ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Kansas City Royals right-hander Sidney Ponson was designated for assignment, and the team plans to bring up right-hander Kyle Davis from Triple-A Omaha.

Royals manager Trey Hillman made the announcement before Sunday’s game against Tampa Bay. Ponson went 1-7 with a 7.36 ERA in 14 games, including nine starts, this season.

“He did everything that we asked him to do,” Hillman said. “Honestly, I still like his stuff, I really do. It’s a matter of location.”

Davies will start Wednesday’s game with Seattle.

The Royals have offered Ponson the opportunity to pitch at Triple-A if he clears waivers.

“It will be entirely up to him,” Hillman said.

Also, reliever Kyle Farnsworth threw a 22-pitch bullpen session. The right-hander, out since June 25 with a right groin strain, will likely have one more mound session before pitching in a minor league game.

Outfielder Mark Teahen, taken out of Saturday’s game because of lower back tightness, was not in Sunday’s starting lineup. He is day to day.


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