Two players sent down from Royals camp

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Catcher Manny Pina and outfielder Luis Durango were reassigned to the Royals' Minor League camp late Friday night.

Pina was up with Kansas City briefly the last two years, playing just five games and going 3-for-16. Last Spring Training he underwent right knee surgery and missed about half the season. He played 43 games at the Double-A level, batting .260 for Northwest Arkansas.

Durango, who played briefly for San Diego in 2009-10 and Houston in 2011, was one of several outfielders brought in this year to provide depth, especially in center field. Last year he hit .289 for Triple-A Gwinnett and led the International League with 46 stolen bases.

In four Cactus League games this year, Pina was 3-for-6 with two doubles and two RBIs. His chances were reduced when the Royals picked up potential backup catchers George Kottaras and Brett Hayes. Durango was 2-for-13 with one triple in eight games.

Dick Kaegel is a reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.