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Royals put P Sanchez on DL, call up Giavotella

By: Courtesy: Associated Press
By: Courtesy: Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Royals pitcher Jonathan Sanchez, who was
1-2 with a 6.75 ERA in six starts, was placed on the 15-day
disabled list Wednesday with left biceps tendinitis.

Sanchez lasted just three innings plus one batter in a Monday
loss to the Boston Red Sox, giving up six runs on six hits,
including two home runs, and walked three, while throwing only 35
strikes in 73 pitches. The Royals acquired Sanchez in an offseason
trade with the San Francisco Giants to bolster its rotation.

The Royals recalled second baseman Johnny Giavotella from Class
AAA Omaha, where he was hitting .331 with eight doubles, five home
runs, 25 RBIs, 28 runs and a .408 on-base percentage in 31 games in
the Pacific Coast League.

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