Kansas City, Mo. 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).