Kansas City Royals

May 16, 2014

Royals add reliever Casey Coleman, designate Justin Maxwell for assignment

The Royals added another reliever to their bullpen on Friday afternoon, purchasing the contract of right-hander Casey Coleman from Omaha while designating outfielder Justin Maxwell for assignment.

The Royals added another reliever to their bullpen on Friday afternoon, purchasing the contract of right-hander Casey Coleman from Omaha while designating outfielder Justin Maxwell for assignment.

Maxwell, 30, was batting just .138 with a .391 on-base plus slugging in 29 at-bats. The fifth outfielder on the 25-man roster, Maxwell had batted just eight times in May.

Coleman was 1-0 with a 1.50 ERA in 12 innings for Class AAA Omaha after signing as a minor-league free agent on April 15. He was released by the Cubs on April 14. Coleman recorded a 5.76 ERA in 48 appearances (26 starts) for the Cubs from 2010-12.

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