KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Royals placed right-hander Chien-Ming Wang on the disabled list with biceps tendinitis and made a series of roster moves to shore up their taxed bullpen before Wednesday night's game against the Yankees.
Kansas City recalled left-hander Scott Alexander and right-hander Brooks Pounders from Triple-A Omaha and optioned infielder Christian Colon to the same club.
Colon is likely to return when rosters are allowed to expand Thursday.
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The Royals used five relievers in their rain-delayed, extra-inning loss to New York on Tuesday night. Wang tossed two scoreless innings in the game.
Alexander is joining the Royals for the second time this season and tossed a scoreless inning against the Yankees in his big league debut. Pounders is joining the club for the third time this season.