12/17/10 2:43 PM EST
A's claim hurler Humber from Royals
By Dick Kaegel / MLB.com
Humber, who'll turn 28 on Tuesday, was designated for assignment on Wednesday, clearing room on the Royals' roster for outfielder Jeff Francoeur.
Humber was 2-1 with a 4.35 ERA in eight games, all but one in relief, for the Royals last season after going 5-6 with a 4.47 ERA as a starter for Triple-A Omaha. He previously pitched in the Majors for the Mets and Twins.
Dick Kaegel is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.