Oakland Athletics to trade for Kansas City’s Homer Bailey

The Oakland Athletics have agreed to buy veteran starting pitcher Homer Bailey from the Kansas City Royals.

The Athletics launched they’re shopping for and promoting left-handed infielder Kevin Merrell, a former first-round select, to the Royals for Bailey. A former first-round select himself, Bailey is 7-6 with a 4.80 ERA in 18 begins this season.

Bailey has hit his stride within the newest weeks. He is 3-1 with a 3.35 ERA and 37 strikeouts in 43 innings all through his remaining eight begins.

Bailey is 74-83 with a 4.58 ERA since debuting with the Cincinnati Reds in 2007. He emerged as certainly one of many Reds’ prime youthful pitchers, throwing two no-hitters and going 42-34 with a 3.77 ERA in 110 begins from 2011 to 2014 sooner than accidents took their toll.

Bailey was scratched from his start with the Royals on Sunday. The Athletics have not launched when Bailey will make his workers debut.

Oakland entered play Sunday with a 52-41 doc. The Athletics are six video games behind the first-place Houston Astros throughout the AL West Division.

Oakland is half a sport ahead of the Cleveland Indians for the American League’s second wild-card spot. The Royals are a dismal 32-61.

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