The Royals designated infielder Ryan Jackson for assignment earlier this week, the team announced. The transaction frees up a 40-man roster spot for Edinson Volquez, whose two-year, $20MM contract with Kansas City became official on Monday.
It’s been a busy offseason for Jackson, who has gone from the Padres to the Dodgers to the Royals in less than two months. He also changed addresses multiple teams last winter, when the Astros selected him off waivers from the Cardinals in November 2013 and then traded him to San Diego a month later. Jackson, 26, made 25 plate appearances for St. Louis in 2012-13 and he has a .268/.338/.363 career slash line over 2459 minor league PA.