The Royals have acquired outfielder Josh Willingham from the Twins for pitcher Jason Adam on Monday, the team announced. Willingham batted .210 with 12 homers and 34 RBI in 224 at-bats. Adam went 5-9 with a 4.67 ERA in 113 2/3 innings in the minors this season.
The Royals announced several roster moves Monday, which included sending top pitching prospect Kyle Zimmer to minor-league camp. Jason Adam, Aaron Brooks, Sugar Ray Marimon, Juan Graterol, Brandon Laird, Jorge Bonifacio, Gorkys Hernandez, Melky Mesa and Paulo Orlando were also reassigned to minor-league camp.
The Royals also optioned Chris Dwyer to Triple-A Omaha, while optioning John Lamb, Cheslor Cuthbert and Lane Adams to Double-A Northwest Arkansas.