The Kansas City Royals have made several changes to the Bees’ roster in the last couple days. Our parent club promoted two players to high-A Wilmington, re-assigned two to short-season Idaho, and brought three new faces to the Bees.
Promoted to the high-A Wilmington Blue Rocks:
Infielder Chris McConnell, who went 7-for-17 in his last five games with the Bees to raise his average to .231. McConnell tied for the team’s lead in doubles (12) and stole 14 bases in 16 attempts.
Utility man Jeremy Jirschele, who leaves with a .250 batting average, two home runs and seven RBI in 23 games.
Re-assigned to the short-season Idaho Falls Chukars:
Outfielders O.D. Gonzalez and Alvi Morel
Joining the Bees:
Felix Peralta, who played in 13 games with Burlington at the end of last season. The outfielder played 18 games for Wilmington this season.
Outfielder Jamar Walton, who comes from extended spring training after the Royals recently signed him as a minor league free agent. A native of Virginia, Walton was drafted by the Marlins in the fourth round of the 2004 draft out of high school.
Jesus Soto, a switch-hitting infielder signed by the Royals after being released by the Los Angeles Dodgers organization. Soto spent most of the 2006 season with Ogden in the Pioneer League, batting .309 with seven home runs and 38 RBI.