The Royals have traded outfielder Terrance Gore to the New York Yankees for cash considerations. He will not be on the Yankees’ 40-man roster, as he cleared waivers, and will report to their Triple-A affiliate in Scranton-Wilkes Barre.
The 28-year old Gore appeared in 37 games for the Royals before he was designated for assignment last week to make room for Bubba Starling. He hit .275/.362/.353 in a career-high 58 plate appearances with 13 steals in 18 attempts. The Royals used him as a pinch-runner 16 times, and he stole five bases in those appearances.
The Royals traded Gore to the Cubs last summer for cash considerations, and Gore appeared in one post-season game for Chicago last fall, swiping a base, scoring a run, and even getting to bat twice. The Royals re-signed him to a Major League contract last winter and kept him on the roster for the first three months of the season. He has five stolen bases in nine career post-season games and could be a valuable weapon for the Yankees this October.
The trade is the third deal of the week for the Royals. Earlier this week they shipped pitcher Homer Bailey to the Athletics for minor league infielder Kevin Merrell and Martín Maldonado to the Cubs for pitcher Mike Montgomery.