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Royals Agree To Deal With Yefri Del Rosario

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The Atlanta Braves are feeling the sting of their actions, especially today.

The Kansas City Royals agreed to terms on a deal with former Braves’ prospect Yefri Del Rosario for a $650K signing bonus, according to Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com.

Del Rosario had originally signed for a $1M bonus with Atlanta but was declared a free agent by commissioner Rob Manfred following the league’s investigation into the Braves.

With a fastball up to 94 mph and a breaking pitch to boot, Del Rosario figures to be a promising prospect for the Royals farm system, and he projects to be a solid reliever in the majors.

ESPN’s Keith Law wrote about Del Rosario amid the scandal saying the he was the “most intriguing” pitcher the Braves lost, praising his athleticism and arm speed.

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Red Sox Designate Eduardo Nunez For Assignment

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Eduardo Nunez

The Boston Red Sox have designated infielder Eduardo Nunez for assignment, according to a team announcement on Monday.

Boston also optioned right hander Hector Velazquez to Triple A Pawtucket.

In corresponding moves, the Red Sox have called up right hander Ryan Weber and first basemen/outfielder Sam Travis from Triple A.

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Royals Considered Likely to be Moving Billy Hamilton, Terrance Gore

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Billy Hamilton

As the trade deadline approaches, the Kansas City Royals may be ready to enter sale mode.

According to MLB.com’s Jeffrey Flanagan, the Royals may be moving both Billy Hamilton and Terrance Gore, who has already been designated for assignment.

Hamilton has been dropped to a backup role following the Royals call up of top prospect Bubba Starling, and hasn’t started a game since July 3rd.

Hamilton has posted a .217/.284/.271 slash line this season.

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Orioles’ Mychal Givens Drawing Trade Interest

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Mychal Givens

The Baltimore Orioles are again going to be sellers at the trade deadline and it appears that closer Mychal Givens is available, and drawing interest, according to MASNSports’ Rock Kubatko.

Per the report, the Washington Nationals and the Philadelphia Phillies have expressed interest in the pitcher.

Givens has posted a 4.50 ERA this season for Baltimore.

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