KANSAS CITY, MO - The Kansas City Royals announced today that they have made several roster moves as Major League rosters can expand to 40 players. The club has returned outfielder Alex Gordon from his rehab assignment and reinstated him from the 15-day disabled list (left groin strain). Outfielder Jonny Gomes, acquired from the Atlanta Braves last night, will join the team today and be in uniform (#31) for tonight's 7:10 game against the Detroit Tigers.
Additionally, the Royals have recalled infielders Christian Colon and Cheslor Cuthbert and catcher Francisco Pena from Omaha (AAA) and outfielder Terrance Gore from Northwest Arkansas (AA).
Kansas City has also selected the contracts of left-handed pitcher Scott Alexander and right-handed pitcher Miguel Almonte from Omaha. To make room on the 40-man roster, the club has transferred left-handed pitcher Jason Vargas to the 60-day disabled list (ulnar collateral ligament tear).
Following today's moves, the Royals have 33 players on their active roster and 40 on their Major League reserve list.