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Louis Coleman has been promoted to the Kansas City Royals

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The Kansas City Royals have promoted right handed relief pitcher Louis Coleman from the Omaha Storm Chasers (AAA) to the Major League. In order to keep the roster at 25, they optioned right handed reliever Kanekoa Texeira to AAA. The Royals had also been sitting on a 39 man active roster and now Coleman makes in an even 40.

Coleman throws the ball with a low arm-slot somewhere betweeen 3/4 and side-arm. In 2010, he posted a 2.23 ERA for Omaha in 40.1 innings averagining 10.9 strikeouts every 9 innings. He's logged 7.0 innings this year in AAA with a 3.86 ERA anda 4.0 strikeout to walk ratio.

Kanekoa Texeira seemed to be pitching well for the Royals when he was called upon out of the pen. He's pitched 6.1 innings with a 2.84 ERA. However in that time he hadn't struck out a single batter. If he was going to keep that up, it was only a matter of time before he gave up a bunch of runs.

Greg Schaum at Pine Tar Press posted a couple of videos of Louis Coleman to YouTube. I've posted them below for your viewing pleasure. What do you think of the callup?

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Nick Scott 2 years, 12 months ago

Yeah camper, thats not a bad idea. Coleman is a guy I think that will stick around for awhile though. I'd rather have a pen full of guys who stay around than a constant rotation. However depth at the minors and competition is always helpful

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camper 2 years, 12 months ago

I like the strategy. Bring up the hot guy from the minors, let them mow down major league batters til the scouting report is out, then bring up the next guy who is doing good in the minors. Repeating this cycle keeps the pen fresh, and gives good opportunity to minor leaguers who realize that if they pitch good, they will get a shot at the majors.

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Nick Scott 2 years, 12 months ago

Kanekoa wasn't striking guys out so he was bound to fail eventually. Coleman is a very interesting pitcher and did a great job in relief last night. This pen keeps getting better and better

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Shane Garrett 2 years, 12 months ago

Kanekoa Texeira was hard to watch. Coleman may be more interesting.

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