Kansas City, Mo. The Kansas City Royals activated second baseman Carlos Febles from the disabled list Tuesday and sent pitcher Brett Laxton to Triple-A Omaha. Febles had been on the disabled list with a strained left shoulder since June 5. Laxton, who was 0-1 with an 8.10 ERA, will start for Omaha on Friday.
"It's good to see him back," Kansas City manager Tony Muser said of Febles. "He was picking up his game down there. He definitely injects some speed into our lineup. He's a high-energy person."
"He's a young guy with a good arm," Muser said. "Pitching every six or seven days is not conducive to development."
Febles was in the lineup Tuesday against the Chicago Cubs and batted ninth.