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Kris Bubic called up, Ryan McBroom sent down

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The Royals may need an extra arm after last night.

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The Royals have called up left-handed pitcher Kris Bubic from the Alternate Site and have optioned down outfielder Ryan McBroom. Bubic had a 4.32 ERA with 49 strikeouts in 50 innings in ten starts with the Royals. He was a candidate to make the rotation this year, but had a poor spring training performance and was set to begin the year in Omaha’s rotation.

The Royals may need another arm after starter Brady Singer exited Friday night’s game against Minnesota in the second inning after being hit in the heel with a line drive.

The bullpen had to provide six innings of work, with Ervin Santana sopping up four of those innings, and Tyler Zuber and Wade Davis each getting an inning of work. Singer is considered day-to-day, and could be available to make his next start. However, the Royals may want insurance in case Singer isn’t ready to go by his next scheduled outing on Wednesday against Cleveland.

Ryan McBroom collected his first hit of the season last night, entering the game in the ninth as a pinch-hitter. he had appeared in just five games with seven plate appearances. In parts of three seasons, the 29-year old has hit .265/.320/.426 with the Royals in 175 plate appearances.