Royals trade Pounders to Angels

The Kansas City Royals traded pitcher Brooks Pounders to the Los Angeles Angels

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Brooks Pounders appeared in 13 games -- all relief -- for the Royals last season.

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The Kansas City Royals traded pitcher Brooks Pounders to the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday, receiving pitcher Jared Ruxer in exchange.

Pounders, 26, appeared in 13 games -- all relief -- for the Royals last season. He finished the year with a 2-1 record and a 9.24 ERA.

Ruxer, 24, split the 2016 season between Burlington [Iowa] (A) and Inland Empire (A), posting a combined 3.08 ERA in 29 appearances and 19 starts and a 4-8 record.