KANSAS CITY -- The Royals claimed Quintin Berry on outright waivers from the Tigers on Tuesday. The 28-year-old outfielder was immediately optioned to Triple-A Omaha.
To make room on the 40-man roster for Berry, pitcher Danny Duffy was moved from the 15-day to the 60-day disabled list.
In 49 games, Berry hit .168 with eight doubles and one home run for Triple-A Toledo this year. He also stole 15 bases. In May, however, he hit .106. He played in 94 games for the Tigers last year, batting .258 with 44 runs and 29 RBIs.
Berry was dropped so the Tigers could reacquire Francisco Martinez from the Mariners.
Berry was a fifth-round pick by the Phillies in 2006 out of San Diego State University. He also played for the Padres, Mets and Reds organizations prior to joining the Tigers.
Dick Kaegel is a reporter for MLB.com and Kathleen Gier is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.