Kansas City Royals pitcher Brian Bannister was placed on the 15-day disabled list with right rotator cuff tendinitis after Tuesday night’s 2-1 win over the Indians.
His roster spot will be taken by outfielder Jai Miller, who is being called up from Triple-A Omaha. A right-handed batter, Miller has 18 home runs, 57 RBIs and a .252 average. He was claimed off waivers from Oakland on April 26.
Bannister was in the bullpen trying to work on some mechanics so he could return to the rotation. He last pitched on the 2nd in a start. His record in 22 starts is 7-11 with a 5.95 ERA.