Royals Trade OF Brett Eibner To Athletics For OF Billy Burns

The Oakland Athletics and Kansas City Royals have agreed to a swap of outfielders. The Royals are getting Billy Burns and the A's are getting Brett Eibner.

It's a minor swap for both teams, although both could play reserve outfielder roles in the very near future. Eibner had been optioned to Triple-A yesterday. Both players were currently at the Triple-A level, but had spent time in the majors this year. 

Burns posted a .294 batting average with 26 stolen bases last year, but regressed to .234 batting average this season. He's a speedy player, and had 14 steals this year. 

In Eibner's first season, he hit .231 in a backup role. He had three homers and no steals.

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