The Royals made a couple of roster moves on Wednesday. They decided to keep someone invited to spring training and is letting go of a pitcher who never found success at the major league level. Cartier Diarra decided to leave Kansas State.
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– The Royals selected the contract of RHP Trevor Rosenthal. The Royals had to put him on the roster by today or he could opt-out of his contract. Rosenthal has had a terrific spring. MLB is in discussions with the MLBPA regarding issues like these being delayed but the Royals went ahead and made the decision with Rosenthal. Greg Holland can opt-out of his contract tomorrow if he is not on the roster and an agreement has not been worked out to delay the decision.
– The Royals designated LHP Eric Skoglund for assignment. Skoglund spent parts of three seasons with the Royals major league team. He never had extended success at the major league level. Skoglund had a 6.61 ERA in 27 games, 22 of which were starts.
– G Cartier Diarra entered his name into the transfer portal. He is going to attempt to go pro but if that doesn’t work out he will transfer to another school. ESPN analyst Fran Fraschilla said during the season that Diarra had his eyes on turning professional and wasn’t all that interested in playing for Kansas State this season.
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