O'Hearn, Parnell among five reassigned by Royals

O'Hearn, Parnell among five reassigned by Royals

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- The Royals cleared some space in their camp following Monday's game, reassigning right-hander Bobby Parnell, catcher Parker Morin, first baseman Ryan O'Hearn, infielder Garin Cecchini and right-hander Chris Withrow to their Minor League camp.

The Royals also released left-hander Jonathan Sanchez, who was trying to make a comeback after not having played in the Major Leagues since 2013.

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Sanchez, 34, pitched in 12 games for the Royals in 2012 but was traded to Colorado for Jeremy Guthrie after posting a 7.76 ERA. He last played for Pittsburgh in 2013.

Sanchez had an 18.69 ERA in five Spring Training games.

O'Hearn's two-run home run

O'Hearn, who homered and doubled in the Royals' 10-6 loss to the Reds on Monday, is a rising prospect, the organization's No. 8 prospect, according to MLB Pipeline.

The Royals now have 38 players remaining in camp.

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.