The Pittsburgh Pirates have traded 3B/OF Edward Salcedo to the Kansas City Royals. The 24-year-old was acquired over the off-season from the Braves for minor league relief pitcher Bryton Trepagnier. Salcedo hit .238/.304/.346 in 73 games. It was worth a shot to see if he could ever justify the $1.6M bonus he got from Atlanta back in 2010. Trepagnier has been struggling in AA as well, so they didn’t lose anything in the deal. Salcedo has only played three games this month and one was off the bench, so he won’t be missed. Andy Vasquez was assigned to Altoona yesterday, so he can fill the 25th man role.
No return was announced, but it will likely be either a cash deal or a player to be named later that we never hear about.