Gee, Nava outrighted, opt for free agency

Gee, Nava outrighted, opt for free agency

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- The Royals outrighted right-hander Dillon Gee and infielder Daniel Nava to Triple-A Omaha on Tuesday, and both players opted to become free agents instead.

The Royals' 40-man roster now stands at 37.

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Gee had thoracic outlet syndrome surgery on Oct. 11 but is expected to be ready by Spring Training. In 33 games this past season, he went 8-9 with a 4.68 ERA and a 1.46 WHIP.

Nava appeared in nine games for the Royals and went 1-for-11 with a double.

Jeffrey Flanagan has covered the Royals since 1991, and for MLB.com since 2015. Follow him on Twitter @FlannyMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.