Royals recall Alexander, Pounders; place Wang on DL, option Colon

The Kansas City Royals announced today that they have recalled left-handed pitcher Scott Alexander and right-handed pitcher Brooks Pounders from Omaha (AAA). Both pitchers will be in uniform for tonight's game against the New York Yankees. In corresponding roster moves, the Royals have optioned infielder Christian Colon to Omaha and placed right-handed pitcher Chien-Ming Wang on the 15-day disabled list (right biceps tendinitis).

Alexander, 27, is in his second stint with the Royals this season, making nine appearances between May 12 and June 5, including a scoreless inning at Yankee Stadium in his 2016 debut. He's made 22 appearances for the Storm Chasers this season, going 2-0 with a save and a 3.00 ERA.

Pounders, 25, is in his third stint in the big leagues in 2016 after making his MLB debut in Toronto on July 5. He's pitched in four games for the Royals, including most recently working 0.2 innings at Texas on July 30. The 6-foot-5 righty is 5-3 with a 3.14 ERA at Omaha, holding the opposition to a .226 average, while recording 90 strikeouts in 80.1 innings.