KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Royals have traded Alcides Escobar and Kelvin Gutierrez in exchange for cash considerations.
Escobar is headed to the Washington Nationals and Gutierrez will play for the Baltimore Orioles.
Since re-signing with the Royals in May, Escobar has played at Triple-A side Omaha Storm Chasers.
Gutierrez has been assigned to the Norfolk Tides in Triple-A by the Orioles.