KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Royals selected the contract of right-hander Casey Coleman from Triple-A Omaha and designated outfielder Justin Maxwell for assignment before Friday night's game against Baltimore.
The 26-year-old Coleman was released by the Cubs on April 14 and signed the next day by the Royals. He appeared in seven games for Omaha, going 1-0 with a 1.50 ERA.
Coleman is the son of former big league pitcher Joe Coleman, who won 142 games in the 1960s and `70s, and the grandson of Joe Coleman Sr., who won 52 games in the 1940s and `50s.
Maxwell was acquired last July in a trade with Houston. He was just 4 of 29 this season, and had been squeezed out of the outfield rotation by more productive hitters.