Royals put Kennedy on IL, recall Adams, reinstate and option Heath

As expected, the Kansas City Royals have placed reliever Ian Kennedy on the 10-day injured list, the team announced Monday.

Kennedy had to leave the team’s win Saturday over the White Sox in the ninth inning after fielding a ground ball. He is dealing with a left calf strain.

The right-hander is 0-2 with a 9.00 ERA and 15 strikeouts in 15 games spread over 14 innings.

In other moves, the Royals recalled right-hander Chance Adams from the team’s alternate training site and optioned outfielder Nick Heath after reinstating him from the IL (left hamstring strain).