Royals reinstate Soria and Pena Jr. from DL

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - The Kansas City Royals reinstated closer Joakim Soria and shortstop Tony Pena Jr. from the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday.

Soria had been out since May 8 with a right rotator cuff strain. Pena went on the DL May 2 with a broken left hand.

Also, Sidney Ponson was placed on the 15-day disabled list due to a right elbow strain. The right-hander will rest the elbow for a few days before possibly beginning a throwing program.

The Royals put outfielder Coco Crisp on the bereavement list on Monday following the death of his great grandmother. He is expected to rejoin the team on Thursday.

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