Several familiar faces rejoin Royals amid flurry of roster moves
It's Sept. 1, which means MLB active rosters can expand. And expand it did in Kansas City.
The Royals made several roster moves Friday, including the addition of right-handed pitcher Sam Gaviglio, who was claimed off outright waivers from the Seattle Mariners. He will join the team Saturday in Minneapolis. In a corresponding move, the team released right-handed reliever Neftali Feliz.
Gaviglio, 27, was 3-5 with a 4.62 ERA in 12 games (11 starts) with the Mariners this season.
The Royals reinstated right-hander Trevor Cahill from the 10-day disabled list, where he was recovering from right shoulder impingement syndrome. Cahill started three games for the Royals after being obtained from San Diego in July. He had an 8.18 ERA without a decision in those starts.
The team also selected right-handed pitcher Andres Machado and recalled catcher Cam Gallagher, infielder Raúl Mondesi and outfielders Terrance Gore and Paulo Orlando from Triple-A Omaha. To make room for Machado on the 40-man roster, the Royals transferred left-hander Brian Flynn to the 60-day disabled list (left groin strain).
The Royals now have 31 active players from their 40-man roster in the major leagues. Flynn, Miguel Almonte, Nate Karns and Bubba Starling are on the 60-day disabled list.