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Royals designate Jason Frasor for assignment

Kansas City may be parting ways with a member of their stellar bullpen.

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Despite a 1.54 ERA, the Royals have reportedly DFA'd Jason Frasor, despite a stellar 1.54 ERA.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Royals?src=hash">#Royals</a> have recalled OF Paulo Orlando from Triple-A and designated RHP Jason Frasor for assignment.</p>&mdash; Royals (@Royals) <a href="https://twitter.com/Royals/status/618160011852689409">July 6, 2015</a></blockquote>

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This move comes as somewhat of a shock, as there were seemingly no indications that Frasor was on the hot seat. His peripherals haven't been good, and perhaps this is Dayton Moore trying to get ahead of Frasor's probable regression.

The Royals now have 10 days to complete a trade with another team before having to place him on waivers. However it's unlikely that he'll make it that far.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Royals?src=hash">#Royals</a> designate Jason Frasor for assignment despite 1.54 ERA this season. He will draw significant trade interest.</p>&mdash; Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) <a href="https://twitter.com/ChrisCotillo/status/618162723998826496">July 6, 2015</a></blockquote>

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With relievers becoming a hot commodity, and Frasor's incredibly affordable salary commitments, (less than $1 million left remaining in 2015 and $2 million for 2016), the Royals will undoubtedly be able to work out a trade for him. The Twins aggresively pursued him this past offseason, and are a strong candidate to do so again. The Tigers, Red Sox, and Rays could all need bullpen help, and are possible landing spots.