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MLB Breaking News: Royals Acquire Benintendi in Three-Team Trade

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In the latest MLB breaking news, the Kansas City Royals have acquired Andrew Benintendi from the Boston Red Sox. The New York Mets are also involved in the trade as well. The trade has yet to be finalized and is still pending medicals and approvals. This deal could involve a couple more pieces including players to be named later.

MLB Breaking News: What Each Side Gets

According to Mark Feinsand of MLB.com, the Kansas City Royals will be getting outfielder Andrew Benintendi. Benintendi struggled during the 2020 season and only had four hits the entire season. However, Benintendi has never batted below .260 in any of the other seasons. This a huge pickup for KC as they have been looking for a left-handed outfield bat all offseason.

As for the Boston Red Sox, they are getting Franchy Cordero from Kansas City. Cordero spent the first part of his career with the Padres but was traded to KC before the 2020 season. Cordero has battled injuries but still can hit some towering home runs. Also, Feinsand is reporting that the Red Sox will receive a player to be named later from Kansas City if the deal is complete. Boston will also be acquiring Josh Winckowski from the Mets.

The New York Mets are getting one of Kansas City’s outfield prospects in Khalil Lee. Lee has yet to make his Major League debut but has shown he has elite speed while in the Royals’ organization. Lee has stolen 97 bases in just four seasons.

Closing Thoughts

This MLB breaking news is big for the Kansas City Royals as they were looking for an outfielder who batted left-handed all offseason. The club struck-out trying to sign Jurickson Profar this offseason and was running out of time to replace Alex Gordon.

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Nick Whyman is an editor at Overtime Heroics and has been writing for OTH since January of 2020. Whyman is also a Senior at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln majoring in Broadcasting.