Ath­let­ics trade Zo­brist to Roy­als

Cape Breton Post - - SPORTS -

OAK­LAND, Calif. — The Oak­land Ath­let­ics have traded util­i­ty­man Ben Zo­brist and cash to the Kansas City Roy­als for right-han­der Aaron Brooks and mi­nor league left-han­der Sean Manaea. The teams an­nounced the trade Tues­day. The 34-yearold Zo­brist, an in­fielder and out­fielder, bat­ted .268 with six home runs, 20 dou­bles, two triples and 33 RBIs in 67 games for the A’s, who are last in the AL West. He joins a Roy­als team that leads the AL Cen­tral a sea­son af­ter beat­ing Oak­land in the one-game wild card on the way to its first World Se­ries in 29 years and a seven-game loss to San Fran­cisco.

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