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Royals trade infielder Kelvin Gutierrez to Baltimore for cash considerations

KANSAS CITY, MO. (July 3, 2021) – The Kansas City Royals announced today that they have traded infielder Kelvin Gutierrez to the Baltimore Orioles for cash considerations.

Gutierrez, 26, appeared in 38 games with the Royals this season, batting .215 with four doubles, two triples, a homer and eight RBI, after being recalled on May 14. He was designated for assignment on June 28.

He made his Major League debut with Kansas City in 2019, appearing in 20 games during his first big league campaign and recorded 11 RBI, including at least one in eight of his first 11 contests. He was limited to just four games with the Royals in 2020 due to injury.

For more information, members of the media may contact the Royals Media Relations Department at (816) 921-8000.

Derek Nesterhttps://sunflowerstateradio.com
Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2021 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.

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