Found March 20, 2012 on PRO Rumors:
The Kansas City Royals have acquired catcher Humberto Quintero and outfielder Jason Bourgeois from the Houston Astros in exchange for Kevin Chapman and a player to be named later according to several reports. With Salvador Perez's injury the Royals were looking for a backup catcher to fill Perez's hole while he recovers. Quintero is a career .234/.368/.321 hitter with 15 HR's in 1075 AB's throughout nine years with the Astros and Padres. He has a CS% (caught stealing) of 32 throughout his career behind the plate (2,732 innings). Bourgeois has a .262/.307/.324 career hitting line, with 2 HR's in 401 AB's throughout four Major League seasons. In his two first Minor League seasons, Chapman is 2-5 with a 5.06 ERA in 80 innings for the Royals' A+ and AA clubs. He also has a career 0.8 HR/9, 4.0 BB/9 and 12.4 SO/9. Image taken from

Royals acquire catcher Quintero from Astros

Courtesy: Royals Media Relations SURPRISE, AZ The Kansas City Royals today announced that the club has acquired catcher Humberto Quintero and outfielder Jason Bourgeois from the Houston Astros in exchange for minor league pitcher Kevin Chapman and a minor league player to be named. To make room on the Royals 40-man roster, the club placed catchers Salvador Perez (surgery on left...

BREAKING NEWS: Astros trade Jason Bourgeois and Humberto Quintero

Brian McTaggert from is reporting that the Astros have dealt both Jason Bourgeois and Humberto Quintero. At this time, it is unclear as to who the two have been traded to, but McTaggert and Houston Chronicle beatwriter Zachary Levine have reported that both were scratched from action today and were seen saying their last goodbyes with their teammates following...

Royals P Soria to have sore elbow checked

Kansas City Royals closer Joakim Soria will have his sore right elbow checked by Dr. Lewis Yokum in Los Angeles on Tuesday. Soria left Sunday's game after retiring only one of five batters he faced and said after the outing that his elbow felt "really bad." Royals spokesman Mike Swanson said Monday the team believes Soria has some damage in his area of his ulnar collateral...

Royals acquire Bourgeois and Quintero

The Royals get outfielder Jason Bourgeois and catcher Humerto Quintero in a trade with the Houston Astros for minor league lefty, Kevin Chapman and a player to be named later. Humerto Quintero, 32, will be sharing the catching duties for the Royals while Salvador Perez recovers from his knee injury. Quintero will get $1 million [...]

Lance Berkman accuses Bud Selig of extortion. America says duh all at once.

…now we all can’t talk until Lance Berkman says our name three times. In all seriousness, the Cardinals slugger had a few choice words for the way the commish handled the sale of the Houston Astros this offseason. EXTORTION! If you’ll recall, part of the agreement to push the sale through was for Houston, who has been in the National League since the 1960s, was to move to...

Common Man Ascends To Royalty

Jason Bourgeois was traded to Royals with Humberto Quintero.  Fun fact:  Did you know Humberto Quadtero weighs exactly a quarter less than Quintero?  When the trade was announced, Bourgeois said he’d once and for all bring down the tyrannical rule of the Royals and restore a society where Lorenzo Cain lost 75 to 100 at-bats and The Guido Playing 2nd Base lost 100 at-bats. ...

Royals mull closing options after Soria injury

The second opinion that Royals closer Joakim Soria was seeking regarding his injured right elbow confirmed the original diagnosis Soria indeed has the worst-case scenario, which is damage to the ulnar collateral ligament. Soria has indicated he now will take a few days of leave to determine what his next course of action will be. One option would be Tommy John surgery, which...

Soria, Bullpen Depth, and Trade Value

Royals closer Joakim Soria left a spring training game on Sunday with a sore right elbow, a frustrating development for a player looking to rebound from a sub-par 2012. As of this writing, there is no word on whether the issue will cause Soria to miss any time to start the season. If Soria does miss time, it may not have that much of an impact on Kansas City because the team has...

There’s no longer a reason to hate the Houston Astros

Yesterday around the time you were walking to unlock your car in your work parking lot, the Houston Astros traded Jason Bourgeois and Humberto Quintero to the Kansas City Royals for the one thing slightly above the dreaded “future considerations”. They got a minor leaguer you’ve never heard of to go with more minor league caliber guys you’ve never heard of and a player to...

Royals' Soria to undergo elbow surgery

Kansas City Royals closer Joakim Soria will undergo reconstructive elbow surgery and will miss the season. The surgery is scheduled for April 3. Soria made the decision Friday after being examined by Dr. James Andrews in Birmingham, Ala., for a third opinion. He had already been diagnosed with right elbow ligament damage by the Royals physicians and Dr. Lewis Yocum, who will perform...

Soria sidelined with elbow injury

Kansas City Royals closer Joakim Soria faces the possibility of a second Tommy John surgery, the team announced Monday. Soria was taken out of Sunday's spring training game against the Cleveland Indians after retiring only one of five batters he faced and said after the outing that his elbow felt ''really bad.'' An MRI on Monday revealed Soria suffered damage...

Lyles struggles as Astros fall to Cardinals

ISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) -- Kyle Lohse allowed one run and three hits in five innings, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Houston Astros 6-1 Tuesday. Matt Holliday hit a two-run triple in a three-run first against Jordan Lyles and scored on Lance Berkman's a sacrifice fly. Lyles, competing for a spot in Houston's rotation, gave up four runs and seven hits in five innings....

Alcides’s Offensive Outlook

The Royals were wise to lock up Alcides Escobar for the foreseeable future. Talented, young shortstops don’t grow on trees and Escobar will help the team through his own performance, or as a trade chip given his age and the team-friendly nature of the contract. As Carson Cistulli analyzed on Friday, the Royals will pay the 25-year old shortstop $10.5 million over the next years...

Royals 8, Athletics 3

Kansas City pitcher Luis Mendoza was knocked out of the game in the second inning after being struck by a Brandon Allen single during the Royals' 8-3 win over the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday. Mendoza, who has allowed one run in 11 2-3 innings in four starts, bruised left hamstring and is day to day. Oakland was playing its last game in Arizona before leaving for Tokyo, where...
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