Will Smith sent to Omaha

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals have optioned left-hander Will Smith to Triple-A Omaha to make room for Danny Duffy to start Wednesday’s game against the Minnesota Twins.

Smith is 1-1 with a 3.26 ERA in seven games. He struck out five in three perfect relief innings in Tuesday night’s 7-0 loss to Minnesota.

Duffy was making his first major league start since May 13, 2012, at Chicago. He left after facing only three batters due to an elbow injury and underwent Tommy John surgery in June.


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