MLB trade news: Athletics acquire pitcher Homer Bailey from Royals

first_img Blue Jays’ Ken Giles sidelined with nerve inflammation after massage Oakland has acquired RHP Homer Bailey from Kansas City in exchange for MiLB IF Kevin Merrell.Bailey is 3-1 with a 3.35 ERA (16 ER, 43.0 IP) with 37 strikeouts in his last 8 starts.— AthleticsPR (@AthleticsPR) July 14, 2019Bailey, 33, is 7-6 this season with a 4.80 ERA and has 18 starts with Kansas City. He spent his first twelve seasons in MLB with the Reds but was traded to the Dodgers in the offseason. Los Angeles waived him shortly after, freeing him up to sign with the Royals for the league minimum.Oakland entered Sunday’s game six games back from the American League West-leading Astros. The Athletics currently hold the second wild-card spot and are barely trailing the Rays for the first. Related News Cardinals Hall of Famer Bob Gibson diagnosed with pancreatic cancer Oakland has landed a new pitcher.The Athletics announced Sunday that they acquired right-hander Homer Bailey from the Royals in exchange for infielder Kevin Merrell. Kansas City, on the other hand, is fourth in the American League Central and out of the postseason hunt.last_img read more