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?