Sunday, March 26, 2006

Kansas City Rotation, Closers Chosen

The Royals' injured $430,000-a-year closer, Mike MacDougal, will need at least a month, perhaps six weeks before he returns to action, and will be spelled by $339,500 setup man Ambiorix Burgos. Meanwhile manager Buddy Bell has disclosed his starting rotation as follows: Scott Elarton, $4 million; Runelvys Hernandez, $1.2 million; Joe Mays, $1 million; Jeremy Affeldt, $1 million; and Denny Bautista, $335,000. Say good night, Buddy.