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• Royals center fielder Jarrod Dyson made a terrific catch of Yoenis Cespedes' drive against the center-field wall in the A's second inning on Friday night, but it came at a price.

Dyson displayed two red welts on his right arm caused by ramming into the fence that covers the electronic message board in center field.

"But I'm good," Dyson said after the 6-3 loss. "I'm scarred up a little bit from that chain-link fence. It got me pretty good."

• Royals left-hander Francisley Bueno, who was designated for assignment on June 25, accepted an outright assignment with Triple-A Omaha on Friday.

Bueno is 1-2 through 23 games with one start and a 3.40 ERA for the Storm Chasers this season.

• With the Oakland A's in for a three-game series, the Royals will take the opportunity to salute the Kansas City A's.

On Saturday, the first 10,00 fans will receive a Charlie O T-shirt in honor of the team's former mascot and fans will have an opportunity to take pictures with a Missouri mule, which will be outfitted with Charlie O's original blanket. The Royals will also recognize former Kansas City A's players in a pregame ceremony.

Dick Kaegel is a reporter for Kathleen Gier is an associate reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.