Royals recall López from Omaha to start vs. Toronto, release Boyer

Jorge López was 1-2 with a 3.69 ERA in 13 games (two starts) spanning the 2015, '17 and '18 seasons with the Brewers.
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As expected, the Royals called up Jorge López to start Wednesday night against the Blue Jays. They made room on the roster by giving right-hander Blaine Boyer his unconditional release.

López was obtained from Milwaukee along with outfielder Brett Phillips in the Mike Moustakas trade July 27. The right-hander was assigned to Triple-A Omaha, where he made two starts and pitched nine innings, going 1-0 with a 4.00 ERA.

López will make his first start as an American Leaguer. He was 1-2 with a 3.69 ERA in 13 games (two starts) spanning the 2015, ’17 and ’18 seasons with the Brewers.

Boyer was 2-1 with a 12.05 ERA in 21 relief appearances for the Royals this season.