MINNEAPOLIS -- Left-handed reliever Tommy Hottovy will be the Royals' 26th man for Saturday's day-night doubleheader against the Twins.
Under the new Basic Agreement, teams are permitted to add an extra player for doubleheaders. Manager Ned Yost felt that a 13th pitcher probably would be of more use than a position player.
This will be the third time Hottovy has been called up from Triple-A Omaha, where he's 2-0 with seven saves and a 1.63 ERA in 21 games. The sidewheeler also has 38 strikeouts and only six walks in 27 2/3 innings.
Hottovy was picked for the Triple-A All-Star Game, which will be played July 11 at Buffalo.
"He won't miss the All-Star Game, he'll just be here a day," Yost said.