Royals recall Mills as 26th man; Moose, Minor to rehab

Royals reliever Alec Mills has been recalled as the 26th man for Wednesday's doubleheader against the Red Sox.

Mark J. Rebilas

The Kansas City Royals announced Wednesday that they have recalled right-handed pitcher Alec Mills from Double-A Northwest Arkansas as the 26th man for today’s split doubleheader with the Boston Red Sox.

The 24-year-old Mills, a 22nd-round pick by the Royals in 2012, is 1-1 with a 2.36 ERA in seven starts for the Naturals. He leads the Texas League with 44 strikeouts in 42 innings this season.

The Royals also announced that third baseman Mike Moustakas will begin a rehab assignment with Northwest Arkansas Wednesday evening, while left-handed pitcher Mike Minor will have his rehab assignment transferred to Triple-A Omaha. Minor will make his first rehab start for the Storm Chasers on Friday at Reno.