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Zawadzki and Arias Heading to Omaha

Well it looks like Lance Zawadzki will be hanging around the Kansas City Royals a little longer than expected. After clearing waivers, Zawadzki has been optioned to the Omaha Storm Chasers (AAA affiliate of the Royals). Joaquin Arias will also be joining Lance in Omaha after being designated for free agency earlier in the week.

After the acquisition of shortstop Alcides Escobar playing time was going to prove tough especially at shortstop for Kansas City. However, with Zawadzki and Arias both having major league experience, they will be solid additions to the Omaha team next spring. They also will provide good middle infield depth for the Royals organization and there is still a good chance we will see both players with the big league club sometime during 2011.