KC Royals trade outfielder Jon Jay for 2 minor league pitchers from Diamondbacks

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Jon Jay #25 of the Kansas City Royals celebrates with teammates after scoring during the third inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington on May 26, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ron Jenkins/Getty Images)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Royals outfielder Jon Jay is headed for Arizona in a new trade announced Wednesday.

The KC Royals have acquired right-handed pitcher Elvis Luciano and left-handed pitcher Gabe Speier from the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for Jay, who joined the Royals in the offseason on a 1-year free agent contract.

Jay was batting .307 with 28 RBIs so far this season.

Luciano and Speier will join two of the Royals’ minor league teams. Luciano, an 18-year-old from the Dominican Republic, was 4-1 last season with a 2.84 ERA as part of the Diamondbacks’ Double-A affiliate.

Speier, a 23-year-old from California, was 1-1 with a 3.03 ERA with the same Double-A team.

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