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.