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Nick Lopez gets the call up

Jay Binkley
May 13, 2019 - 4:45 pm
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The Royals have called up Nicky Lopez from Omaha and he will be on the active roster on Tuesday against TexasNicky is the Royals #8 prospect

Nicky  was hitting .353/.457/.500 in AAA.

Press release from the Royals:                               

ROYALS WILL SELECT NICKY LOPEZ FROM OMAHA; OPTION JAKE NEWBERRY

 KANSAS CITY, Mo. (May 13, 2019) – The Kansas City Royals announced that they will select infielder Nicky Lopez from Omaha (AAA) prior to Tuesday’s game. Right-handed pitcher Jake Newberry was optioned to Triple-A following Sunday’s game.  A corresponding 40-man roster move will be announced on Tuesday.

Lopez, 24, was Kansas City’s fifth-round selection in the 2016 First-Year Player Draft. In 31 games with the Storm Chasers this season, he’s batting .353/.457/.500 (41-for-116) with six doubles, a triple, three homers, nine stolen bases and 27 runs scored. He ranks among the Pacific Coast League leaders in stolen bases (tied for 4th), on-base percentage (5th) and batting average (8th). Last season, he split the year between Northwest Arkansas (AA) and Omaha, batting .308/.382/.417 (155-for-504) between his two stops. He led all Royals minor league players in hits and walks (60) to earn the organization’s George Brett Hitter of the Year Award in 2018. 

 

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