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June 10, 2009 2:15 PM

Breaking: Disco Hayes to Omaha!

According to KCSP's Greg Schaum, the Royals have promoted reliever Chris 'Disco' Hayes to AAA Omaha. Hayes will join the O-Royals as they embark on their annual 2+ week road trip during the College World Series.

Hayes, 26, was off to a dominating start in his second season at AA Northwest Arkansas, posting a 0.98 ERA in 18 relief appearances, and has walked only six batters all season. He did not allow a single earned run in the month of May.

Hayes will hopefully alleviate some of the frustrating results the Omaha bullpen has created in this past month. The team certainly needs a boost - they've won just seven of their last 30 games, and many of those losses were attributed to the bullpen.

As I look over the Omaha roster right now, it does not appear the team has made a corresponding move to make room for Hayes. My guess would be the release of Tim Hamulack, who has not had a very good season so far.   

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