The Kansas City Royals announced that they have recalled right-handed pitcher Brian Bannister from Omaha and placed right-handed pitcher Doug Waechter on the 15-day D.L. with a lateral strain in his right elbow. Bannister is scheduled to make the start for the Royals tomorrow night in Cleveland against the Indians.
Bannister, 28, was 0-1 with a 3.46 ERA in three starts for Omaha. He recorded 7.0 shutout innings on April 14 at Round Rock and followed that up with 2.0 perfect innings Sunday at home against Albuquerque.