Royals send struggling righty reliever Kelvin Herrera to minors
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
May 23, 2013 - 6:17 pm EDT
KANSAS CITY, Missouri — The Kansas City Royals have sent struggling reliever Kelvin Herrera to the minors.
Kansas City Royals pitching coach Dave Eiland (58) talks with catcher George Kottaras (26) and relief pitcher Kelvin Herrera in the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros, Wednesday, May 22, 2013, in Houston. The Astros won 3-1. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)
The right-hander allowed eight home runs in 20 1-3 innings. The Royals optioned him to Triple-A Omaha on Thursday.
Herrera was 2-4 with a 4.87 ERA in 19 relief appearances. He went 4-3 with a 2.35 ERA in 76 relief appearances last year, giving up just four home runs in 84 1-3 innings as a rookie.
The Royals recalled right-hander Luis Coleman from Omaha, where he was 2-1 with a 1.04 ERA and three saves. He pitched parts of the past two seasons with Kansas City, going 1-4 with a 3.25 ERA and one save in 73 relief appearances.
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