by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
Royals send down Fuentes, add Calixte for infield depth
The Royals recalled infielder Orlando Calixte and optioned outfielder Reymond Fuentes down to Triple-A Omaha, per the Kansas City Star. Calixte began the minor-league season with a .154 batting average (4 for 26) with two walks, three runs scored, a double, a home run and an RBI in seven games. The move gives Kansas City infield depth after Alcides Escobar went down with a left knee sprain and contusion. Christian Colon got the start at shortstop in Escobar's place on Saturday.
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
Royals promote Reymond Fuentes, demote Terrance Gore
The Royals have performed an outfielder swap, sending Terrance Gore to the minors and promoting Reymond Fuentes. Gore received no at-bats after his call-up Wednesday. Fuentes, who played briefly for San Diego in 2013, was off to an 8-for-18 start for Triple-A Omaha.
by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer
Royals announce slew of roster moves Sunday
The Royals made a number of roster moves after Sunday's game including optioning Michael Mariot, Yohan Pino, Francisco Pena, Cheslor Cuthbert and Reymond Fuentes to Triple-A Omaha. They also optioned pitcher Brandon Finnegan to Double-A Northwest Arkansas and Terrance Gore to High-A Wilmington. In addition, Kansas City re-assigned Parker Morin and Brett Eibner to their minor-league camp, the team announced.
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
Padres flip Reymond Fuentes for Royals pitcher Kyle Bartsch
The Padres have traded Reymond Fuentes to the Royals for pitcher Kyle Bartsch, according to MLB.com. The 23-year-old Fuentes hit .294/.363/.416 over two minor-league levels last year. Bartsch posted a 2.29 ERA in High A over 55 innings.
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
Reymond Fuentes could provide cheap steals
If the name Reymond Fuentes sounds familiar to you, it's because he was the other guy who came over to the Padres in the deal that sent Adrian Gonzalez to the Red Sox for top prospects Anthony Rizzo and Casey Kelly three years ago. While at the time, Fuentes wasn't highly regarded as those two, he was a prospect in his own right. He just took a little longer to arrive. But arrive he did Monday, starting in center field for the Padres. Considering they've relied on light-hitting Alexi Amarista as their primary option at that position for the better part of this season, Fuentes should get a chance to play regularly, if only against righties So what can he do for you in Fantasy? Like I said, he has a definite pedigree, and though he fell off the map with his struggles at Double-A San Antonio last year, he came back strong with a .330 batting average, .861 OPS and 35 steals in 400 at-bats between Double- and Triple-A this year. And he arrives red hot, batting .418 (23 for 55) for Triple-A Tucson at the time of his promotion. Fuentes won't hit many homers, but he should get on base enough to make an immediate impact in steals, even in a platoon role. I wouldn't value him over Rajai Davis, Emilio Bonifacio or even L.J. Hoes if I needed help in that category, but he's another useful alternative.
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
Padres bring up Reymond Fuentes, option Jaff Decker
The Padres selected the contract of outfielder Reymond Fuentes Monday, MLB.com reports. The team optioned outfielder Jaff Decker to Triple-A Tucson in the corresponding roster move. The 22-year-old Fuentes has spent most of his season at Double-A San Antonio. He's combined to hit .330 with six homers, 43 RBI and 35 stolen bases over 107 games at Double- and Triple-A. The 23-year-old Decker heads back to Tucson after hitting .154 over 26 at-bats with a homer and two RBI in his first cup of coffee in the majors.
by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer
Padres pleased with Fuentes' work
MLB.com reports Padres OF prospect Reymond Fuentes, who was acquired this offseason in the Adrian Gonzalez trade, has made a favorable impression on his new organization. Fuentes, who played in Sunday's Futures Game, is batting .287 with a .359 on-base percentage in 77 games for Class A Lake Elsinore. More importantly, he has netted 34 stolen bases. "Rey is on track and has not missed a step in joining a new organization," Padres director of player development Randy Smith told MLB.com. "We have impressed upon him the importance of perfecting his speed game; bunting for hits, increasing walk rate. He has improved in all areas. His game fits perfectly for PETCO -- tremendous speed, long strides, a graceful runner. He needs to continue to work on refining his game."