Royals trade Decker to Colorado

Earlier today, the KC Royals announced that they have traded minor leaguer Cody Decker to Colorado for cash.

Cody Decker

Cody Decker at the plate during spring training 2016 (Jen Nevius).

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!

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About Jen Nevius

I first became a KC Royals fan way back in 1995 when I attended my first Wilmington Blue Rocks game. I fell in love with minor league baseball then and began following the Royals as former Blue Rocks clawed their way to the big leagues. 3+ years ago I started covering the Royals for Aerys Sports, but since the site has been shut down, I am going out on my own.
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