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The Royals today announced several moves to set the club’s 40-man roster at 40 for the offseason reserve list deadline which occurs at midnight ET tonight.
The club has added outfielder Lane Adams, infielders Christian Colon and Cheslor Cuthbert and right-handed pitcher Michael Mariot to the 40-man roster. In corresponding roster moves, the Royals have designated left-handed pitcher Noel Arguelles and infielder Irving Falu for assignment, while right-handed pitcher Felipe Paulino has elected to become a free agent in lieu of accepting an outright assignment to Omaha.
Adams, 24, was named the Wilmington (A-Advanced) Player of the Year in 2013. He batted .276 with seven home runs, 39 RBI and 23 stolen bases for the Blue Rocks before a July promotion to Northwest Arkansas. He finished the season with Omaha (AAA), helping the Storm Chasers win the Pacific Coast League championship by going 3-for-5 with four RBI in the series clinching win over Salt Lake. Adams was a 13th-round selection in the 2009 First-Year Player Draft.
Colon, 24, was the Omaha Player of the Year last season. He hit .273 with 12 home runs, 58 RBI and 15 stolen bases in 131 games. Colon had an impressive second half, hitting .335 (56-for-167) while posting a .406 on-base percentage. He was KC’s first-round selection in the 2010 First-Year Player Draft.
Cuthbert, 21, hit .247 with 37 doubles, eight homers and 59 RBI in 134 games between Wilmington and Northwest Arkansas (AA). He hit .280 with 21 doubles and 31 RBI with the Blue Rocks, before being promoted on June 13. Cuthbert was signed by the Royals as a non-drafted free agent on July 2, 2009.
Mariot, 25, posted a 4-5 record with 11 saves and a 3.56 ERA in 47 appearances with Omaha last season. He totaled 66 strikeouts in 60.2 innings, while posting a 1.39 WHIP. The right-handed pitcher was an eighth-round selection in the 2010 First-Year Player Draft out of the University of Nebraska.
The Royals have announced that the club has agreed to terms on 2013 Major League contracts with left-handed pitchers Chris Dwyer, Donnie Joseph, Justin Marks and Everett Teaford, right-handed pitcher Nate Adcock, infielder Irving Falu and outfielder Jarrod Dyson. Consistent with club policy, terms of the contracts were not disclosed.
The Royals now have 17 unsigned players on the 40-man roster who are non-arbitration eligible: right-handed pitchers Aaron Crow, Louis Coleman, Kelvin Herrera, Greg Holland, Luis Mendoza and Guillermo Moscoso; left-handed pitchers Francisley Bueno, Tim Collins, Danny Duffy, John Lamb and Will Smith; infielders Johnny Giavotella, Eric Hosmer, Elliot Johnson and Mike Moustakas; and outfielders Lorenzo Cain and David Lough.
The Royals full squad began workouts for the 2013 campaign this morning and will play the Texas Rangers to open the Cactus League season on Friday, February 22.
World Baseball Classic, Inc. today announced provisional rosters for the 2013 World Baseball Classic, which will be held from March 2 – 19. Nine players from the Royals organization were named to the provisional squads, including six players on Kansas City’s 40-man roster.
The selections are as follows: Left-handed pitchers Bruce Chen (China) and Tim Collins (United States), right-handed pitchers Kelvin Herrera (Dominican Republic), Luis Mendoza (Mexico) and J.C. Sulbaran (The Netherlands), catcher Salvador Perez (Venezuela), infielders Irving Falu (Puerto Rico) and Miguel Tejada (Dominican Republic), and outfielder Paulo Orlando (Brazil). Chen, Collins, Falu, Herrera, Mendoza and Perez played for Kansas City in 2012. Tejada is a non-roster invitee to 2013 spring training, while Orlando and Sulbaran are both on the Double-A Northwest Arkansas roster. Chen will become the first Major Leaguer to represent China in the event.
The Royals announced today that the club has signed right-handed pitcher Steven Shell and outfielder Brett Carroll to minor league contracts for the 2011 season. In addition, the Royals have re-signed right-handed pitchers Luis Mendoza and Julio Pimentel, catcher Cody Clark, and infielders Irving Falu, Mario Lisson and Jamie Romak to 2011 minor league contracts. The club plans to announce invitations to Major League Spring Training at a later date.
Shell, 27, pitched in the Majors with the Washington Nationals in 2008 and 2009, compiling a 2-2 record and two saves with a 2.45 ERA in 43 relief appearances. In 55.0 career innings, the 6-foot-4, 215-pounder allowed just 39 hits, walking 22 and striking out 46. Originally a third-round pick by the Angels in 2001 out of El Reno (Okla.) High, Shell pitched for Tacoma (AAA) in the Seattle organization in 2010, going 3-2 with a 3.59 ERA in 21 games (nine starts).
The 28-year-old Carroll has made appearances at the big league level with the Florida Marlins in each of the past four seasons, breaking camp with the club in both 2008 and 2009. The right-handed hitter and thrower is a career .205 hitter at the Major League level with 13 doubles, five home runs and 28 RBI in 283 at bats. The Marlins’ 10th-round pick in 2004 out of Middle Tennessee State University spent a majority of 2010 with New Orleans (AAA), also playing in 32 games with the Marlins and hitting .197 with four doubles, two home runs and seven RBI. Carroll made his Major League debut on June 17, 2007 at Kauffman Stadium.
Mendoza, 27, was acquired by the Royals on April 2, 2010 from the Texas Rangers in exchange for cash considerations. He opened the season in the Royals bullpen, going 0-1 with a 22.50 ERA in four relief stints before posting a 10-9 record with a 4.10 ERA in 24 games (22 starts) for Omaha (AAA).
Pimentel, 24, returned to the mound in June after missing the entire 2009 campaign with ligament damage in his right elbow. Originally acquired by the Royals from the Dodgers on July 25, 2006, Pimentel was 0-0 with a 4.00 ERA in seven games (six starts) for the Surprise Royals (R) this season.
Clark, 29, hit .255 with 13 doubles, two triples, four home runs and 25 RBI in 72 games for Omaha in 2010.
Falu, 27, batted .272 with 14 doubles, one home run, 46 RBI, 75 runs scored and 15 stolen bases in 19 attempts for Omaha last season. The switch-hitter appeared for his native Puerto Rico in the Pan Am Qualifying Tournament in October.
Lisson, 26, missed the entire 2010 season with a right shoulder injury.
Romak, 25, split 2010 between Wilmington (A Advanced) and NW Arkansas (AA). Signed as a minor league free agent on January 16, 2010, Romak combined to hit .296 with 29 doubles, 13 home runs, 64 RBI and 64 runs scored in 127 games.