Royals reinstate LHP Skoglund after 80-game suspension

Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Eric Skoglund throws during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds, Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
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CLEVELAND (AP) -- The Kansas City Royals have reinstated Eric Skoglund after the left-hander served an 80-game suspension for performance-enhancing drug use.

Skoglund was optioned to Triple-A Omaha on Wednesday.

The 26-year-old was suspended in January after his positive drug test. Skoglund was 1-6 with a 5.14 ERA in 14 games with the Royals last season.

Right-hander Brad Boxberger was designated for assignment. He went 1-3 with a 5.40 ERA and one save in 29 appearances.

Left-hander Tim Hill was recalled from Omaha for the third time season. He has made six appearances with the Royals and has a 6.75 ERA.