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.
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
Buckner was a second-round pick in the 2004 draft but has never
pitched in the majors.
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.
Pitcher John Thomson was recalled from his rehab assignment. He
went on the disabled list July 16th with lower back spasms.
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