Kansas City Royals

(Kansa City) -- The Kansas City Royals are purchasing the contract of and calling up Bubba Starling from Triple-A Omaha.

The 26-year-old Starling has been hitting .310/.358/.448 in Omaha with seven home runs in 72 games. 

The Royals will need to make a corresponding move to their 40-man roster before Friday’s game with Detroit.