Royals Designate Lucas May For Assignment

The Royals designated catcher Lucas May for assignment, the team announced. In corresponding moves, the Royals placed Jason Kendall on the 15-day DL, selected the contract of Tim Collins and outrighted Gregor Blanco to Triple-A. Kansas City now has 39 players on its 40-man roster.

The Royals acquired May from the Dodgers with Elisaul Pimentel for Scott Podsednik last July and the backstop debuted with the Royals as a September callup. He seemed ready to become a big league backup, but the Royals acquired Matt Treanor this week and he will take May's place.

May hit .283/.349/.483 for three teams in the upper minors last year, adding 16 homers and 21 doubles. The 26-year-old has thrown out 28% of would-be base stealers in his minor league career. He is out of options.

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5 Comments on "Royals Designate Lucas May For Assignment"

4 years 5 months ago

So you have a young team going nowhere and you have Jason Kendall and Matt Treanor as your catchers. Pena will be gone as soon as Kendll comes off the DL. I would rather have Pena and May and see what they can do. If I was aRyals fan there would be days I would want to jump off a tall building.

4 years 5 months ago

You obviously weren’t around for the Allard Baird era.

4 years 5 months ago

I do jump off a building but unfortunately each time in my next life I come back as, you guessed it, a Royals fan.

4 years 5 months ago

The Rangers should take a look at him on a minor league contract. Having Taylor Teagarden as the reserve catcher in AAA is just dreadful.

4 years 5 months ago

dodgers get him back?