Kansas City, MO (Sports Network) - The Kansas City Royals have recalled
pitcher Will Smith from Triple-A Omaha and named him the starter for the
nightcap of Sunday's doubleheader against the Cleveland Indians.
Smith went 2-1 with a 2.45 earned run average over four starts at Omaha this
The 23-year-old left-hander made his debut with the Royals on May 23 of last
year and went 6-9 with a 5.32 ERA in 16 starts during his only major league
In three career starts against the Indians, Smith has posted a pair of wins,
including his first big league victory in an 8-2 game on May 29 at Progressive
Kansas City, which took the opener of the twinbill 9-0, did not have to make a
separate roster move due to the newest MLB Basic Agreement which allows a team
to add a 26th man to the roster in the event of a doubleheader.
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