Royals bring up Coleman, designate Maxwell

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

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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.


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