A’s trade with Kansas City Royals for starting pitcher

first_imgOAKLAND — With the slow returns of Jesus Luzardo, Sean Manaea and Jharel Cotton to the big leagues — and Frankie Montas’ suspension —  the Oakland A’s decided to act fast in the starting pitching market.GM Dave Forst made the call to Kansas City a few days ago and, Sunday morning both teams pulled the trigger: the A’s acquired 33-year-old right-handed starter Homer Bailey (7-6, 4.80) for 23-year-old minor league infielder Kevin Merrell, who was playing in Double-A Midland.“With a starting …last_img