KANSAS CITY -- Catcher Lucas May, who dropped off the Opening Day roster when the Royals acquired Matt Treanor, received an outright assignment to Triple-A Omaha.
May was designated for assignment last Wednesday. He's expected to join the Storm Chasers for Thursday's opener at Albuquerque.
A converted infielder and outfielder, May was the odd man out when the Royals decided they didn't want to open the season with two relatively inexperienced catchers with him and Brayan Pena. Treanor, a veteran, was purchased from the Rangers and has been splitting the catching with Pena.