Royals option Raul Mondesi, Tony Cruz prior to friday's exhibition

PHOENIX, Ariz. (April 1, 2016) - The Kansas City Royals announced tonight before the game with the Arizona Diamondbacks that they have optioned catcher Tony Cruz to Omaha (AAA) and infielder Raul Mondesi to Northwest Arkansas (AA). Both players will be available to participate in the exhibition games tonight and tomorrow at Chase Field.

Following the moves, the Royals have 31 players in Major League camp, in addition to left-handed pitchers Jason Vargas and Mike Minor, who are both on the 60-day D.L. Of the 31 remaining players, five of them are non-roster invitees.