Courtesy: Kansas City Royals
KANSAS CITY, MO The Kansas City Royals today prior to the 3 p.m. CDT non-waiver trade deadline acquired minor league left-handed reliever Donnie Joseph and right-handed starter J.C. Sulbaran (SOOL-buh-ron) from the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for right-handed reliever Jonathan Broxton.
Joseph, 24, has appeared at both the Double and Triple-A levels in 2012, most recently recording a 4-1 record with five saves and a 2.86 ERA in 18 relief appearances for Louisville (AAA). The 6-foot-3 southpaw was 4-2 with 13 saves and a 0.89 ERA in 26 outings for Pensacola (AA). In 52.1 combined innings, the Buda, Texas native walked 17 and struck out 68, holding the opposition to a .188 batting average. Originally a third-round selection by the Reds in 2009 out of the University of Houston, Joseph was the Reds Minor League Pitcher of the Year in 2010 and has appeared in Major League camp with Cincinnati the last two seasons.
The 22-year-old Sulbaran, whose full nam...