Herrera on being traded: A moment ‘I was not expecting’

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June 18, 2018 - 11:00 PM

Kelvin Herrera of the Kansas City Royals is being traded to the Washington Nationals.

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A carefree Kelvin Herrera was at his locker in the Royals clubhouse on Monday at Kauffman Stadium preparing for their game against Texas when manager Ned Yost summoned him into his office for a meeting with general manager Dayton Moore.

Considering the prime directive of the Royals right now is to replenish the farm system and whittle down payroll, given that they were 22-49 at game time and that Herrera is one of the best closers in baseball, what came next seemed inevitable to about anyone who follows the Royals and baseball.

Herrera, though, was stunned to be given the news he had been traded, Moore said, almost to the point where he felt blindsided.

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