Advertisement

 KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -The Kansas City Royals on Thursday bought the contract of right-handed reliever Jason Shiell from Triple-A Omaha.
Shiell, 30, takes the roster spot created by the release of right-hander Scott Elarton, who was released on Wednesday after giving up seven runs and six hits in 1 2-3 innings against the Yankees a day earlier.
Elarton, the Royals' opening day starter in 2006, was in the second year of a two-year, $8 million contract with the Royals. He came off the DL on Tuesday after sitting out 26 games with a sprained right foot.
With Omaha, he was 1-4 with two saves and a 4.70 ERA in 24 games, including seven starts.

Recent MLB Discussions

Top MLB Public Bets

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail Cardinals open definining set against Pirates   Thursday’s Cardinals-Reds series finale ended in the most controversial way possible. Is the Gateway City in for...
Thumbnail Mariners need another victory vs. visiting A's Seattle can’t quite control its own destiny with respect to reaching the playoffs. Yet Scott Servais’ crew won’t stop pushing for that first postseason...
Thumbnail O's inch closer to playoffs; Yanks in spoiler role Baltimore could have wilted following last week’s sweep at the hands of the AL East-leading Red Sox. Instead, Buck Showalter’s bunch is motoring full steam...
Thumbnail Giants' Cueto looks to snatch set from Rockies It’s not quite a must-win situation, but the Giants couldn’t be more excited to hand the ball to Johnny Cueto this evening.
Thumbnail A's try to thwart Mariners' playoff push The Mariners are among the hottest teams in baseball. Yet do they have enough time to creep into the playoffs?
More inMLB Articles  

MLB Team Pages