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Mitch Maier (prior to promotion)
By Craig Weddle
This really wasn't a bad game. RC missed the first five innings, but we did see the Royals claw back to tie the game at 8-8 in the middle innings. RC Official Scapegoat Jose Lima posted a familiar line:
As reported on 810 WHB, the Royals have indeed placed Mike Sweeney on the 15-day DL and promoted Justin Huber. Jimmy Gobble has also been summoned from Omaha, presumably to replace Ambiorix Burgos on the roster, who left yesterday's game with shoulder pain.
RC has learned that the rumors circulating in Kansas City over the weekend about Justin Huber being in town were indeed true. According to a source in KC, RC Official Legend George Brett on his radio show this morning confirmed that Huber was up with the big club over the weekend to participate in batting practice and fielding drills. Apparently the Royals were concerned that Huber was pressing, and they wanted to give him a short taste of the big leagues to help him relax.
I'll get to today's game in a moment, but first, there's a rumor floating around KC that RC #3 Royals prospect Justin Huber is actually in Kansas City right now. Huber wasn't in Wichita's lineup yesterday or today, and there has been no mention of injury spoken anywhere. His absence coincides with a report today that Mike Sweeney may be headed to the Disabled List, so Huber's presence in KC would seem to make sense. So would the Royals' silence on the matter, as they did precisely the same thing with J.P. Howell, who was actually with the team in San Francisco two days before his first start in Arizona.