Royals put P Sanchez on DL

Royals pitcher Jonathan Sanchez, who was 1-2 with a 6.75 ERA in

six starts, was placed on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday with

left biceps tendinitis.

Sanchez lasted just three innings plus one batter in a Monday

loss to the Boston Red Sox, giving up six runs on six hits,

including two home runs, and walked three, while throwing only 35

strikes in 73 pitches. The Royals acquired Sanchez in an offseason

trade with the San Francisco Giants to bolster its rotation.

The Royals recalled second baseman Johnny Giavotella from Class

AAA Omaha, where he was hitting .331 with eight doubles, five home

runs, 25 RBIs, 28 runs and a .408 on-base percentage in 31 games in

the Pacific Coast League.