The Kansas City Royals made the decision to keep pitcher Ryan Verdugo and catcher Adam Moore within the organization, but the two are going back to Triple-A Omaha. The one player who is not going to remain in Kansas City is outfield Derrick Robinson who was released outright, and was not offered a 2013 contract.
Here is the release from the Royals on these moves:
The Kansas City Royals announced today that left-handed pitcher Ryan Verdugo and catcher Adam Moore were assigned outright to Triple-A Omaha. In addition, outfielder Derrick Robinson cleared waivers and will be not tendered a 2013 contract prior to tonight's 11 p.m. CT tender deadline, making him a free agent.
Verdugo could also show some promise in the upcoming season. The left-handed pitcher was a Pacific Coast All-Star selection last season. At Triple-A Omaha, he went 12-4 with a 3.75 ERA in 24 starts. He did make an appearance with the Royals on July 17, but that was his only start in the Majors, it lasted just two innings.