The Royals, until the end, held steady to their demand for a ready-now starting pitcher in return for veteran closer Jonathan Broxton before settling Tuesday for the best-available deal — two minor-league pitchers — just before the 3 p.m. deadline. "We tried to focus on bringing back a starting pitcher who could be in our rotation today," general manager Dayton Moore admitted. "Or if not today, certainly next year. It just didn't materialize for us."
Royals trade Broxton to Reds for two minor-league pitchers
Kansas City Star | Jul 31