Royals released RHP Hideo Nomo.
Royals designated RHP Hideo Nomo for assignment.
Hideo Nomo was tagged for four runs in his inning of relief against the Mariners on Thursday.
Hideo Nomo gave up two runs in three innings of relief against the Yankees in his first major league appearance since July 15, 2005.
Royals purchased the contract of RHP Hideo Nomo from Advanced Rookie level Idaho Falls.
Hideo Nomo will miss the start of the year after pulling his groin against the Padres on Tuesday night.
Royals manager Trey Hillman confirmed Sunday that Hideo Nomo won't be considered for a spot in the Opening Day rotation.
Hideo Nomo went the final three innings against the Brewers on Saturday and gave up five runs on seven hits.
Hideo Nomo was removed after giving up two runs and four hits in three innings Monday against the Giants.
Hideo Nomo completed three scoreless innings and struck out three in relief of Gil Meche against the Giants on Wednesday.
Hideo Nomo yielded an unearned run and three hits over two innings of relief against the Padres on Friday.
Royals signed RHP Hideo Nomo to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
Free agent Hideo Nomo, continuing his comeback from elbow surgery, gave up four runs while getting just one out for Caracas of the VWL on Thursday.
Free agent Hideo Nomo pitched a scoreless inning Saturday in his debut for Caracas of the Venezuelan Winter League.