Royals release Elarton after disastrous start vs. Yankees

Updated: July 25, 2007, 9:34 PM ET
Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Kansas City Royals released struggling right-hander Scott Elarton on Wednesday, one day after bringing him off the disabled list for a disastrous start against the New York Yankees.

Elarton, the Royals' Opening Day starter in 2006, has never regained his form since shoulder surgery sidelined him for the final 71 games of last season and the first 36 games this year.

"There's no doubt in my mind that Scotty will hook up with somebody, and we'll ...

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