The Royals have activated outfielder Jarrod Dyson from the 15-day disabled list, according to Rustin Dodd, and sent outfielder Reymond Fuentes to AAA Omaha. Dyson had missed the first two weeks of the season with a strained right oblique muscle.
The 25-year old Fuentes had started six of the first twelve games in right field, and hit .238/.273/.238 with 3 RBI. He was caught stealing in his only stolen base attempt, and had a few misplays in the outfield. He joins what should be a crowded outfield in Omaha with Brett Eibner, Jose Martinez, Travis Snider, and Jorge Bonifacio already in the mix.
The move keeps speedster Terrance Gore on the roster. Gore was a surprise choice to make the team out of camp, but the Royals feel like his speed can be game-changing late in contests. Gore was largely responsible for winning a game a week ago against the Twins when his speed caused an errant pickoff attempt, and he later scored on a wild pitch.
The Royals also placed pitcher Dillon Gee on paternity leave to be with his wife following the birth of his daughter. The team called up pitcher Miguel Almonte to take his place on the roster. The 23-year old right-hander is considered one of the Royals top pitching prospects, but struggled mightily in his season debut for Omaha, and has given up eight runs in five innings of work this year.
Ned also wants to make sure Fuentes gets plenty of playing time. That is one reason why he kept Gore over Fuentes. #Royals— Jeffrey Flanagan (@FlannyMLB) April 19, 2016