03-24-2003, 08:56 AM
The Royals set their pitching rotation on March 23, picking left-handers Chris George and Darrell May to join Runelvys Hernandez, Jeremy Affeldt and Miguel Asencio. Kyle Snyder, a 1999 first-round pick who was vying for a rotation spot, was among four players cut. Snyder, who pitched only two innings in 2000 and 2001 because of elbow injuries, was 0-1 with an 8.71 ERA in five spring training appearances. he was optioned to Triple-A Omaha also with outfielder Aaron Guiel and right-handed reliever Brad Voyles. Catcher Mike Tonis was optioned to Double-A Wichita.