Royals release RHP Coleman

Royals release RHP Coleman

KANSAS CITY -- The Royals officially released right-hander Louis Coleman on Wednesday.

Coleman, who turns 30 on April 4, had been designated for assignment last week to clear room on the 40-man roster after the signing of right-hander Ian Kennedy. He also was designated for assignment in the spring of 2015, but re-signed with the Royals.

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Coleman pitched in four games last season, going 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA in three relief innings. His best season came in 2013, when he pitched in 27 games, going 3-0 and posting a 0.61 ERA.

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