Royals recall López from Omaha to start vs. Toronto, release Boyer
We have recalled RHP Jorge Lopez from Omaha. He will start tonight’s game vs. Toronto. In a corresponding move, Blaine Boyer has been granted his unconditional release.
— Kansas City Royals (@Royals) August 15, 2018
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.