Kansas City has decided to designate reliever Kanekoa Texeira for assignment. Texeira, 25, joined the Royals last season after he was selected off waivers from the Seattle Mariners. As a Rule V selection, he was with the big league club all season and appeared in 27 games out of the bullpen, posting a 1-0 record with a 4.64 ERA.
In 6 games with Kansas CIty this season he was 0-0 with a 2.84 ERA in 6.1 innings pitched. The downfall this season was a 2.53 WHIP, as he was optioned down to AAA Omaha on May 18 as Kansas City brought up Louis Coleman.
Kansas City will now have 10 days to try and work out a trade for Texeira before he is placed on waivers. Given his age, there is a good chance he would be picked up on waivers by another team if he is not traded.