KANSAS CITY, Mo. —The Kansas City Royals traded outfielder Jose Guillen to the San Francisco Giants in exchange for a player to be named later and cash considerations.
The trade was announced today before the Giants hosted San Diego in an NL West showdown.
The 34-year old Guillen was hitting .255 with 16 home runs and 62 RBIs in 106 games for the Royals prior to being designated for assignment on Aug. 5. Kansas City had 10 days to trade or release him.
Guillen, an outfielder-designated hitter, was signed three years ago to a $36 million, three-year contract that made him the Royals' highest-paid player per year in team history. He is owed approximately $3.93 million from his $12 million salary this season.
The Giants will be Guillen's 10th major-league stop.