Royals Trade Melky Cabrera to Giants for Pitcher Sanchez

The Kansas City Royals traded outfielder Melky Cabrera to the San Francisco Giants for pitchers Jonathan Sanchez and Ryan Verdugo, the Major League Baseball teams said.

Cabrera, 27, hit .305 with 18 home runs and 87 runs batted in last season.

Sanchez, 28, went 4-7 for the Giants with a 4.26 earned run average in 2011. Verdugo, 24, pitched in the minors.

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