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Louis Coleman returns to bullpen as Royals demote Donnie Joseph
06/17/2014 3:24 PM
A day after allowing a six-run outburst, Royals rookie Donnie Joseph is headed back to the minors. The Royals recalled right-handed reliever Louis Coleman on Tuesday afternoon and optioned Joseph to Class AAA Omaha.
This will be Coleman’s second crack in the majors this season. He was disastrous during a17-game stint earlier this year, posting a 6.27 ERA and walking 5.3 batters per nine innings.
The Royals demoted him on June. Manager Ned Yost stressed Coleman needed to refine his command, as the club considered him a useful piece for this summer.
In five appearances for Omaha, Coleman struck out 10 and walked just one batter.