The Royals announced that they have traded Donnie Joseph to the Marlins for cash considerations. Joseph was designated for assignment on June 24th.
Joseph has made seven appearances for KC over the last two years, amounting to a grand total of 6 innings and change. His lone 2014 outing took place earlier this month and he allowed six runs to the Tigers in the ninth inning which cost them the win. Looking past that small sample size, Joseph has done better at the Triple-A level. In parts of three seasons at Triple-A Omaha, Joseph owns a 3.76 ERA with 11.7 K/9 and 6.2 BB/9.
To make room on the roster for Joseph, Miami designated Brent Keys for assignment. Keys, a 23-year-old outfielder, has slashed .238/.371/.265 in 40 Double-A games this year.