Royals select Bailey from Omaha, DFA Ellis

Homer Bailey will make his Royals debut Wednesday against the Twins.
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Homer Bailey, already announced as the Kansas City Royals‘ starting pitcher Wednesday against Minnesota, now is on the Royals’ 25-man roster.

The Royals selected the right-hander from Triple-A Omaha on Wednesday. In a corresponding move, right-hander Chris Ellis was designated for assignment.

Bailey, 32, was signed as a minor league free agent Feb. 9. He was 1-14 with a 6.09 ERA in 20 starts for the Reds last season. He was 67-77 with a 4.56 ERA for Cincinnati from 2007-18.

The Royals host the Twins in the finale of a two-game series at noon Wednesday. Bailey will face Twins right-hander Kyle Gibson, a Mizzou product.