KANSAS CITY, MO (August 8, 2013) - The Kansas City Royals announced today that left-handed pitcher Danny Duffy has been optioned to Triple-A Omaha, while left-handed pitcher Francisley Bueno had his contract purchased from Omaha and added to the Major League roster. He will be in uniform (#67) for the Royals tonight when they take on the Boston Red Sox at 7:10 p.m. In a corresponding move, KC has requested release waivers on catcher Adam Moore to make room for Bueno on the 40-man roster.
Bueno, 32, begins his second stint with the Kansas City Royals after signing with the organization as a minor league free agent on November 17, 2011. He was 3-3 with a 2.93 ERA and one save in 31 appearances (30 out of the bullpen) for the Storm Chasers this season. This includes a 2-0 record and an 0.87 ERA in his last six appearances. He pitched in 18 games last year for the Royals, recording a 1-1 mark and a 1.56 ERA in 17.1 frames with two walks and seven strikeouts.
Duffy, 24, made his first Major League start of the season last night against Minnesota, working 3.2 innings and allowing two runs on six hits with two walks and seven strikeouts. It was his first outing with the Royals since May 13, 2012, when he suffered an elbow injury that led to season-ending Tommy John surgery.
Moore, 29, had an 11-day stint in the Major Leagues with the Royals earlier this year. He played in five games, going 3-for-10 with a double and a stolen base. He was hitting .191 with 8 homers and 23 RBI in 41 games for the Storm Chasers. Moore hasn't played since leaving Omaha's July 19 contest with an injury.