Righty reliever McCarthy optioned to Omaha

July 27th, 2017

The Royals optioned right-handed reliever to Triple-A Omaha on Thursday. A corresponding roster move will be announced on Friday.

McCarthy posted a 2.14 ERA in 21 innings while with the Royals, but those solid numbers might have been built on a precarious foundation, considering he only struck out eight batters (9.2 percent strikeout rate).

Before his callup in late May, McCarthy had a 2.33 ERA and 15 strikeouts in 27 innings at Omaha.

The Royals also announced that outfielder and infielder will have their rehab assignments prolonged due to injury setbacks.