KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Royals have made a splash ahead of the trade deadline, acquiring three pitchers from the San Diego Padres: starter Trevor Cahill, reliever Ryan Buchter and closer Brandon Maurer.
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In return, the Royals have sent reliever Matt Strahm, starter Travis Wood and prospect Esteury Ruiz.
Maurer has saved 20 games this season and sports a 5.72 ERA. A one-time All-Star, Cahill is 4-3 in 11 starts, and has posted a 3.69 earned-run average in 61 innings pitched. He hasn’t pitched more than 100 innings since 2014 for the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Buchter is 3-3 in 42 appearances, with 47 strikeouts in 38 1/3 innings, he’s held opponents to 1.20 walks/hits per innings pitched in 2017.
The Royals placed Strahm on the disabled list with a torn patellar tendon at the beginning of July. Wood has a 6.91 ERA this year, in three July starts he failed to get out of the fifth inning each appearance.