Royals finalize opening day roster

The Kansas City Royals announced today that they have finalized their 25-man roster for Sunday’s Opening Night contest against the New York Mets at Kauffman Stadium.

The Royals have selected the contract of right-handed pitcher Chien-Ming Wang, adding him to the 25-man Major League roster.  To make room, the club has placed left-handed pitcher Tim Collins on the 60-day disabled list, with a left ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) injury.  The Royals have also placed outfielder Jarrod Dyson on the 15-day D.L., with a right oblique strain.  Dyson’s D.L. placement is retroactive to March 25. 

The club has re-assigned pitchers David Huff and John Lannan as well as infielders Cody Decker and Whit Merrifield to minor league camp.

The Royals currently have 40 players on their 40-man roster, with left-handed pitchers Mike Minor, Jason Vargas and Collins on the 60-day disabled list.