Astros Acquire D’Andre Toney From Royals

The Astros announced that they have acquired outfielder D’Andre Toney from the Royals as the player to be named later in the March 20th trade that sent Jason Bourgeois and Humberto Quintero to Kansas City.  Toney was drafted by the Royals in the 14th round last year.

Drafted players cannot be traded until they have been in professional baseball for a year which is why Toney was made to be a PTBNL rather than in the initial trade.  The 20-year-old hit .340/.432/.587 in 43 games last year for the Royals' Arizona League affiliate.  At the time of the deal, Astros GM Jeff Luhnow noted that the PTBNL would be the "key component" of the trade.

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