Royals, Phillies Swing trade; KC Then DFA's 6-Year Veteran


The Kansas City Royals have swung a trade with the Philadelphia Phillies to acquire some pitching depth. KC obtained 26-year-old right-hander James McArthur in exchange for a minor league outfielder. 

The 26-year-old McArthur has had a rough go of it in Triple-A this season in the Phillies system, making five appearances (four starts). He's allowed 13 runs in 16 innings for a 7.31 ERA. That was enough for the Phils to designate him for assignment last week.

McArthur is 6-foot-7 and has a career 4.36 ERA in the minors in 73 appearances (51 starts).

Junior Marin is sent to the Phillies; he's a 19-year-old OF from Venezuela, still playing in Rookie Ball.

In order to make room on the roster, the Royals have DFA'd six-year major league veteran Franmil Reyes. He had gotten into 19 games for KC, but was hitting just .186 with a .519 OPS. He'll head into free agency and try to latch on with his 5th major league club.

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