The Royals announce that they've placed OF Norichika Aoki (groin) on the 15-day disabled list.
Aoki left Wednesday's game with groin tightness, but played Thursday where he obviously re-aggravated it. After missing Friday's game the Royals opted to put him on the DL and let him heal as his disappointing first half comes to a close. He could be a nice buy-low for the second half if you're looking for cheap speed. We expect him to have a nice bounce-back.ANALYST: Howard Bender