Royals option Gordon, recall Aviles

Updated: May 2, 2010, 6:46 PM ET
Associated Press

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Kansas City Royals have optioned third baseman Alex Gordon to Triple-A Omaha and recalled infielder Mike Aviles from the Pacific Coast League club.

The moves were announced after Kansas City lost 1-0 to Tampa Bay on Sunday.

Gordon, taken by the Royals second overall in the 2005 amateur draft, hit .194 with one homer and one RBI is 12 games. Alberto Callaspo moved from second base to third when infielder Chris Getz was reinstated from the 15-day disabled list on Friday.

Aviles was the Royals' starting shortstop last season, but had right elbow surgery in June.


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