Royals claim RHP Morin, designate Garcia

Overland Park native pitched for Angels past four seasons

Royals claim RHP Morin, designate Garcia

KANSAS CITY -- The Royals on Tuesday claimed right-hander Mike Morin from the Angels and designated left-hander Onelki Garcia for assignment.

The Royals originally drafted Morin in the 40th round in 2009. He went to the University of North Carolina instead and the Angels drafted him in the 13th round in 2012.

Morin, an Overland Park, Kan., native, has pitched for the Angels in parts of the past four Major League seasons. He appeared in 10 games this year, posting a 6.91 ERA with no decisions in the big leagues, while he was 0-1 with a 3.20 ERA in 22 outings (one start) with Salt Lake, the Angels' Triple-A affiliate.

Garcia, signed as a free agent last offseason, appeared in two games for the Royals and was 0-1 with a 13.50 ERA.

Jeffrey Flanagan has covered the Royals since 1991, and for MLB.com since 2015. Follow him on Twitter @FlannyMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.