August 28, 2014 3:25 PM

Royals claim utility infielder Jayson Nix, activate Scott Downs from disabled list

The Royals continue to stockpile assets as the playoffs approach, claiming utility infielder Jayson Nix, who can play second base, third base and shortstop, off waivers from Pittsburgh. Pitcher Liam Hendriks, who did well in a spot start Wednesday against the Minnesota Twins was sent to Class AA Northwest Arkansas to make room for Scott Downs.

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