David Lough of Green High was called up by the Kansas City Royals on Friday. The Royals played the Oakland A’s at the Oakland Coliseum on Friday night.
He was called up on Friday afternoon by the Royals after center fielder Jarrod Dyson was placed on the 15-day disabled list with an ankle sprain.
Lough was hitting .340 (52-for-153) for Omaha, the Royals’ Triple-A team. He had three home runs, three triples, six doubles, five stolen bases, and 17 runs batted-in 36 games for Omaha.
Lough hit .455 (20-for-44) during spring training with the Royals. Seven of his hits went for extra bases (six doubles, one triple) and he drove in five runs.
Lough hit .237 in 20 games with the Royals last September.
Westbrook undergoes treatment
St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Jake Westbrook has received another elbow treatment, the Associated Press has learned, likely pushing back his return.
The right-hander is on the 15-day disabled list with elbow inflammation and had been scheduled to throw Friday. He told the AP he had an injection to his elbow Friday.
Rookie John Gast is set to make his second start in place of Westbrook, 35, on Sunday against the Brewers. The Cardinals estimated Westbrook would miss two starts.
Around the leagues
The New York Yankees placed left-hander Andy Pettitte on the 15-day disabled list with a strained muscle in his upper back and recalled pitcher Vidal Nuno from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. … Atlanta Braves right fielder Jason Heyward was activated from the disabled list. He had his appendix was removed April 22. Right-hander Jordan Walden was placed on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation. …The Oakland Athletics say left-hander Brett Anderson was diagnosed with a stress fracture in his right foot that will require further rest and time on the disabled list. The A’s selected the contract of lefty non-roster invitee pitcher Hideki Okajima from Triple-A Sacramento and designated struggling right-handed reliever Chris Resop for assignment. … The Seattle Mariners optioned pitcher Hector Noesi, who made an emergency start Thursday, to Triple-A Tacoma and selected the contract of right-hander Danny Farquhar from Tacoma.