The Royals announced Wednesday they optioned pitcher Aaron Brooks, infielder Orlando Calixte, outfielder Lane Adams and outfielder Jorge Bonifacio to Triple-A Omaha. They also reassigned pitcher Buddy Baumann, pitcher Brian Broderick, pitcher Casey Coleman, pitcher Joe Paterson, infielder Hunter Dozier, infielder Matt Fields, infielder Raul Mondesi and outfielder Bubba Starling to minor-league camp.
The Angels and Royals have completed a minor swap in which the latter acquired right-hander Brian Broderick for veteran infielder Johnny Giavotella. Giavotella, who was designated for assignment Thursday, has earned just 78 at-bats in the last two seasons combined. The 28-year-old Broderick pitched in 11 games for Washington in 2011, but has otherwise not hurled in a major league game.
The Nationals signed reliever Brian Broderick to minor-league contract and optioned him to Double-A Harrisburg the team announced Monday. Broderick was released by the Cardinals Saturday.
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