KANSAS CITY -- The Royals made several roster moves prior to Sunday's game against the Astros, starting with the expected one, placing outfielder Jorge Soler on the 10-day disabled list because of a broken metatarsal bone in his left foot which will sideline him at least six weeks.The club also
KANSAS CITY -- The Royals made several roster moves prior to Sunday's game against the Astros, starting with the expected one, placing outfielder Jorge Soler on the 10-day disabled list because of a broken metatarsal bone in his left foot which will sideline him at least six weeks.
The club also selected the contract of right-hander Wily Peralta from Triple-A Omaha, and recalled outfielder Rosell Herrera and infielder Raul Mondesi from Omaha as well. To make room, the Royals optioned infielder Ramon Torres and right-hander Scott Barlow to Omaha.
"We wanted Barlow back throwing, and Torres back playing regularly," manager Ned Yost said. "Simple. Our whole goal was to get [reliever Brandon Maurer] and Peralta throwing well again, and that has been the case. We wanted Mondesi to be playing healthy again, and that has happened.
"Just wanted to get some younger kids up here, the guys we're going forward with."
The Royals claimed Herrera off waivers recently from the Reds. A 25-year-old switch-hitter, Herrera hit .278 at Omaha in 10 games with three doubles, two triples and a home run.
"He can play multiple positions," Yost said. "Plays all three outfield spots and third base. Going to be interesting to see him play."
Mondesi, 22, battled a hamstring injury in Spring Training and has played in 29 games at Omaha, hitting .250 with eight doubles, three triples and five home runs. He was 10-for-10 in stolen bases there.
Mondesi hit .181 in 72 games with the Royals the past two seasons entering Sunday's series finale at Kauffman Stadium.
"Gonna work him in easily," Yost said. "Play him 3-4 times a week. Get him into the flow and the mix. He's never had success up here, so we'll just pace him. Let him get his feet on the ground. Just ease into it."
Peralta, 29, was signed as a free agent from the Brewers in the offseason, but he struggled in Spring Training and was designated for assignment. He was re-signed and had a 4.37 ERA at Omaha in 18 games.
Jeffrey Flanagan has covered the Royals since 1991, and for MLB.com since 2015. Follow him on Twitter @FlannyMLB.