The Kansas City T-Bones have had a busy week, trading right-handed pitcher Matt Sergey to the Sugar Land Skeeters for outfielder David Harris, then flipping Harris to the New Jersey Jackals for a pair of 27-year-old veterans.
One, first baseman/designated hitter Art Charles, was Baseball America’s Minor League Player of the Year in 2016. He’s an eight-year minor-league veteran who has been drafted by three major-league clubs, including the Royals in 2009 (Round 39).
The other player player acquired by KC’s independent-league ballclub is a guy whose name should be easy enough to remember: Jose Jose. The Dominican lefty is 13-23 with a 3.03 ERA in 291 1/3 minor-league innings.
On Monday, the T-Bones signed infielder Zach Walters, who spent 18 games with the T-Bones in 2017 before his contract was purchased by the Royals. Walters played eight games at Class AA Northwest Arkansas and one at Class AAA Omaha last year.
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The T-Bones’ first home game is May 22. Tickets are available at 913-328-5618 or the T-Bones’ stadium box office in Kansas City, Kan.