To take his spot on the roster the Royals have recalled relief pitcher Jesse Chavez from AAA Omaha. The 27-year old Chavez was 2-3 with a 4.94 ERA in 27.1 innings with the Stormchasers. He has struck out 20, while walking 10. Chavez also has 5 saves.
In 23 appearances with the Royals last season (26 innings), Chavez was 2-3 with a 5.88 ERA. In his major league career the righty is 6-10 with a 5.09 ERA while pitching with the Pirates and Braves, in addition to Kansas City.