Aug 26, 2021; Seattle, Washington, USA; Kansas City Royals relief pitcher Joel Payamps (38) throws against the Seattle Mariners at T-Mobile Park. Mandatory Credit: James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

The Kansas City Royals placed relief pitcher Joel Payamps on the 10-day IL and recalled reliever Scott Blewett from Triple-A on Saturday.

Payamps was acquired by the Royals earlier this season on July 22 from the Toronto Blue Jays. The 27-year-old righty has appeared in nine games, posting a 4.66 ERA and nine strikeouts. Payamps injury was non-disclosed.

Blewett will make his return to the Royals' roster for the first time in nearly a year. Last season, the 25-year-old reliever made just two appearances in his first stint in the big leagues.

Blewett has spent most of 2021 with the Omaha Storm Chasers and he owns a 6.42 ERA with 59 strikeouts over 61.2 innings of work.

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