Royals recalled OF David Lough from Triple-A Omaha.
Lough failed to earn an Opening Day roster spot despite batting .465 (20-for-43) in spring training. He's up now, though, after hitting .340/.393/.477 with three homers and five steals at Omaha. He'll back up at all three outfield spots.
Royals placed OF Jarrod Dyson on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 16, with a sprained right ankle.
It's unfortunate timing for Dyson, as he had been taking a significant chunk of at-bats away from Jeff Francoeur. It's not clear at this point how long he'll be out. David Lough has replaced Dyson on the roster.
Lorenzo Cain doubled twice, drove in three runs and stole a base in the Royals' 9-5 win over the Angels.
Cain's nice game tonight came from the sixth spot in the lineup. He might now get be asked to lead off against right-handers due to Jarrod Dyson's ankle injury. However, he's been quite the force hitting lower in the order; in 23 games batting fifth or sixth, he's both scored and driven in 18 runs.
Wade Davis gave up four runs and nine hits in 5 1/3 innings Wednesday in a win over the Angels.
Davis also walked three, so he really should have allowed more than just four runs. However, he was aided by double-play balls in both the fourth and fifth innings. Davis is now 3-3 with a 5.98 ERA. There doesn't seem to be much chance of him getting shifted to the pen this month, but it could happen in June if he doesn't begin to improve.
Billy Butler followed up Monday's 5-for-5 game by collecting a solo homer and an RBI double Tuesday against the Angels.
Of course, Butler is hot now, and he's capable of staying that way for a while. But there's also been a subtle change recently that's given him a little more fantasy value. Now that Jarrod Dyson is starting in center field, he can't well pinch-run for Butler in the late innings of games. Last year, Butler was driven in just 43 times all season, a ridiculously low total for a No. 3-No. 4 hitter. He'll never be a big asset in that category, but he will score a few more times this year if he's not run for so often.