ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Kansas City Royals right-hander Sidney Ponson has been designated for assignment.
Royals manager Trey Hillman made the announcement before Sunday's game against Tampa Bay. Ponson went 1-7 with a 7.36 ERA in 14 games, including nine starts, this season.
Kansas City plans to bring up right-hander Kyle Davies from AAA Omaha to start Wednesday's game with Seattle.
The Royals have offered Ponson the opportunity to pitch in their minor league system.
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