The Yankees have traded infielder Ryan McBroom to the Royals in exchange for international signing bonus pool money and a player to be named later or cash considerations, according to announcements from both clubs.
Despite quality offensive performance at the highest levels of the minors in recent years, the 27-year-old McBroom is still waiting for his first taste of major league action. Considering that Kansas City’s Triple-A affiliate is ending their season within days, it stands to reason that this move was made with the club expecting to bring up McBroom for a September look.
Across 2911 minor-league at-bats since being taken by Toronto in the 15th round of the 2014 draft, McBroom has mustered a .288/.353/.472 batting line and 101 home runs. With Scranton Wilkes-Barre this year, the righty swinger has mashed to a 145 wRC+ and .315/.403/.570 slash.