Royals get Melky Cabrera from White Sox for two prospects

CHICAGO IL- JULY 26 Chicago White Sox left fielder Melky Cabrera runs to the dugout in the 1st inning during an MLB game between the Chicago Cubs and the Chicago White Sox

The White Sox have traded outfielder Melky Cabrera to AL Central rival Kansas City in exchanges for two pitchers.

The White Sox will also send cash considerations to Kansas City as part of the deal.

Cabrera is batting.295 with 13 home runs and 56 RBI in 98 games for the White Sox in 2017. Cabrera is set to be a free agent this November.

In 2011, Cabrera was with the Royals and he hit.305 and a career-high 44 doubles during that season. He had been with the White Sox since signing a three-year deal before the 2015 season.

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Although the Sox parted with another veteran, they were able to get back the Royals 13th ranked prospect according to mlbpipeline.com in Puckett. Currently, the Royals are 2.5 games in front of the Tampa Rays for the second Wild Card spot in the American League. He was selected in the second round by the Royals in the 2016 amateur draft.

Davis was an eighth-round selection in the 2015 draft and spent the year in Single-A (Lexington) as well.

The Royals are giving up Puckett, a 22-year old Single-A (Wilmington) pitcher. Davis, 23, has posted a 4.83 ERA in Low-A this season but has struck out over a batter per inning.

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