The rights to Royals left-hander Everett Teaford were sold to the LG Twins of the Korean Baseball Organization after it became clear he was not going to make the team out of spring training. Terms of the sale Sunday were not disclosed.
The 29-year-old Teaford was 4-6 with a 3.49 ERA in 31 appearances at Triple-A Omaha last season. He made one appearance at the major league level and is 3-5 with a 4.25 ERA in 45 major league outings with Kansas City.
The Royals have plenty of pitching in the bullpen and Teaford appeared to be one of the odd men out. He was assigned to minor league camp on March 14th.
The Royals placed right-handers Louis Coleman and Luke Hochevar on the disabled list as part of a series of moves that set their roster for Monday's season opener in Detroit.
The Royals also returned infielder Jason Donald to minor league camp, which means that second baseman Omar Infante appears ready to start the season, and released catcher Ramon Hernandez from his minor league contract.
The moves leave Kansas City with 39 players on its 40-man roster and that the club will open the season with 11 pitchers on the 25-man roster rather than the 12 that was anticipated.