The KC Royals announced this afternoon that they have sent utility man Christian Colon back to Triple-A Omaha and called up fellow infielder Dusty Coleman. Coleman was also added to the 40-man roster, which is now full.
CC has rarely played so far this season, with just 78 at-bats into July, though 15 of them came in the last week. He was hitting .244 with four RBIs. The Royals want him to play every day, which I figured, but they could have made this move about a month ago.
And now CC will have to go back to wearing his socks high.
While I’m sure Coleman is excited to be called up to the big leagues for the very first time, it has to be a little disappointing that he won’t be able to represent the US in the Pan-Am Games next week.
Added to the excitement is that he is a Wichita State alum.
Coleman was hitting .280 in 150 at-bats with the Storm Chasers after starting the 2015 season with Double-A NW Arkansas (his first year in the Royals organization). He had eight doubles, one triple, and five home runs with Omaha. He also scored 17 and drove in 17.
Coleman does strike out: 59 times in 244 minor league at-bats in 2015. He walked just 22 times.
This move is a bit of a head scratcher, swapping one infielder for another. It is especially confusing considering they brought up one with ZERO big league experience and one that isn’t as versatile as CC.