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Royals call up RHP Jake Odorizzi, 22

Updated: September 16, 2012, 1:40 PM ET
Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Kansas City Royals purchased the contract of top pitching prospect Jake Odorizzi from Triple-A Omaha on Sunday and will start him next weekend against the Cleveland Indians.

Odorizzi, a 2008 first-round pick by Milwaukee who was acquired in the 2010 trade for Zack Greinke, was a combined 15-5 with a 3.03 ERA, striking out 135 and walking 50 in 145 1/3 innings with Omaha and Double-A Northwest Arkansas. The 22-year-old right-hander, went 11-3 with a 2.93 ERA with ...

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