The Orioles have acquired Kelvin Gutierrez from the Royals for money issues, per the crew. The Royals had designated Gutierrez for task. He’ll now be part of the Orioles, who’ve optioned him to Triple-A. Each groups have confirmed the deal.
The 26-year-old third baseman noticed probably the most Main League time of his profession this season for Kansas Metropolis, posting a triple slash line of .215/.254/.296 in 142 plate appearances. Between Hunter Dozier and Hanser Alberto, the Royals determine to have third base coated, even with Emmanuel Rivera not too long ago hitting the injured checklist and Alcides Escobar being traded to Washington.
Baltimore has Maikel Franco at third base on a one-year, $800K contract. The previous Royal and Philllie doesn’t essentially match into the O’s long-term plan. The 28-year-old has a 75 wRC+ on the season, not precisely stolid manufacturing on the scorching nook. Gutierrez additionally has some expertise at shortstop, ought to the Orioles need to use him there whereas Freddy Galvis is on the injured checklist.
The Orioles moved Travis Lakins to the 60-day injured checklist to make room on the 40-man roster for Gutierrez. Lakins was injured in his begin final Tuesday. His damage has been labeled as proper elbow ache, although an official prognosis has not been revealed as of but.