KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Kansas City Royals traded slugging first baseman Lucas Duda to the Atlanta Braves for cash considerations after their game against Detroit on Wednesday.
Duda signed a $3.5 million, one-year deal to take over for departed first baseman Eric Hosmer this season. But despite showing flashes of his prodigious power, Dudas hit just .242 with 13 homers and 48 RBIs while appeared in 87 games, making his trade somewhat imminent.
He heads from a last-place team in Kansas City to a first-place team in Atlanta.
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