERA in 24 games, including 23 starts, for Kansas City in 2010, his fourth year in the organization after being acquired in a trade with the New York Mets on December 6, 2006.

The 28-year-old Anderson converted from an outfielder to a pitcher following Spring Training this season and combined to post a 0-0 record and 2.08 ERA (17.1 IP, 10 H, 4 ER, 5 BB, 17 SO) in 14 outings for the Surprise Royals (R), Burlington Bees (A) and Omaha Royals (AAA).  Anderson was signed to a one-year contract by the Royals as a free agent on December 23, 2009.

 

Ned Yost media session: August 20

Making the grade

When asked if he will evaluate his young squad any differently in tonight’s game against the White Sox, a club competing for the division title, Yost said no, he doesn’t add weight to games against certain teams. The manager expects everyone’s best effort each and every day, and he will put his best team on the field every day as well. He believes he owes it to fellow division teams and the league to start his best lineup.

Same guy, new position

Yost doesn’t know exactly what the future holds for converted pitcher Brian Anderson, but he has definitely noticed the former outfielder’s success on the mound this year. Yost noted that Anderson’s fastball can max out at 97 mph and he throws it comfortably at 95 mph. He thinks Anderson is making great progress and deserves a look, but he doesn’t know if that opportunity will come in September or next spring.

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? Yost said he moved Kila Ka’aihue to the three-hole in order to split up the lefties.

Gil Meche left Kansas City today for his rehab assignment with Triple-A Omaha. He should see action in tomorrow’s game.

Spring Training photos: the outfielders

This photo blog focuses on the outfield. We go in alphabetical order with Brian Anderson, Rick Ankiel, David DeJesus, Mitch Maier and Scott Podsednik.

 

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Royals sign outfielder Brian Anderson

The Royals announced today that the club has signed outfielder Brian Anderson to a one-year Major League contract for the 2010 season.  Consistent with club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The 27-year old Anderson, who bats and throws right handed, split his 2009 season between the White Sox and Red Sox.  The centerfielder was traded to the Red Sox on July 28 and proceeded to hit .294 with two home runs in limited duty down the stretch for the A.L. Wild Card winners.  The former first-round selection of the White Sox (15th overall) is a career .227 Major League hitter with 22 home runs in 335 games since making his debut for Chicago in 2005. 

Anderson, born in Tucson, Ariz., now resides in San Diego, Calif.

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