With the end of July coming up so approaches the MLB trade deadline. Teams with expectations for the playoffs will look to add pieces to get them to the World Series and teams who are rebuilding are looking to unload players as they prepare for the future. The Royals, who are a team preparing for the future, have already made two trades prior to the deadline. KC sent Starting Pitcher Homer Bailey to the A's for Oakland's 17th ranked prospect Infielder Kevin Merrell. Then last night the Royal's sent starting Catcher Martin Maldonado to the Chicago Cubs in exchange for pitcher Mike Montgomery.
Montgomery, who was originally drafted by the Royals in 2008, hasn't had a great 2019 but has a below 4 ERA for his career in 472 innings pitched. The 30 year old should be much need help for a struggling pitching staff.