The Baltimore Orioles have made a move to shore up their infield by acquiring Kelvin Gutierrez from the Kansas City Royals in exchange for cash considerations. He has been optioned to Baltimore’s Triple-A squad, the Norfolk Tides.
Gutierrez, 26, is in his third season in the majors as he departs Kansas City, where he has been for his entire career to this point. He’s appeared in 38 games for the Royals this season, batting .215 with 29 hits and nine runs.
Baltimore will hope Gutierrez can improve their batting on the season, as the team sits last in the American League with a 27-55 record. The Orioles will face the Los Angeles Angels this weekend for a three-game away series before taking on the Blue Jays and White Sox ahead of the All-Star break.