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Once a Mariner, Texeira now a Royal

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Royals have claimed right-hander Kanekoa Texeira off waivers from Seattle and designated righty Brad Thompson for assignment.

The Mariners designated Texeira for assignment on Tuesday after he went 0-1 with a 5.30 ERA in 16 games. Seattle chose him in last winter's Rule 5 draft from the Yankees' system.

The Royals assumed Texiera's Rule 5 status, meaning he would have to be offered back to New York if he's waived and is not picked up by another team.

Thompson was 0-4 with a 6.41 ERA in 16 games after having his contract selected from Triple-A Omaha on April 23.  

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