Pirates acquire Navarro from Kansas City

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The Pirates acquired Kansas City Royals infielder Yamaico Navarro from the Kansas City Royals in a trade this evening. The Pirates marted with minor league pitcher Brooks Pounders and infielder Diego Goris.

Navarro, 24, hit .206 in 42 career major league games -- 36 with the Red Sox and six with the Royals. He hit .264 with seven home runs and 11 doubles in 59 minor league games between the Red Sox' and Royals' Class AAA teams.

Pounders, 20, finished last season in Class A West Virginia, where he went 5-5 with a 3.68 ERA in 36 games. He made one start.

Goris, 20, has only seen action in the Dominican Summer League, where he is a career .302 batter in four seasons.

Navarro has played mostly at shortstop and third base in the majors and at nearly every position in the minor leagues, though mostly at shortstop.

The Pirates will make a corresponding move on the 40-man roster Thursday.


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