Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Royals remain active

Just a few quick notes for you all in case you missed it.

Tyler Lumsden, the prized left hander in the Mike MacDougal trade with the White Sox, has been traded to the Houston Astros for a player to be named later. Lumsden, 25, injured his elbow shortly after arriving in the organization and hasn't been the same pitcher since. Kansas City recently designated him for assignment which meant they had to trade or release him within 10 days. The Astros are hoping a change of scenery will help get him back on track.

The team also signed former Braves prospect (is this a shock?) Luis Hernandez, a shortstop. I'm a little surprised this guy is still around in the minors. He can't hit a lick, which isn't the problem. He also hasn't had the greatest defensive stats in the world either. This is likely a move to fill space at either AA Northwest Arkansas or AAA Omaha.

MLB.com is reporting that Mark Teahen could be headed to the Cubbies for Mike Fontenot (as I reported earlier) AND 6-foot-7 LHP Sean Marshall. If Marshall, or Rich Hill, for that matter, are included with Fontenot in this deal then I say it's a good move by the Royals. Otherwise, I wouldn't swap Teahen straight up for either player. This could turn out to be a good move for Kansas City, assuming it comes to fruition.

I'll keep you updated as well as I can as things evolve these next few weeks.

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