The Kansas City Royals brought up top prospect Nicky Lopez to the major leagues for the first time on Tuesday and put the second baseman into the starting lineup at home against the Texas Rangers. Lopez, who was batting second for the Royals on Tuesday, was hitting .353 with three home runs, 19 RBIs and just five strikeouts in 138 plate appearances at Triple-A Omaha. Lopez, 24, was a fifth-round draft pick in 2016 out of Creighton University in Omaha.
To make room on the 40-man roster, the Royals designated for assignment infielder Frach Schwindel. To make room on the active roster, right-hander Jake Newberry was optioned to Omaha. --Field Level Media
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