Royals option Hernandez to AAA

DETROIT (AP) - The Kansas City Royals have designated infielder Luis Hernandez for assignment to make room for Ryan Freel.

The Royals acquired Freel from the Chicago Cubs on Monday in exchange for cash and a player to be named. Freel got the start in center field Tuesday night against the Detroit Tigers and was batting ninth.

Hernandez hit .204 with no homers and two RBIs in 22 games.

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