Salvador Perez (illness) was scratched from the Royals' lineup Thursday against the Rangers.
Royals recalled RHP Brooks Pounders from Triple-A Omaha.
Royals placed RHP Luke Hochevar on the 15-day disabled list with symptoms of thoracic outlet syndrome.
Mike Minor (shoulder) will begin a minor league rehab assignment Thursday with Triple-A Omaha.
Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reports that the Royals are trying to package Ian Kennedy in a Wade Davis trade, with the Dodgers "a strong match."
According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Dodgers are showing interest in Royals closer Wade Davis.
Raul Mondesi went 2-for-4 and drove home four runs on Wednesday, leading the Royals to a come-from-behind 7-5 victory over the Angels.
Danny Duffy logged a quality start in a no-decision against the Angels on Wednesday, allowing three runs on seven hits over his six-plus innings of work.
Dillon Gee's return to the rotation didn't go quite as planned Tuesday, allowing 10 hits and five runs over five innings in a loss to the Angels.
Royals optioned INF Whit Merrifield to Triple-A Omaha.
Royals recalled INF Raul Mondesi from Triple-A Omaha.
Lorenzo Cain (hamstring) will begin a minor league rehab assignment Tuesday with Triple-A Omaha.
Brett Eibner went 0-for-4 on Monday and is 0-for-15 since the All-Star break.
Phillies returned Rule 5 Draft pick LHP Daniel Stumpf to the Royals.
Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports that the Rangers have expressed interest in acquiring veteran right-hander Edinson Volquez from the Royals.