A’s trade Burns to Royals for Eibner

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OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 18: Billy Burns #1 of the Oakland Athletics is congratulated at the dugout during the game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at the Oakland Coliseum on June 18, 2016 in Oakland, California. The Angels defeated the Athletics 7-1. (Photo by Michael Zagaris/Oakland Athletics/Getty Images)

OAKLAND, CA – JUNE 18: Billy Burns #1 of the Oakland Athletics is congratulated at the dugout during the game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at the Oakland Coliseum on June 18, 2016 in Oakland, California. The Angels defeated the Athletics 7-1. (Photo by Michael Zagaris/Oakland Athletics/Getty Images)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Outfielder Billy Burns was traded from the Oakland Athletics to the Kansas City Royals on Saturday for outfield prospect Brett Eibner.

Burns, who has been playing at Triple-A Nashville, hit .234 with 12 RBIs in 73 games with Oakland this season. He also has 14 steals on the season, which is tied for eighth in the American League.

The 26-year-old switch-hitting  outfielder will be assigned to the Royals’ Triple-A affiliate, Omaha.

Eibner batted .231 with three homers and 10 RBIs in 26 games for the Royals.

KANSAS CITY, MO - JULY 9: Brett Eibner #12 of the Kansas City Royals runs to first base after hitting the ball in the game against the Seattle Mariners on July 9, 2016 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. The Kansas City Royals defeated the Seattle Mariners 5-3. (Photo by John Williamson/MLB Photos via Getty Images)

KANSAS CITY, MO – JULY 9: Brett Eibner #12 of the Kansas City Royals runs to first base after hitting the ball in the game against the Seattle Mariners on July 9, 2016 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. The Kansas City Royals defeated the Seattle Mariners 5-3. (Photo by John Williamson/MLB Photos via Getty Images)