Royals put Teahen on DL

By: AP
By: AP

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Kansas City Royals have placed
outfielder Mark Teahen on the 15-day disabled list.
Teahen has a hyperextended left elbow and forearm strain from
trying to make a diving catch at Oakland last week. The move is
retroactive to August 19th.
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The Royals purchased the contract of right-hander Billy Buckner
from Triple-A Omaha. He was 9-7 with a 3.78 ERA there, including 15
starts. Manager Buddy Bell says Buckner will be used in middle and
long relief.
Buckner was a second-round pick in the 2004 draft but has never
pitched in the majors.
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The Royals also moved designated hitter Mike Sweeney to the
60-day disabled list. Sweeney is scheduled to begin a minor league
rehab assignment with Omaha and could be activated September 1st.
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Pitcher John Thomson was recalled from his rehab assignment. He
went on the disabled list July 16th with lower back spasms.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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