Royals trade Andrew Benintendi to the Yankees, will receive three prospects back
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - The Kansas City Royals have traded outfielder Andrew Benintendi to the New York Yankees.
The Royals confirmed late Wednesday that they will receive three minor-league pitchers in return.
TJ Sikkema, Beck Way and Chandler Champlain are heading to the Royals, bringing the team’s roster to 39 players. They will announce a roster move tomorrow.
Two of the pitchers are considered Top 30 prospects in the Yankees farm system, according to MLB.com.
Benintendi was the Royals’ All-Star representative in 2022.
“Andrew Benintendi is a true professional and a great example of how a winning player prepares and competes,” Royals President of Baseball Operations Dayton Moore said in a statement. “It was an absolute joy for all of us with the Royals to have him with our organization and in our city.”
The Royals and Yankees play a four-game set beginning on Thursday.
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