Originally posted on PRO Rumors  |  Last updated 3/20/12
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 Wikipedia.org.
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