J.C. Gutierrez makes Royals bullpen

Updated: March 28, 2013, 4:24 PM ET
Associated Press

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- J.C. Gutierrez has earned the final spot in the Kansas City Royals' bullpen.

Kansas City optioned right-hander Louis Coleman to Triple-A Omaha and assigned Dan Wheeler to its minor league camp on Thursday.

Gutierrez had elbow ligament-replacement surgery in September 2011 and pitched only 20 2/3 innings last year in the minors. He had 24 saves for Arizona in 2009-10.

Wheeler, who has spent nine years in the majors with Tampa Bay, the Mets, Houston, Boston ...

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