Royals trade for relief pitcher

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CINCINNATI (AP) -- The Cincinnati Reds have traded relief pitcher
Brad Salmon to the Kansas City Royals.
The Reds said Wednesday they will receive either a player to be
named or cash.
The 28-year-old Salmon made his major league debut in 2007. The
right-hander pitched in 26 games with an 0-1 record and 4.13 ERA
for the Reds while splitting time between Cincinnati and Triple-A
Louisville. He struck out 22 batters in 24 major league innings,
allowing 22 hits and walking 10.
He didn't figure into plans for this year's bullpen, fortified
in the offseason by the acquisitions of Francisco Cordero and
Jeremy Affeldt.
(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
APNP-03-19-08 1627CDT


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