KC also deals Vasquez to Braves
PITTSBURGH -- Benito Santiago was traded Thursday by the Kansas City Royals to the Pittsburgh Pirates, who have sought a veteran catcher since dealing Jason Kendall to Oakland last month.
On a busy day for the Royals, they also acquired outfielder-catcher Eli Marrero and cash from Atlanta for right-hander Jorge Vasquez.
The Royals get right-handed prospect Leo Nunez for Santiago but must also pay about $1 million of Santiago's $2.15 million salary in the second season of his two-year ...
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