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Royals trade Brandon Moss and Ryan Buchter to the Athletics

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Update (9:15 PM ET): Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that the A’s “will try to find a taker for Moss.” Which, um, awkward.

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Rustin Dodd of the Kansas City Star reports that the Royals have traded 1B/DH Brandon Moss and reliever Ryan Buchter to the Athletics in exchange for pitcher Jesse Hahn and minor league pitcher Heath Fillmyer. The Royals are also sending $3.25 million to the Athletics, per MLB.com’s Jeffrey Flanagan.

Moss, 34, hit .207/.279/.428 with 22 home runs and 50 RBI in 401 plate appearances for the Royals last season. The Athletics are already well set up at any position Moss would play — Khris Davis at DH, Matt Olson at first base, Matt Joyce and Stephen Piscotty in the corner outfield — so Moss appears to be in line for a bench role.

Buchter, 30, compiled an aggregate 2.89 ERA with a 65/26 K/BB ratio in 65 1/3 innings. The left-hander is under team control through 2021, so he figures to be a mainstay in the Athletics’ bullpen for at least a little while. There’s a very good chance the A’s end up trading him before he hits free agency.

Hahn, 28, struggled over the last two seasons, finishing with a 6.02 ERA in nine starts in 2016 and a 5.30 ERA in 13 starts and one relief appearance last year. He is also under team control through 2021, so the Royals are getting a pitcher who can contribute out of the rotation or out of the bullpen relatively cheaply.

Fillmyer, 23, was selected by the Athletics in the fifth round of the 2014 draft. MLB Pipeline listed him as the club’s 18th-best prospect. Last season, with Double-A Midland, he put up a 3.49 ERA with a 115/51 K/BB ratio in 149 2/3 innings. Fillmyer projects to be a back end starting pitcher once he reaches the big leagues.

Carlos Martinez was hospitalized for respiratory problems over the weekend

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Last night Cardinals closer Carlos Martinez picked up his 20th save in his team’s win over the Nats. This past weekend was far less fun for him.

Martinez rejoined the team yesterday, two days after he was hospitalized to deal with respiratory issues that were ultimately determined to be allergies and asthma, which have given him issues over the past couple of years. Martinez said that he was having trouble breathing during Saturday’s game against the Brewers at Busch Stadium and went to the hospital for tests. He stayed overnight and was released on Sunday.

Yesterday was back to business. He came into the game with two outs in the ninth and threw only two pitches. Strike one to Ryan Zimmerman before getting him to line out to center field and end the game. Sure beats the hospital.