Royals recall Sparkman; Lively optioned

May 6th, 2019

The Royals recalled right-hander from Triple-A Omaha on Monday and optioned right-hander to Triple-A.

Lively appeared in one game for the Royals this season, a relief appearance on April 28.

Meanwhile, Sparkman returns to the Royals five days after pitching seven shutout innings against the Rays in a game Kansas City won, 8-2.

Sparkman, 26, pitched in 15 games for the Royals last season, and has 21 career appearances over parts of three seasons.

He was a 20th-round 2013 Draft pick out of Wharton (Texas) Junior College.