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Sports : KC Royals Acquire Veteran Outfielder
Posted by Tom on 2014/8/13 8:25:30 (149 reads) News by the same author

The Kansas City Royals have acquired veteran outfielder Josh Willingham from the Minnesota Twins in exchange for minor-league pitcher Jason Adam.
 

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In a corresponding 40-man roster move, the Royals have requested unconditional release waivers on right-handed pitcher Wilking Rodriguez.  The 35-year old Willingham was hitting .210 with 12 home runs, 34 RBI's, and a .345 on-base percentage in 68 games with the Twins this season.

He has spent the last three years with Minnesota, including his break-out 2012 season, when he hit 35 home runs, 110 RBI's, and had a slugging percentage of .524, all career highs. In his 11th major league season, Willingham has spent time with the Marlins, Nationals, Athletics, and Twins.

The 23-year old Adam was the Royals fifth-round selection in 2010 and has split the 2014 season between Northwest Arkansas (AA) and Omaha (AAA).  He’s a graduate of nearby Blue Valley Northwest High School in Overland Park, Kansas.

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