With Salvy ailing, Royals’ Viloria jumps from Class A to big leagues
The Royals announced on Saturday that they have recalled Viloria from the Advanced Class A Wilmington Blue Rocks, where he had posted a .260 batting average with six homers in 358 at-bats this season. Viloria was added to Kansas City‘s 40-man roster last winter to protect him from the Rule 5 Draft.
Viloria, a native of Cartagena, Colombia, is in his fifth professional season. He reaches the majors without having ever having played a game in the upper minors.