Jul 28, 2022

Royals trade Andrew Benintendi for pitching help, more moves expected Thursday

Posted Jul 28, 2022 11:58 AM

St. Joseph Post

The Kansas City Royals announced late Wednesday that they traded All-Star and Gold Glove outfielder Andrew Benintendi to the New York Yankees for right-handed pitchers Chandler Champlain and Beck Way and left-handed pitcher T.J. Sikkema.

The Royals now have 39 players on the Major League Reserve List and 25 on the active Major League roster and will announce a corresponding move some time Thursday.

Way and Sikkema will be assigned to High-A Quad Cities, and Champlain will be assigned to Low-A Columbia.

Benintendi represented the Royals in the All-Star Game earlier this month, and is batting .320 in 93 games this season, which ranks fifth in the Majors. He’s currently riding an eight-game hit streak, and he’s batting .377 in his last 29 games since June 20.