May 3, 2012
The Kansas City Royals have put infielder Yuniesky Betancourt on the disabled list with a sprained right ankle and purchased the contract of Irving Falu from Triple-A Omaha.
The move was made before Thursday night's game against the New
Betancourt hurt the ankle toward the end of spring training, but
still managed to play in 15 of the Royals' first 23 games. He was
hitting .280 with a homer and three RBIs.
Falu has spent parts of 10 seasons in the minors and was in his
fourth straight year at Omaha, where he was hitting .306 with a
homer and 10 RBIs. He's never played in the majors.
To make room on the 40-man roster, the Royals transferred closer
Joakim Soria to the 60-day DL. He's out for the season after having
Tommy John surgery.