SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) - -

The Kansas City Royals have assigned right-hander Jon Rauch to minor league camp.
 
The Royals made the move Monday.
 
The 35-year-old Rauch, 35, has pitched in the majors for nine seasons. He is 43-40 with a 3.90 ERA and 62 saves in 556 games.
 
Rauch pitched 15 games for Miami last season.
 
The Royals also optioned outfielder Jimmy Paredes to Triple-A Omaha.