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Royals acquire minor league pitchers Luis Santos and Luis Rico from Pirates in exchange for Clint Robinson and Vin Mazzaro

The Kansas City Royals announced today that the club has acquired minor league right-handed pitcher Luis Santos and left-hander Luis Rico from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for right-handed pitcher Vin Mazzaro and first baseman Clint Robinson.  Santos and Rico have been assigned to the Surprise Royals.

The 21-year-old Santos pitched for both Dominican Pirates clubs last season, combining for a 6-3 record and a 2.44 ERA in 14 games, including 12 starts.  In 62.2 innings, he allowed 42 hits, walked 20 and struck out 74 while holding opponents to a .184 average.  The 6-foot Santos is from Bonao, Dominican Republic, and was signed by Pittsburgh as a non-drafted free agent on April 8, 2011.

Rico, who will turn 19 tomorrow, is a 6-foot-1, 180-pounder from Guanta, Venezuela.  He went 0-1 with a 7.04 ERA in 11 games (nine starts) in 2012 for the Dominican Pirates.  Rico made his debut in 2011 with the Venezuelan Pirates after signing with Pittsburgh as a non-drafted free agent on April 9, 2011.

Mazzaro, 26, and Robinson, 27, were designated for assignment by the Royals on November 20.

Omaha sends four to Triple-A All-Star Game

 The Pacific Coast League announced their selections for the 25th Annual Triple-A All-Star Game to be held on July 11 at Coca-Cola Field in Buffalo, N.Y.  The contest, which features the PCL All-Star squad and the International League’s best, will air live on MLB Network at 6:00 p.m. CDT.  Omaha outfielder Wil Myers has been selected as a starter for the PCL.  First baseman Clint Robinson will represent the Storm Chasers in a reserve role along with left-handed pitchers Tommy Hottovy and Ryan Verdugo.

Myers, 21, began the season at Double-A Northwest Arkansas before joining Omaha in mid-May.  He has a combined .325 average with 19 doubles, 25 home runs and 65 RBI, including 12 home runs and 35 RBI in 40 games with Omaha.  Kansas City’s third-round pick in 2009, Myers currently leads the entire minor leagues in home runs.  He will also participate in the XM All-Star Futures Game for the second straight year.

Robinson, 27, the Royals’ 25th-round selection in 2007, is batting .313 with 21 doubles, 10 home runs, 44 RBI and 41 runs scored in 71 games.  Robinson made his Major League debut on June 8 at Pittsburgh.  He appeared in four games with Kansas City, all in a pinch-hitting role.

Hottovy, who will turn 31 on July 9, is 2-0 with a 1.69 ERA and seven saves in 20 relief appearances for Omaha.  The Kansas City native also appeared in five games for his hometown Royals, recording a 3.38 ERA over 5.1 innings.  A graduate of Park Hill South High School and Wichita State University, Hottovy signed with the Royals as a minor league free agent on November 18, 2011.  A fourth-round selection by Boston in 2004, Hottovy made his Major League debut with the Red Sox on June 3, 2011.

Verdugo, 25, has compiled a 5-2 mark and a 3.65 ERA over 14 starts in his first action at the Triple-A level.  He was on Kansas City’s 25-man roster in early June, but did not appear in a game.  The LSU product was selected by San Francisco in the ninth round of the 2008 June Free Agent Draft and acquired by Kansas City in a trade on November 7, 2011.

Royals agree to terms with Nate Adcock, Jesse Chavez, David Lough, Clint Robinson and Derrick Robinson

The Royals have announced that the club has agreed to terms on 2011 Major League contracts with right-handed pitchers Nate Adcock and Jesse Chavez, outfielders David Lough and Derrick Robinson and infielder Clint Robinson.  Consistent with club policy, terms of the contracts were not disclosed.

Adcock, who will turn 23 on February 25, was selected from the Indianapolis (AAA) roster of the Pittsburgh Pirates organization with the fifth overall pick in the Major League phase of the 2010 Rule 5 draft.  He went 11-7 with a 3.38 ERA in 27 games (26 starts) for Bradenton in the Florida State League in 2010, fanning 113 in 141.1 innings pitched.

The 27-year old Chavez was 2-3 with a 5.88 ERA in 23 relief appearances for the Royals in 2010 after being acquired from Atlanta on July 31.  Chavez posted a 1.74 ERA in his final nine outings of the year, holding batters to a .167 average over the span.

Lough, 25, saw his first action at the Triple-A level in 2010, spending the entire season with Omaha.  The left-handed batter and thrower hit .280 with 11 home runs and 58 RBI in 120 games.  The 2009 George Brett Hitter of the Year was added to the 40-man roster on November 19, 2010.

23-year-old Derrick Robinson patrolled center field for the Texas League champion Northwest Arkansas Naturals in 2010, batting .286 with a league-leading 50 stolen bases in 67 attempts.  The switch-hitter also finished among the league leaders with eight triples (T-2nd) and 146 hits (3rd).  Robinson, who has swiped 236 bases in his professional career, was added to the 40-man roster on November 19, 2010.

