Jake Odorizzi, obtained from Milwaukee in the Zack Greinke deal, will make his Major League debut on Sunday when the Royals (70-81) go for a weekend sweep of the visiting Cleveland Indians (62-90). Kansas City has won seven straight games against Cleveland, outscoring the Indians 45-22 in the process.
Odorizzi had a strong year in the minors, going 11-3 with a 2.93 ERA for Triple-A Omaha, and is expected to be part of the 2013 Kansas City rotation.
For the Indians, David Huff (1-0, 2.61 ERA) will take the hill in just his second start of 2012. He allowed seven hits and three runs in 4.1 innings on Tuesday against the Minnesota Twins.
First pitch is scheduled for 1:10 p.m. CT from Kauffman Stadium.