Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/8/12
In separate deals Thursday, the Kansas City Royals traded two relievers who spent most of last season in their farm system. Right-hander Jeremy Jeffress went to the Toronto Blue Jays in a cash transaction, while left-hander Tommy Hottovy went to the Texas Rangers for a player to be named and cash. Both pitchers were designated for assignment Nov. 2, removing them from the Royals' 40-man roster. Jeffress was one of four players the Royals acquired from the Brewers in the 2010 trade that sent Zack Greinke to the Brewers. While Jeffress' fastball has been clocked at triple digits, command has been an issue. In parts of two seasons with the Royals, Jeffress went 1-1 with a 5.65 ERA in 27 relief appearances. He walked 24 and struck out 26 in 28 2/3 innings. Jeffress, 25, had a 6.75 ERA last season with 13 walks and 13 strikeouts in 13 1/3 innings. He made 37 relief appearances for Triple-A Omaha, going 5-4 with two saves and a 4.97 ERA. "It might be a good change, but I loved bei...
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