Royals place Kennedy on D.L., recall Almonte from Northwest Arkansas

The Kansas City Royals announced today that they have placed right-handed pitcher Ian Kennedy on the 10-day disabled list with a right hamstring strain. To take Kennedy's place on the roster, the club has recalled right-handed pitcher Miguel Almonte from Northwest Arkansas (AA). 

Almonte, 24, has made four starts (five appearances) for the Naturals this season, going 1-0 with a 1.85 ERA and 29 strikeouts in 24.1 innings. He has also held opposing hitters to a .186 batting average and has a WHIP of just 0.86. Almonte's most recent work was on Monday (May 1) in Tulsa, winning a 7-6 decision by working 6.0 innings allowing four hits and four runs (three earned) with a walk and nine strikeouts.