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Royals acquire RHP Albert Abreu from Rangers

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Apr 29, 2022; Arlington, Texas, USA; Texas Rangers relief pitcher Albert Abreu (36) throws to the plate during the sixth inning against the Atlanta Braves at Globe Life Field. Mandatory Credit: Raymond Carlin III-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Raymond Carlin III-USA TODAY Sports

The Kansas City Royals acquired right-hander Albert Abreu from the Texas Rangers in exchange for minor league right-hander Yohanse Morel on Thursday night.

Abreu, who was designated for assignment on Monday, had a 3.12 ERA in seven relief outings for Texas this season. He was on the injured list from April 30-May 23 due to a sprained left ankle, and he made three scoreless appearances on a rehab assignment with Triple-A Round Rock.

Abreu, 26, was part of a three-player trade on April 2 that brought him to Texas from the New York Yankees.

Morel, 21, was 2-2 with a 4.08 ERA in 10 relief appearances for Class-A Quad Cities this season. He averaged 10.7 strikeouts per nine innings. Texas assigned Morel to Class-A Hickory.

–Field Level Media