Royals trade outfielder Jon Jay for two pitchers

Royals trade outfielder Jon Jay for two pitchers
Posted at 8:07 PM, Jun 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-06 21:07:05-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Royals traded outfielder Jon Jay to the Arizona Diamondbacks Wednesday night.

In exchange, the Royals acquired right-handed pitcher Elvis Luciano and left-handed pitcher Gabe Speier. The Royals assigned both the pitchers to the minor leagues.

In 16 games in the Diamondbacks' Summer League and Arizona League teams, 18-year-old Luciano was 4-1 with a 2.84 ERA.

Speier has made 20 relief appearances for Arizona's Double-A team this year. In those games, he's 1-1 with a 3.03 ERA.

The Royals traded Jay after he signed a one-year deal in March of this year. So far this season, he's batting .307 with 28 runs scored.