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The Kansas City Royals announced today that they have acquired veteran right-handed pitcher Jason Frasor (pronounced: FRAY-zer) from the Texas Rangers in exchange for minor league right-handed pitcher Spencer Patton. In a corresponding 40-man roster move, the Royals designated infielder/outfielder Jimmy Paredes for assignment. The Royals have also optioned right-handed pitcher Louis Coleman to Triple-A Omaha.
Frasor, 36, is in his 11th Major League season and was in his second year with the Texas Rangers. He is 1-1 with a 3.34 ERA (11 ER in 29.2 IP) with 14 walks and 30 strikeouts in 38 relief appearances. Opponents are hitting just .243 against him this season, including a .233 mark vs. left-handed hitters (10-for-43). Frasor has made nine scoreless appearances against A.L. Central teams, spanning 7.0 innings. The veteran righty began his career with Toronto (2004-11, 2012) and also pitched part of one season for the Chicago White Sox (2011). He ranks 11th among active pitchers with 624 career appearances, posting a 31-35 record with a 3.65 ERA all-time.
Patton, 26, Kansas City’s 24th-round draft pick in 2011, is 4-3 with a 4.08 ERA and 14 saves with Omaha this season. He was selected to participate in tonight’s Triple-A All-Star Game in Durham, N.C.
The Royals announced today that right-handed pitcher Louis Coleman has been recalled from Triple-A Omaha. To make room on the roster, left-handed pitcher Will Smith has been optioned back to Omaha.
Coleman, a 6-foot-4 right-handed pitcher, had a 13-day stint with Kansas City earlier this year, making 4 scoreless relief appearances, which spanned 4.1 innings. He earned his second Major League win, pitching a perfect 8th inning in St. Louis on May 30. Coleman was recently selected to represent the Storm Chasers at the Triple-A All-Star Game in Reno, Nev. Smith was 1-1 with a 3.86 ERA in 6 appearances (one start) for the Royals this season.
The skipper, Ned Yost, met with reporters in the dugout on a beautiful afternoon at Kauffman Stadium before tonight’s tussle with the Angels. Nine of the Royals last thirteen losses have been by one run. Yost was asked what that says about this ball club.
“There is no substitute for winning. You have to win. It’s no consolation for anyone to say ‘we are competing’ but we are competing. We’re in every single game. When the offense starts clicking we are going to be winning those games by one or two runs instead of losing them by one or two runs,” said the manager.
Louis Coleman was called up yesterday and replaced Kelvin Hererra in the Royals bullpen. Ned was asked what he brings to the team and why he trusts him so much. “He is a guy we know has been really successful for us. He has been very serviceable. The worst thing as a manager is bringing a guy in and not knowing what you are going to get. With Louis I know what we are going to get. We know he is going to throw strikes. That is why he is so valuable to us.”
The Royals have announced that the club has agreed to terms on 2013 Major League contracts with right-handed pitchers Aaron Crow, Louis Coleman, Luis Mendoza and Guillermo Moscoso; and left-handed pitcher Francisley Bueno. Consistent with club policy, terms of the contracts were not disclosed.
The Royals now have all players on the 40-man roster signed for the 2013 season.