CHICAGO -- The Royals recalled left-handed reliever Brandon Finnegan from Double-A Northwest Arkansas and optioned infielder Orlando Calixte to Triple-A Omaha on Friday. Finnegan posted an 0-1 record with a 3.86 ERA in his first two appearances -- both starts -- for Northwest Arkansas this season.
Finnegan, the 17th overall selection in the 2014 First-Year Player Draft, sped through the organization and helped the Royals in last year's postseason. He pitched in seven regular-season games and then seven more games in the playoffs, including two appearances in the World Series.
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