Royals get Cabrera for 2 minor leaguers
Looking to bolster their offence for a run for a playoff spot, the Kansas City Royals acquired outfielder Melky Cabrera from the Chicago White Sox on Sunday for two minor-league pitchers. The 32-year-old Cabrera was batting .288 with 13 homers and 56 RBIs for the White Sox. The former Blue Jay is also tied for the majors’ lead with nine outfield assists. Cabrera, who was with the Royals in 2011, is second among active switch hitters with a .286 career average. Kansas City sent a pair of Single-A pitchers in the deal: 22-year-old right-hander A.J. Puckett and 23-year-old lefthander Andre Davis. The White Sox also sent Kansas City cash considerations in the deal.