BOSTON -- The Kansas City Royals placed right-hander Gil Meche on the 15-day disabled list and recalled right-hander Victor Marte from Triple-A Omaha before Saturday's game against the Boston Red Sox.
Meche, 0-4 with a 6.66 ERA, was sidelined with shoulder bursitis. It's his second trip to the DL with the same injury.
Marte, who was up earlier in the season and appeared in one game for the Royals, was 3-1 with a 3.46 ERA and two saves in 14 relief appearances for Omaha.
Meche, signed to a five-year, $55 million contract before the 2007 season, had a combined 34 starts in '07 and '08, going 23-24. But in 2009 he had shoulder and back problems.