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Posted: Sunday September 16, 2012 2:20PM ; Updated: Sunday September 16, 2012 2:20PM

Royals bring up RHP Jake Odorizzi from Triple-A

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Jake Odorizzi is a 2008 first-round pick by Milwaukee who was acquired in the 2010 trade for Zack Greinke
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Kansas City Royals purchased the contract of top pitching prospect Jake Odorizzi from Triple-A Omaha on Sunday and will start him next weekend against the Cleveland Indians.

Odorizzi, a 2008 first-round pick by Milwaukee who was acquired in the 2010 trade for Zack Greinke, was a combined 15-5 with a 3.03 ERA, striking out 135 and walking 50 in 145 1-3 innings with Omaha and Double-A Northwest Arkansas. The 22-year-old right-hander, went 11-3 with a 2.93 ERA with Omaha after a May promotion.

The Royals also recalled catcher Adam Moore, infielder Irving Falu, left-hander Tommy Hottovy and right-hander Nate Adcock from Omaha, which was eliminated from the Pacific Coast League championship series on Saturday. All but Moore, who was claimed on waivers July 7 from Seattle, and Odorizzi appeared in games this season with Kansas City.

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