Royals demote Dyson, bring up RHP Holland

The Kansas City Royals made four roster moves on Thursday,

including activating right-hander Robinson Tejeda from the disabled


In addition, the Royals brought up right-hander reliever Greg

Holland from Triple-A Omaha and sent outfielder Jarrod Dyson and

right-hander Jeremy Jeffress to Omaha.

Tejeda was 0-1 with a 5.06 ERA in seven games before going on

the disabled list since April 13 with inflammation of the right


The hard-throwing Jeffress (1-1) has had control problems since

he was acquired in the winter trade that sent former Cy Young Award

winner Zack Greinke to Milwaukee. He walked three batters in the

11th inning on Wednesday night before Adrian Beltre hit a

game-winning two-run single for Texas.

Manager Ned Yost believes Dyson is the fastest runner in the

major leagues and has used him effectively as a late-inning pinch

runner. Dyson was 9 for 9 in stolen base attempts before he was

picked off first Wednesday night right after Eric Hosmer’s solo

home run tied the game 3-3.

In 21 2-3 innings with Omaha, Holland was 2-0 with two saves and

had a 2.08 ERA. He had 27 strikeouts and 11 walks.