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Royals trade Joe Blanton to Pirates for cash

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Royals have traded right-hander Joe Blanton to the Pittsburgh Pirates for cash considerations.

Blanton, 34, was designated for assignment Tuesday, when Johnny Cueto reported to the Kansas City following his trade from Cincinnati. Blanton was 2-2 with a 3.89 ERA in four starts and 11 relief appearances this season.

A former first-round draft pick, Blanton is 87-91 in 11 major league seasons.

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Leaders
AVG: E. Hosmer.315
HR: S. Perez15
RBI: K. Morales68
SB: L. Cain18
W: E. Volquez10
ERA: E. Volquez3.21
Saves: G. Holland22
K: E. Volquez95
AL Central
TeamWLPctGB
Kansas City 6139.610-
Minnesota 5248.5209
Chi White Sox 4950.49511.5
Detroit 4952.48512.5
Cleveland 4654.46015
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .272 (3)
Runs: 432 (10)
Hits: 926 (3)
Home Runs: 80 (24)
Stolen Bases: 62 (8)
OBP: .322 (9)
SLG: .409 (8)
Total Bases: 1395 (10)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 3.49 (6)
Runs Allowed: 367 (5)
Saves: 34 (3)
Strikeouts: 682 (27)
OpBA: .246 (9)
OBP: .308 (11)
SLG: .386 (12)
Run Support: 4.37 (8)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
7/28 J. Blanton Designated for Assignment
7/28 A. Brooks Called Up from Minors - Not to Report
7/28 B. Zobrist Traded Oakland (for RHP Aaron Brooks and LHP Sean Manaea)
7/26 J. Cueto Traded Cincinnati (for LHP John Lamb, four-player deal)
7/26 B. Finnegan Called Up from Minors - Not to Report
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Injuries
Date Player Status
7/22 J. Vargas Torn ligament, left elbow (on 15-day DL)
7/9 A. Gordon Strained left groin (on 15-day DL)
6/24 L. Cain Hamstring (day-to-day)
6/13 Y. Ventura off 15-day DL
6/9 J. Vargas off 15-day DL
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