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Arguelles clears waivers, outrighted to Omaha

KANSAS CITY -- Left-handed pitcher Noel Arguelles cleared waivers and was assigned outright to Triple-A Omaha, the Royals announced on Wednesday.

Arguelles, a Cuban defector who signed for $6.9 million on Jan. 5, 2010, has battled various injuries while in the Royals' system. Hampered by a sore groin this year, he pitched primarily for Double-A Northwest Arkansas and went 1-8 with a 5.93 ERA in 25 games (11 starts).

KANSAS CITY -- Left-handed pitcher Noel Arguelles cleared waivers and was assigned outright to Triple-A Omaha, the Royals announced on Wednesday.

Arguelles, a Cuban defector who signed for $6.9 million on Jan. 5, 2010, has battled various injuries while in the Royals' system. Hampered by a sore groin this year, he pitched primarily for Double-A Northwest Arkansas and went 1-8 with a 5.93 ERA in 25 games (11 starts).

Pitching for Peoria in the Arizona Fall League, he gave up 12 runs on 12 hits and 15 walks in 12 1/3 innings in nine games.

The Royals also officially released infielder Irving Falu from the roster. Both Arguelles and Falu were designated for assignment on Nov. 20.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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