Newberry was recalled from Triple-A Omaha on Tuesday. Newberry owns a 4.50 ERA in 16 innings for the Royals this season, combining a strong 4.5 percent walk rate with an unimpressive 19.4 percent strikeout rate. He'll take the bullpen spot previously occupied by Scott Barlow, who was optioned in a corresponding move.
The Royals optioned Newberry to Triple-A Omaha on Thursday. As expected, Newberry's stay with the big club lasted only one day while he served as the Royals' 26th man in Wednesday's doubleheader with the Cardinals. Newberry didn't appear in relief in either of those contests.
The Royals recalled Newberry from Triple-A Omaha on Wednesday, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports. He'll serve as the 26th man for Wednesday's doubleheader with the Cardinals but won't be available until the nightcap. Over 25 career appearances in the big leagues, Newberry owns a 4.60 ERA and 1.43 WHIP.
Newberry was optioned to Triple-A Omaha on Monday. Nicky Lopez, one of the team's top prospects, will take Newberry's spot on the roster. The 24-year-old Newberry made 11 appearances during his time with the big club, compiling a 4.50 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 13:3 K:BB in 16 innings during that stretch. He'll remain one of the top options to return to Kansas City when a fresh bullpen arm is needed.