Archive for Monday, April 2, 2007

K.C. finalizes opening roster

April 2, 2007

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— The Kansas City Royals completed their 25-man roster Sunday by placing four players on the disabled list and purchasing the contracts of third baseman Alex Gordon and right-hander Brandon Duckworth from Triple-A Omaha.

Gordon, last season's minor-league player of the year, will start at third. Duckworth will take the fifth spot in the rotation.

Placed on the DL were left-hander John Bale (shoulder strain) and right-handers Scott Elarton (shoulder surgery), Luke Hudson (shoulder strain) and Leo Nunez (bruised wrist).

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