Clint Robinson, who turned 26 on Wednesday, won the Triple Crown in the Texas League in 2010, pacing the circuit with a .335 average, 29 home runs and 98 RBI.  In addition, the left-handed slugger also led the league in doubles (41), total bases (298), slugging pct. (.625) and OPS (1.035).  The 2010 Northwest Arkansas Player of the Year was added to the Royals’ 40-man roster on November 19, 2010.

 

Royals set 40-man roster, select contracts of four players

The Royals today announced their 40-man Major League roster with the addition of four new players.

The Royals have selected the contracts of left-handed pitcher Everett Teaford, first baseman Clint Robinson, and outfielders David Lough and Derrick Robinson.

To create room on the roster, the Royals designated four players for assignment: right-handed pitchers Bryan Bullington, Gaby Hernandez and Victor Marte, and outfielder Jordan Parraz

Teaford, 26, posted a breakthrough 2010 campaign that culminated in a pair of appearances for Team USA at the Pan Am Qualifying Tournament in San Juan, Puerto Rico, in October.  The Alpharetta, Ga., resident was 1-0 with a 2.00 ERA in two starts as Team USA finished tied for third and qualified for the 2011 Pan Am Games.  The 6-footer went 14-3 with a 3.36 ERA in 27 games, including 12 starts, and was named the Northwest Arkansas (AA) Pitcher of the Year in 2010, pacing the Texas League in victories.  The Royals’ 12th-round selection in 2006 out of Georgia Southern University was a perfect 8-0 with a 1.98 ERA in 12 outings (seven starts) for the Texas League champion Naturals following the All-Star break.  The inaugural recipient of the Mike Sweeney Award in 2008, awarded to a Royals’ minor leaguer who best represents the organization on and off the field, Teaford also made one start with Omaha (AAA) in 2010. 

25-year-old Clint Robinson won the Triple Crown in the Texas League in 2010, pacing the circuit with a .335 average, 29 home runs and 98 RBI.  In addition, the left-handed slugger also led the league in doubles (41), total bases (298), slugging pct. (.625) and OPS (1.035).  Drafted by the Royals in the 25th round in 2007 out of Troy University, Robinson was honored as the 2010 Northwest Arkansas Player of the Year.  Born in Jefferson City, Mo., Robinson was raised and still resides in Dothan, Ala.  He followed Teaford in being named the 2009 Mike Sweeney Award winner.

Lough, 24, batted .280 with 15 doubles, 12 triples, 11 home runs, 58 RBI and 65 runs in 120 games for Omaha in 2010.  The left-handed hitter and thrower added 14 stolen bases while playing all three outfield positions.  He overcame a slow start to hit .316 with a .403 on-base pct. and .462 slugging mark following the All-Star break.  The 2009 George Brett Hitter of the Year was drafted in the 11th round by Kansas City out of Mercyhurst College in Erie, Pa., in 2007.  Lough was born and raised in Akron, Ohio, and now resides in Clinton, Ohio.

23-year-old Derrick Robinson patrolled center field for the Texas League champion Northwest Arkansas Naturals in 2010, hitting .286 with a league-leading 50 stolen bases in 67 attempts.  The switch-hitter also finished among the league leaders with eight triples (T-2nd) and 146 hits (3rd).  The speedster, drafted by the Royals in the fourth round in 2006, has swiped 236 bases in his professional career, including 181 in his last three campaigns.  The Archer, Fla., native recently completed a stint with the Surprise Rafters in the Arizona Fall League, hitting .260 with seven RBI and 11 runs scored in 14 games.

The entire 40-man roster is located on royals.com: http://kansascity.royals.mlb.com/team/roster_40man.jsp?c_id=kc

 

Three Naturals among 10 players on Topps Double-A All-Star Team

Robinson_Giavotella_Moustakas.JPGA total of ten players at the Double-A level were chosen on Tuesday for the Topps Double-A All-Star Team.

Out of the 30 teams, the Royals were the lone franchise with more than one player to be honored…they had three!  First baseman Clint Robinson, second baseman Johnny Giavotella and third baseman Mike Moustakas made up 75 percent of the infield on the squad.

Robinson, 25, hit .335 with 29 homers and 98 RBIs to capture the Triple Crown in the Texas League.  He also led the league with 41 doubles and his 1.035 OPS was tops in Double-A.  The Royals drafted Robinson in the 25th round out of Troy University in 2007.

Giavotella, 23, led the Texas League with 168 hits and 92 runs.  He finished second behind Robinson with a .322 average.  Giavotella was K.C.’s second round pick in 2008 out of the University of New Orleans.

Moustakas, 22, was named the Player of the Year in the Texas League for hitting .347 with 76 RBIs in just 66 games. He finished the year with a combined 36 home runs at Northwest Arkansas and Omaha.  Moustakas was the second overall pick in 2007.

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