Royals Acquire John Whittleman

The Royals have acquired John Whittleman from the Rangers in exchange for a player to be named later, reports Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News (via Twitter).

Whittleman, 24, was selected by Texas in the second round of the 2005 amateur draft, but had yet to play above Double-A in the Rangers' system. In over 2,800 minor league plate appearances, the corner infielder has hit .242/.353/.389.


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9 Comments on "Royals Acquire John Whittleman"


Bo
4 years 5 months ago

Oh good… the Royals need a first baseman…

iains
4 years 5 months ago

Looks like the rangers wasted a draft pick

seanb1223
4 years 5 months ago

I’m sure he’s the first ever second round pick to fail to expectations.

4 years 5 months ago

its ok the Rangers waist their second round pick every year

MadmanTX
4 years 5 months ago

Eric Hosmer…come on down! Good trade, JD.

4 years 5 months ago

Seriously, is this really worth a stand alone post?

Dan Mazzaro
4 years 5 months ago

Thought it said Josh Willingham

Bo
4 years 5 months ago

Thought your handle said ‘Vin Mazzaro’

SlyderZ
4 years 5 months ago

Whittleman to KC~ It’s a “good grace trade”, for the Rangers. It opens a door for the future. KC has a lot of talent, that won’t make it through their log jam. Rangers have a foot in now, with this trade. Takes the rough off a little, from the Greinke deal being a little edgy. It’s a, “sure buddy, no problem” deal. We’ll benefit down the road. Treanor to KC later?