MILWAUKEE, WI (WSAU) The Milwaukee Brewers sent outfielder Norichicka Aoki to the Kansas City Royals for left-handed pitcher Will Smith.
The Brewers had a club option for Aoki for 2014 at 1.9 million. The Brewers are expected to move Ryan Braun to right field and start Khris Davis in left.
Smith is a 24 year old with a 91 MPH fast-ball and has been both a starter and reliever in the major leagues. Last year he pitched in 19 games for the Royals at the major league level going 2-1 with a 3.24 ERA.