Royals 5, Indians 1
The Royals purchased the contract of right-hander Roman Colon from Triple-A Omaha and optioned first baseman Clint Robinson to the same club before Thursday night's game against the Milwaukee Brewers.
While massive, Freddie Freeman isn't likely to become a big-time power source for Atlanta. What he could be is a long-term, solid-hitting solution at first base, and the Braves have a plan. Plus, reaction to Adam Wainwright's injury.
Johnny Damon and Brandon Inge drove in two runs apiece in a six-run seventh inning against Kansas City's shaky bullpen and the Detroit Tigers rallied for an 8-4 victory Monday.
The Royals reached one-year deals with right-handers Brian Bannister and Kyle Davies on Saturday and decided against offering a contract to catcher John Buck, making him a free agent.
The Kansas City Royals sent pitcher Luke Hochevar down to Triple-A Sunday and put pitcher Robinson Tejada and infielder Mike Aviles on the 15-day disabled list.
Minor league pitcher Roman Colon pleaded no contest to an assault charge that stemmed from a locker room scuffle during which he punched a teammate, breaking several bones in his face in June 2007.
The Detroit Tigers traded pitcher Roman Colon, recently charged in a locker room scuffle with a Triple-A teammate, to the Kansas City Royals on Friday for a player to be named.