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Royals recall Colon; select McCarthy, Nava; designate Fuentes, Tepesch

The Kansas City Royals announced today that they have recalled infielder Christian Colon from Omaha (AAA) and selected the contracts of outfielder Daniel Nava and right-handed pitcher Kevin McCarthy from the Storm Chasers. All three players will be in uniform (Nava - #12; McCarthy - #61) for tonight's game against the Minnesota Twins. To make room on their Major League reserve list, outfielder Rey Fuentes and right-handed pitcher Nick Tepesch have been designated for assignment.

Colon, 27, was optioned on August 31 and has played in a career-high 47 games with the Royals this season. He's batting .228 with five doubles and 10 RBI this season; while in 19 games at Omaha, he hit .273 with five doubles, a homer and scored nine runs.

The Kansas City Royals announced today that they have recalled infielder Christian Colon from Omaha (AAA) and selected the contracts of outfielder Daniel Nava and right-handed pitcher Kevin McCarthy from the Storm Chasers. All three players will be in uniform (Nava - #12; McCarthy - #61) for tonight's game against the Minnesota Twins. To make room on their Major League reserve list, outfielder Rey Fuentes and right-handed pitcher Nick Tepesch have been designated for assignment.

Colon, 27, was optioned on August 31 and has played in a career-high 47 games with the Royals this season. He's batting .228 with five doubles and 10 RBI this season; while in 19 games at Omaha, he hit .273 with five doubles, a homer and scored nine runs.

Nava, 33, was acquired from the Los Angeles Angels on August 29 after batting .235 with five doubles, a homer and 13 RBI in 45 games at the Major League level. In his two Triple-A stops, Nava hit .320 and recorded seven doubles, a homer, 13 RBI and a .397 on-base percentage.

McCarthy, 24, is on a Major League roster for the first time in his career. The Royals' 16th-round draft pick in 2013 pitched at both Omaha and Northwest Arkansas (AA) this season, posting a combined record of 5-6 with a 3.04 ERA and holding the opposition to a .219 batting average in 47 relief appearances. He collected 16 saves in 22 opportunities, including 11-for-14 with the Naturals.

The Royals have 33 players on their Active Roster and 40 on the Reserve List.

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