The Kansas City Royals purchased the contract of top pitching prospect Jake Odorizzi from Triple-A Omaha on Sunday and will start him next weekend against the Cleveland Indians.
Odorizzi, a 2008 first-round pick by Milwaukee who was acquired in the 2010 trade for Zack Greinke, was a combined 15-5 with a 3.03 ERA, striking out 135 and walking 50 in 145.1 innings with Omaha and Double-A Northwest Arkansas. The 22-year-old right-hander, went 11-3 with a 2.93 ERA with the Storm Chasers after a May promotion.
The Royals also recalled catcher Adam Moore, infielder Irving Falu, left-hander Tommy Hottovy and right-hander Nate Adcock from Omaha, which was eliminated from the Pacific Coast League championship series Saturday night at Werner Park.
All but Moore, who was claimed on waivers July 7th from Seattle, and Odorizzi appeared in games this season with Kansas City.