Royals place Coleman on waivers

Royals place Coleman on waivers

KANSAS CITY -- Right-hander Louis Coleman, who had been battling for one of the final spots in the Royals' bullpen, has cleared waivers and been assigned to Triple-A Omaha.

Coleman, 28, had a respectable spring, posting a 3.55 ERA in nine games. He was competing with right-hander Ryan Madson and left-hander Brian Flynn for a bullpen role.

Coleman, in his seventh season with the Royals, is out of options.

"He has been OK," manager Ned Yost said on Wednesday. "He came in with a lot of competition. He's held his own."

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