Royals trade right-hander Homer Bailey to A’s for infield prospect Kevin Merrell


OMAHA, NEBRASKA – JUNE 13: Starting pitcher Homer Bailey #21 of the Kansas City Royals pitches during the 3rd inning of the game at TD America Park on June 13, 2019 in Omaha, Nebraska. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Royals are sending Homer Bailey to the Oakland Athletics after scratching the veteran right-hander about 45 minutes before his scheduled start Sunday against Detroit.

In return, Kansas City is getting minor league infielder Kevin Merrell. He’s been playing at Double-A Midland and will report to the Royals’ affiliate at Northwest Arkansas. MLB rated him the #17 prospect in the A’s farm system.

The 33-year-old Bailey has rebounded this season with the Royals after signing a minor league deal in February. He is 7-6 with a 4.80 ERA, but he’s been especially good over his past seven starts, giving the A’s some additional help as they seek a playoff run in the second half.

They began the day six games back in the AL West, but a half-game ahead of Cleveland for the second wild-card berth.

Tracking Coronavirus

More Tracking Coronavirus

Oklahoma High School Scores



More News