ST. LOUIS (AP) -Kansas City Royals designated hitter Mike Sweeney, hampered by a right knee injury, was placed on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday.
The move was retroactive to Monday,
Sweeney is batting .245 with seven home runs and 31 RBIs in 57 games. Manager Buddy Bell said Monday that he did not anticipate Sweeney starting during the interleague series in St. Louis - Sweeney has played only five games at first base this year.
Kansas City recalled Billy Butler, the team's first-round pick in the 2004 amateur draft, from Triple-A Omaha. The 21-year-old outfielder-first baseman is making his second appearance with the Royals this season, after hitting .243 with two doubles and four RBIs the first two weeks of May.
Butler batted .291 in 57 games at Omaha with 13 homers and 46 RBIs.

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