The Royals announced Friday starting pitcher John Lamb was optioned to minor-league camp. They also reassigned starting pitcher Scott Alexander, pitcher Miguel Almonte, starting pitcher Christian Binford, pitcher Chris Dwyer, catcher Zane Evans, catcher Cam Gallagher and starting pitcher Sean Manaea to minor-league camp, per The Kansas City Star. Manaea and Almonte are among the team's top 10 prospects, according to Baseball America.
The Royals have sent three pitchers packing, including southpaw Justin Marks, who has been demoted to Triple-A Omaha. Righties Scott Alexander and Everett Teaford have been assigned to minor league camp. Teaford punched his ticket by giving up five earned runs on four hits and two walks in a loss to Cleveland on Thursday.