SURPRISE, Ariz. -- The Kansas City Royals have plucked left-handed pitcher Patrick Schuster off waivers from the San Diego Padres.
The Royals also sent catcher Adam Moore to the Padres on Tuesday for cash considerations.
Schuster, who has not pitched above Class A, was placed on the 40-man major league roster. To clear roster space for Schuster, the Royals designated for assignment outfielder Carlos Peguero.
The 23-year-old Schuster had a 1.83 ERA in 55 games last year for Visalia in the California League. He struck out 45, allowed 30 hits, and walked 18 in 44 1-3 innings.