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Kansas City Royals: The Royals optioned shortstop Angel Berroa, the 2003 American League Rookie of the Year, to Triple-A Omaha on Saturday.
The demotion came one day after the Royals acquired Tony Pena Jr. in a trade with the Atlanta Braves. Manager Buddy Bell said Pena would be his starting shortstop.
Berroa, 29, has struggled since his rookie season and showed little sign of improvement in spring training this year.
"It's not something he was happy ...
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SPRING TRAINING NEWS
Follow the day's news from spring training in the Grapefruit and Cactus leagues as we begin the countdown toward Opening Day on Sunday (Mets at world champion Cardinals, 8 p.m. ET, ESPN2):
• Colon, Weaver, Figgins on DL
• Pirates send Sanchez to the DL
• Rogers has clot removed, will miss first half
• Sabathia throws, says he's ready for opener
• Pavano to start Opening Day for Yankeees
• A's put Dan Johnson on DL with hip injury
• Walker signs minor league deal with A's
• Grapefruit: Towers wins spot in Jays' rotation
• Cactus: Big Unit to start season on DL