Royals Add Bullpen Depth in Trade With Mariners

Adam Taylor McKillop
The Kansas City Royals added bullpen depth in a trade with the Seattle Mariners.
The Kansas City Royals added bullpen depth in a trade with the Seattle Mariners. / ASSOCIATED PRESS
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With just a putrid 40-62 overall record, the Kansas City Royals are poised as one of the biggest sellers during this year's MLB Trade Deadline. Kansas City already shipped outfielder Andrew Benintendi to the New York Yankees, but that didn't stop the team from acquiring a player on Monday.

Kansas City announced on Monday their trade for a left-handed bullpen arm from the Seattle Mariners.

Anthony Misiewicz Royals

The Royals acquired Anthony Misiewicz from Seattle for cash considerations.

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Misiewicz fits the bill for Kansas City's rebuild. He's 27-year-old, but has a solid amount of team control left thanks to his two years of MLB service.

The left-handed bullpen arm is also a need in Kansas City. Amir Garrett is the only other lefty on Kansas City's current bullpen depth chart.

Misiewicz joins the Royals just one day after the Mariners designated him for assignment. The 27-year-old enjoyed his lengthiest stretch of success a year ago, pitching to a 4.61 ERA across 66 appearances. Unfortunately, Misiewicz's walk rate climbed this past season to 4.0 batters per nine innings, leading to his recent DFA.

Hopefully the Royals can help Misiewicz find his control and work his way back to an MLB roster.

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