Rotation set with Ponson, Ramirez added

Sidney Ponson will pitch the first game at renovated Kauffman Stadium, manager Trey Hillman said on Wednesday in completing the Royals’ starting rotation.

Ponson and left-hander Horacio Ramirez will join Gil Meche, Zack Greinke and Kyle Davies in the rotation.

Ponson will start on April 10 against the New York Yankees in the Grand Re-Opening of the stadium. Ramirez will make his first start on April 12 against the Yankees.

The Royals also optioned pitcher Brian Bannister to Triple-A Omaha, asked unconditional release waivers on pitcher Joel Peralta and placed left-hander John Bale on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to March 27.

Earlier on Wednesday, they traded first baseman Ross Gload to the Florida Marlins for a player to be named.

–Dick Kaegel

1 Comment

you have got to be joking me. what is this some sorte of trivia question that (5) years from now nobody is going to get. i went leaps and bounds to get opening day tickets only to watch that jaugernaught of a team (yankees) hit ball into the fountain. are things that bad. shame on the royals. please people email the royals and let them know that this is wrong. we deserve better.

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