Royals request unconditional release waivers on Tony Cruz

Kansas City Royals release catcher Tony Cruz

Tony Cruz appeared in only four games for Kansas City.

After designating Tony Cruz for assignment Nov. 18, the Kansas City Royals have requested unconditional release waivers on the 30-year-old catcher.

With Salvador Perez and Drew Butera in front of him, Cruz spent most of last season in Triple-A Omaha. He played in four games for the Royals, striking out three times in four at-bats (no hits).