Falu hoping for action second time around

Falu hoping for action second time around

KANSAS CITY -- Infielder Irving Falu is getting a second chance with the Royals and this time he's hoping to make an impact.

He was recalled from Triple-A Omaha back on Aug. 11, but was optioned back one day later without seeing the field. This time, he got the call before Wednesday night's game against the Indians.

"When you get called up, you are always happy," Falu said. "Hopefully, I get to stay here and help the team win."

Through 135 games with Omaha this season, Falu batted .256 and had 20 stolen bases. He appeared in 24 games for the Royals last season with a .341 average.

"He's a valuable guy," Royals manager Ned Yost said. "Like [Pedro] Ciriaco, he can play multiple positions, run, serve as a bat off the bench if we need him."

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