July 14, 2013 5:52 PM

KC designates J.C. Gutierrez for assignment

Veteran right-hander J.C. Gutierrez became the odd-man out Sunday in the Royals’ latest bullpen shuffle when he was designated for assignment before the series finale against Cleveland. The move came on his 30th birthday. “It makes it all the (harder),” manager Ned Yost said. “That’s the ‘fun’ part of the job.”

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