Royals released RHP Luis Mendoza.
Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star confirms that the Nippon Ham Fighters have acquired Luis Mendoza.
According to Patrick Newman of NPB Tracker, the Nippon Ham Fighters of Japan's Pacific League have an agreement in place to acquire Luis Mendoza.
Luis Mendoza has been demoted to the bullpen.
Luis Mendoza allowed four runs in four innings in a no-decision against the Indians on Tuesday.
Luis Mendoza allowed two runs in 6 2/3 innings in a no-decision against the Braves on Wednesday.
Luis Mendoza yielded four runs on four hits and three walks over just five innings in Wednesday's loss to the Indians.
Luis Mendoza turned in a second consecutive strong outing in Friday's victory over the Rays, allowing just two runs on six hits over six innings of work.
Luis Mendoza allowed three runs in 4 1/3 innings to take the loss Tuesday, as the Royals fell to the Twins.
Luis Mendoza held the Cardinals to one run in 5 2/3 innings Wednesday but the Royals lost late.
Luis Mendoza delivered a strong outing in a no-decision against the Angels on Friday, allowing just one run on seven hits over his five frames.
Luis Mendoza allowed just two runs on eight hits over six innings in his start Sunday against the Athletics.
Luis Mendoza gave up five runs -- three earned -- over six innings in Wednesday's loss to the Orioles.
Luis Mendoza allowed six runs in four innings but took a no-decision as the Royals defeated the Rays on Wednesday.