The Kansas City Royals released left-handed pitcher George Sherrill and outfielder Xavier Nady from their minor league contracts late Monday night.

The Kansas City Royals released left-handed pitcher George Sherrill and outfielder Xavier Nady from their minor league contracts late Monday night.

In addition, the Royals optioned outfielder David Lough to Triple-A Omaha.

Following the moves, the Royals have 34 active players in major league camp, not counting right-handed pitcher Felipe Paulino, who is currently on the 60-day disabled list.