ROYALS ACQUIRE PITCHER PAYAMPS
The Kansas City Royals acquired pitcher Joel Payamps from the Toronto Blue Jays for cash.
What does it give the Kansas City Royals
In Payamps, the Royals land a big right-hander with 26 big-league appearances under his belt. He will be sent to the minors but could join Kansas City quickly.
What does it give the Toronto Blue Jays
The Blue Jays designated Payamps for assignment recently, despite a 2.70 earned-run average in 22 games. That was clearly not enough for Toronto.
There is a good chance Payamps will return to Major League Baseball with the Royals. That said, he does not need to be picked up in virtually all leagues.
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