The Kansas City Royals acquired utility player Yamaico Navarro and minor league right-handed pitcher Kendal Volz from the Boston Red Sox on Saturday for Mike Aviles.
Navarro, 23, started the season in Triple-A Pawtucket and was promoted to the big league club on June 30, hitting .216 in 16 games for the Red Sox. The Royals just finished a series with Boston in which Navarro played in all four games, going 4-for-12 with a double, a walk, two runs scored and an RBI. He will join the Royals in Cleveland on Sunday.
Volz, a 23-year-old right-hander, was at High-A Salem pitching in a relief role with a record of 2-3, two saves, and a 3.33 ERA, while striking out 56 batters over 51.1 innings in 31 appearances. The former Baylor Bear and 2008 Team USA member will be assigned to High-A Wilmington.
Aviles was hitting .222 with five home runs and 31 RBIs in 53 games for the Royals. He split time at Omaha and Kansas City this year before rejoining the Royals after Wilson Betemit was traded to the Tigers. He made his major league debut with Kansas City in 2008 and hit .325 while being named as the Royals Player of the Year. Aviles will likely fill the same role with first place Boston as a utility player.
Mike Aviles traded to Boston
Oakland Clubhouse Top Stories
OC Annual now includes Sports Illustrated!New annual memberships to OaklandClubhouse now include a one-year subscription to Sports Illustrated!
Oakland ClubhouseFriday at 10:30 AM
2016 Year in Review: A's Draft Class, part 3How did the Oakland A's 2016 draft class fare during their pro debuts? We take a look at the class, 10 rounds at a time. Third up, picks from rounds 21-30.
Oakland ClubhouseFriday at 9:14 AM
Oakland A's MLN: Barreto's big dayFranklin Barreto broke out of a "slump" in the Arizona Fall League, and the Oakland A's re-signed two more minor league free agents.
Oakland ClubhouseTuesday at 8:35 PM
2016 Year in Review: A's draft class, p2How did the Oakland A's 2016 draft class fare during their pro debuts? We take a look at the class, 10 rounds at a time. Second up, picks from rounds 11-20.
Oakland ClubhouseTuesday at 12:04 PM