Earlier today, the KC Royals announced that they have traded minor leaguer Cody Decker to Colorado for cash.
Decker will go from Triple-A Omaha (who is playing in Round Rock) to Triple-A Albuquerque. Decker was hitting .278 in seven games (5-for-18) with a double, three home runs, four runs scored, and five RBIs.
The move of Decker opens things up. What the Royals will do remains to be seen.
They could activate infielder Angel Franco, who is with the Storm Chasers but not on the active roster.
The move of Decker could be a precursor of things to come. One, Cheslor Cuthbert could platoon with Balbino Fuenmayor at first base (and DH). That would make room for Hunter Dozier to be promoted from Double-A to play third base. Dozier is hitting .316 with three doubles and four home runs.
Two, Mauricio Ramos could play third base every day with NW Arkansas (instead of playing some first base with Frank Schwindel). Then, a Dozier promotion would open the door for Ryan O’Hearn to be promoted from High-A Wilmington. Though O’Hearn has racked up the strikeouts the last two days (five and counting), he is hitting .392 with five doubles and three home runs.
Best of luck to Cody with the Rockies!