Royals send Schwindel to Omaha, recall Newberry

Frank Schwindel got one hit in his first 15 at-bats with the Royals.
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The Kansas City Royals announced two roster moves before Thursday afternoon’s game against Seattle, recalling pitcher Jake Newberry from Triple-A Omaha and optioning first baseman/DH Frank Schwindel to the Storm Chasers.

Schwindel made the Royals’ Opening Day roster but has struggled in his early opportunities. The 26-year-old rookie had one hit in his first 15 at-bats.

Newberry, 24, was unscored upon in three innings with Omaha to start the season. The right-hander went 2-0 with a 4.73 ERA in 14 games as a first-time major leaguer in 2018.