Royals make series of roster moves for stretch run

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Kansas City Royals have made a series

of roster moves to bolster their bullpen and overall depth as they play

for their first playoff appearance in nearly 30 years.

The

Royals, who began Tuesday 4 1/2 games out of the final wild-card spot,

recalled pitchers Wade Davis and Louis Coleman from Class A Wilmington,

where they were optioned last week.

They also recalled

left-hander Donnie Joseph and infielder Johnny Giavotella from Triple-A

Omaha, and purchased the contracts of infielders Pedro Ciriaco and

Carlos Pena from the Storm Chasers.

Kansas City cleared the

necessary roster space by designating for assignment outfielder Edinson

Rincon, who was at Double-A Northwest Arkansas. Left-hander Noel

Arguelles was recalled from the same club and placed on the 60-day

disabled list.