The Royals originally put Gil Meche on the 15-day disabled list as of May 29.
Now comes word that the Royals have transferred him to the 60-day disabled list. This would put his return at the end of July. It was more of a procedural move, according to Dick Kaegel of MLB.com.
A spot on the 40-man roster was needed for pitcher Henry Barrera, who was ending his injury rehabilitation assignment with Class A Wilmington and was reinstated from the 60-day disabled list on the Royals' roster. Barrera was optioned to Double-A Northwest Arkansas.
Are the Royals missing much without him? He's 0-4 with a devil-like 6.66 ERA so far this season in nine starts.
He's hoping to begin a minor league rehab assignment next week.