The Oakland A’s and Kansas City Royals made a trade Sunday afternoon that affected the Rockhounds’ roster.
The A’s acquired pitcher Homer Bailey from Kansas City and in turn, traded Rockhounds infielder Kevin Merrell to the Royals organization.
Merrell was listed as a Top-20 prospect for Oakland, according to MLB.com. He had 71 hits for the Rockhounds this season.
According to the website, Merrell will start with the Northwest Arkansas Naturals, the Royals’ double-a affiliate.
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