KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The contending Kansas City Royals quickly moved to fill a gap, getting infielder Jamey Carroll in a trade with the Minnesota Twins on Sunday.

The Twins will receive either a player to be named or cash for the 39-year-old veteran.

Earlier in the day, the Royals put Miguel Tejada on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right calf. The 39-year-old Tejada, who hurt himself diving for a ball on Saturday, was hitting .288 in 53 games and had won the starting second base job.

Carroll singled and scored for the Twins in their 5-2 win over the Chicago White Sox. He is hitting .230 with nine RBIs.

"If I can go there and contribute in a positive way, I know the team is playing extremely well right now and they have a bunch of good young guys and some great pitching," Carroll said. "It should be exciting to get over there and get in that clubhouse."

The Twins will make a corresponding roster move on Monday.

"As much as anything, this is a deal for Jamey Carroll to go on a team that's in a playoff race and go over there and add his professionalism and experience to that club and give them an opportunity to get into a race," Twins assistant GM Rob Antony said.

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