Royals put Chien-Ming Wang on DL, bolster bullpen with moves

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Royals placed right-hander Chien-Ming Wang on the disabled list with biceps tendinitis and made a series of roster moves to shore up their taxed bullpen before Wednesday night's game against the Yankees.

Kansas City recalled left-hander Scott Alexander and right-hander Brooks Pounders from Triple-A Omaha and optioned infielder Christian Colon to the same club.

Colon is likely to return when rosters are allowed to expand Thursday.

The Royals used five relievers in their rain-delayed, extra-inning loss to New York on Tuesday night. Wang tossed two scoreless innings in the game.

Alexander is joining the Royals for the second time this season and threw a scoreless inning against the Yankees in his big league debut. Pounders is joining the club for the third time this season.