The Kansas City Royals have claimed right-hander Guillermo Moscoso off waivers from the Colorado Rockies and catcher Brett Hayes from the Miami Marlins, reports Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star.
#Royals claim RHP Guillermo Moscoso from Rockies, C Brett Hayes from Marlins. Lose RHP Blake Wood on waivers to Indians.— Bob Dutton (@Royals_Report) November 2, 2012
#Royals also DFA LHP Tommy Hottovy, OF Jason Bourgeois and RHP Jeremy Jeffress. Roster at 40.— Bob Dutton (@Royals_Report) November 2, 2012
To make room on their roster for Moscoso and Hayes the Royals designated right-hander Jeremy Jeffress and outfielder Jason Bourgeois for assignment.
Moscoso appeared in 23 games, including three starts, for the Rockies last season. The 28-year-old maintained an ERA of 4.16 over 57 major league appearances, including 24 starts.
Hayes, 28, hit .202/.229/.254 with six doubles over 114 at-bats for the Marlins last season. He’s hit .217/.266/.361 over four years and 332 at-bats at the major league level.
Bourgeois hit .258/.303/.323 with two doubles, one triple and five stolen bases in nine attempts this season for the Royals. The 30-year-old owns a line of .261/.306/.324 over five major league seasons.
Jeffress, 25, allowed 14 runs over 13 1/3 innings in 2012. He’s posted an ERA of 4.89 over three seasons in the majors.