Fillmyer cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Omaha on Wednesday. Fillmyer made three starts and nine relief appearances for the Royals last season but didn't have much success. His 8.06 ERA brought his career big-league ERA up to 5.07 in 104.2 total innings.
The Royals designated Fillmyer for assignment Wednesday. Fillmyer was cast off the 40-man roster to make room for outfielder Alex Gordon, who re-signed with Kansas City on a one-year, $4 million contract. The 25-year-old righty worked as a swingman for the Royals last season, making 12 appearances (three starts) for the big club and accruing an 8.06 ERA, 1.79 WHIP and 15:12 K:BB in 22.1 innings.
Fillmyer was recalled from Triple-A Omaha on Sunday. Fillmyer spent the early portions of the season bouncing between Triple-A Omaha and the majors. However, he was sidelined from late May to the middle of July with a shoulder injury. Healthy again, Fillmyer will likely close the season as bullpen depth for the big-league club.
Fillmyer (shoulder) was activated off the minor-league injured list Friday, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports. Fillmyer had been dealing with a shoulder injury since late May. He's allowed 15 runs in 15 major-league innings this season and owns a 5.12 ERA in 32.1 frames for Triple-A Omaha.
Fillmyer (shoulder) is throwing live batting practice at extended spring training, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports. Fillymer was placed on the 7-day injured list at the end of May after suffering a right shoulder injury, and he's making solid progress toward a return. However, the Royals have yet to disclose a timetable for his return.
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