The Royals have placed 32-year old lefty reliever John Parrish on the 15-day disabled list with a case of rotator cuff inflammation. Parrish has pitched in 9 games (0 starts) for the Royals this season and he is 1-1 with a 3.00 ERA and a 1.50 WHIP. The Royals have called up 29-year old righty reliever Victor Marte to replace Parrish in the bullpen. Marte has pitched in 6 games (0 starts) in AAA-ball this season and he was 1-0 with 1 save, a 3.48 ERA and a 1.16 WHIP. The Royals hope Marte pitches better then he did last season for them in his first taste of the majors. He worked in 8 games (0 starts) for the Royals last season and he was 0-0 with a 8.25 ERA and a 2.08 WHIP. He looked a tad nervouse with the Royals last year as he walked 12 batters in only 12 innings pitched.