The Royals non-tendered left handed reliever John Bale at midnight last night along with newly re-acquired righty Jairo Cuervas and outfielder Joey Gathright. Infielder Jason Smith ACUTALLY was designated for assignment on Thursday morning.
The Royals are attempting to gauge Bale's interest to return to the team at a lesser salary. As for Gathright, he's already drawing interest from the Colorado Rockies (who non-tendered Willy Taveras) though the Royals may see what the possibilities are of re-signing him to a minor league deal. They should come to terms on a minor league deal with the injured Cuervas in the coming days.