Pittsburgh Pirates & Kansas City Royals Complete Trade

The Kansas City Royals have bolstered their pitching staff by acquiring right-handed pitcher Colin Selby from the Pittsburgh Pirates.

In a trade finalized recently, the Royals secured Selby in exchange for minor-league southpaw Connor Oliver.

Selby, at 26 years old, brings potential to the Royals' organization. His recent performances with Triple-A Indianapolis showcase his readiness to contribute at the highest level.

For his minor-league career, Selby holds a solid 3.49 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, with 280 strikeouts across 263.1 innings and 118 appearances.

Despite his control issues, Selby's impressive strikeout rates and knack for inducing ground balls make him an enticing addition to the Royals' pitching arsenal.

In return, the Pirates have acquired Connor Oliver, a 22-year-old southpaw who was the Royals' 17th-round pick in the 2023 MLB Draft.

The trade signifies a strategic maneuver for both teams, with the Royals aiming to optimize their roster and the Pirates seeking to bolster their minor-league system. Photo Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports