The Kansas City Royals selected the contract of former area high school star Tommy Hottovy from Triple-A Omaha today and optioned right-handed pitcher Jeremy Jeffress to Omaha.

The Kansas City Royals selected the contract of former area high school star Tommy Hottovy from Triple-A Omaha today and optioned right-handed pitcher Jeremy Jeffress to Omaha.


With the call-up of Hottovy, a left-handed pitcher who is expected to be in uniform tonight in Cleveland, the Royals have filled out their 40-man roster.


Hottovy, a former Park Hill South High School and Wichita State standout, was 1-0 with a 2.70 ERA in seven relief appearances with the Storm Chasers. The 6-foot-1, 205-pounder had allowed three earned runs on eight hits in 10 innings, walking five and striking out 17.


Hottovy made his major league debut for the Boston Red Sox last season, allowing three runs in four innings in eight relief appearances.


In addition, the club returned outfielder Lorenzo Cain from his rehab assignment with Double-A Northwest Arkansas. Cain remains on the 15-day disabled list.


Jeffress combined to toss 1 scoreless inning over two relief appearances for the Royals, allowing four hits and walking two.


Cain, who has been on the DL since April 13 with a left groin strain, made three rehab starts for Northwest Arkansas and was 1-for-9 at the plate. He exited last night’s game and is currently being re-evaluated by the Royals’ medical staff in Kansas City.