Bronx, NY (Sports Network) - The Kansas City Royals Saturday activated shortstop Angel Berroa from the 15-day disabled list and he is expected to play in the club's afternoon game against the New York Yankees.
The 26-year-old Berroa, who was named the 2003 Rookie of the Year, was placed on the disabled list on April 16 after he was suffering from migraine headaches.
Berroa batted .287 with 17 homers, 92 runs scored, and 73 RBI last season. He also stole 21 bases while anchoring the infield defense, going 49 straight games without an error.
Kansas City also purchased the contract of righthanded pitcher Eduardo Villacis from Triple-A Omaha. Villacis is expected to start Saturday's contest and will make his major league debut.
To make room on the roster, the Royals optioned pitcher Mark Huisman to Omaha and placed infielder Tony Graffanino on the 15-day disabled list.