Nori Aoki (groin strain) goes to DL

Updated: June 21, 2014, 8:29 PM ET
Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Kansas City Royals put outfielder Nori Aoki on the 15-day disabled list Saturday with a left groin strain.

Aoki, who grounded out as a pinch hitter in the ninth inning Friday, is hitting .263 with 14 extra-base hits, in 68 games, while batting leadoff in 64 games.

The Royals purchased the contract of outfielder Justin Maxwell from Triple-A Omaha, where he was hitting .316 with five doubles, a triple, five home runs and 18 RBIs in 25 games.

Maxwell began the season with Kansas City, but was designated for assignment on May 15 with a .138 average. Maxwell started in right field Saturday against the Seattle Mariners. He went 1-for-3 with a single in a 2-1 Royals loss.

The Royals transferred left-handed pitcher Bruce Chen, who went on the disabled list May 2 with a bulging disk, to the 60-day disabled list to make space for Maxwell on the 40-man roster.


Copyright 2014 by The Associated Press

SPONSORED HEADLINES

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.


MORE MLB HEADLINES

MOST SENT STORIES ON ESPN.COM