The Kansas City Royals announced today that they have selected left-handed pitchers Daniel Tillo and Angel Zerpa, catcher Sebastian Rivero and outfielder Khalil Lee to the 40-man roster, ahead of tonight’s reserve list deadline. In corresponding moves, the Royals have designated right-handed pitcher Glenn Sparkman and left-handed pitcher Gabe Speier for assignment, while right-handed pitcher Chance Adams was sent outright to Triple-A.
Lee, 22, was an invite to Major League Spring Training in 2020. He was named the George Brett Minor League Hitter of the Year and Northwest Arkansas (AA) Player of the Year in 2019, after leading the Texas League in walks (65) and steals (53). The left-handed hitter spent last season at the Royals alternate training site. He was originally selected in the third round of the 2016 First-Year Player Draft.