Pounders has been traded to Kansas City for Yamaico Navarro.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired infielder Yamaico Navarro from the Kansas City Royals in exchange for right handed pitcher Brooks Pounders and infielder Diego Goris. The Royals were shopping Navarro to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for a Rule 5 pick. The Pirates will announce a corresponding move tomorrow to clear a spot on the 40-man.
Navarro was traded from Boston to Kansas City in 2011 along with Kendal Volz in exchange for Mike Aviles. In his limited major league career, the 24 year old has a .206/.250/.265 line in 102 at-bats. Heading in to the 2011 season, Navarro was the 12th best prospect in the Boston system. He has good bat speed with good power for a middle infielder. Baseball America listed him as a gu...
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