Royals: Third baseman Gary Gaetti was signed and activated and pitcher Greg Sampen was recalled before Saturday's game against Oakland. Gaetti is being paid nearly $3-million from his contract with the California Angels, who released him last month. The Royals will pay him a pro-rated share of the major-league minimum salary. Infielder Craig Wilson was optioned to Class AAA Omaha and outfielder Harvey Pulliam was designated for assignment.
_ TIMES WIRES