Oh well. Chip Ambres, one of my favorite deep sleepers, was reassigned in favor of Shane Costa. (I know, technically, Aaron Guiel was reassigned in favor of Costa, but quibbling so early in the AM?)
While Costa doesn't have the apparent minor league skill set Ambres did, the playing environment in KC has not changed. The team only lists 4 outfielders - the starters Reggie Sanders, Dave DeJesus and Emil Brown and the back-up OFer, Shane Costa. (Scroll to bottom of article.)
This arrangemnet should provide plenty of ABs for Costa, or whoever fills that role. Sanders cannot play a full-season and DeJesus never has. Emil Brown has one solid year under his belt.
With 300 ABs, Costa could approach 10 HRs and maybe 5+ SB. He did not strikeout a lot in the minors so he may be able to provide a .260+ AVG which is basically benign when weighing the relative value of your 13th or 14th hitter.
A $1 would not be wasted on him.