The Kansas City Royals acquired catcher Humberto Quintero and outfielder Jason Bourgeois from the Houston Astros today, in exchange for left-handed relief prospect Kevin Chapman and a player to be named later. According to Brian McTaggart of MLB.com, Astros General Manger Jeff Luhnow called the PTBNL the "key component" of the deal. Ken Rosenthal tweets that Kansas City is still looking for catching depth at the Triple-A level after the trade.
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"Astros trade Quintero and Bourgeois to KC for minor league LHP Kevin Chapman and PTBNL."
Ultimate Astros " Astros trade away outfielder Bourgeois, catcher Quintero
"KISSIMMEE, Fla. – The Astros have traded catcher Humberto Quintero and outfielder Jason Bourgeois to the Kansas City Royals in exchange for minor league lefthander Kevin Chapman and a player to be named later."
"KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- The Astros added a power left-handed arm to their organization, as well as cleared up their catching situation, by trading veteran catcher Humberto Quintero and outfielder Jason Bourgeois to the Royals on Tuesday in exchange for Minor League pitcher Kevin Chapman and a player to be named."
"Astros GM Jeff Luhnow said PTBNL will be "key component" of trade."
"No team can easily withstand the loss of its closer and starting catcher, and a low-revenue club such as the Kansas City Royals is even more challenged when injuries strike at those positions."