Royals will leave Omaha off first roster adds

Royals will leave Omaha off first roster adds

KANSAS CITY -- Major League clubs can expand their rosters beginning on Saturday, but the Royals aren't likely to make many moves with Triple-A Omaha headed into postseason play.

The Storm Chasers (81-57) have clinched a playoff spot and will start the postseason on Sept. 5-6 at home. They won the Pacific Coast League championship last season.

"We don't want to take away from their chances of winning," Royals manager Ned Yost said. "Last year we got players out of Omaha for six games and I hope that happens again. I hope they can go deep into the playoffs and can win it all like they did last year. We'll add a player or two -- maybe -- in September early and then just wait for them to get done."

The Storm Chasers have two of the Royals' top prospects in outfielder Wil Myers and pitcher Jake Odorizzi.

"Those guys have worked hard all year long, and then to get to the end of the year and take their best players doesn't make any sense to me," Yost said. "And winning a championship is probably a greater experience than coming up here and playing in the big leagues."