J.C. Gutierrez has earned the final spot in the Kansas City Royals' bullpen. Kansas City optioned right-hander Louis Coleman to Triple-A Omaha and assigned Dan Wheeler to its minor league camp on Thursday. Gutierrez had elbow ligament-replacement surgery in September 2011 and pitched only 20 2/3 innings last year in the minors. He had 24 saves for Arizona in 2009-10.
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