Royals Acquire Infielder Devin Mann & Outfielder Derlin Figueora From Dodgers for Pitcher Ryan Yarbrough

KANSAS CITY, Mo.—The Kansas City Royals announced tonight that they have acquired minor league infielder Devin Mann and outfielder Derlin Figueroa (dair-leen fig-uh-ROH-uh) from the Los Angeles Dodgers for left-handed pitcher Ryan Yarbrough.

Mann, 26, has appeared in 89 games for the Dodgers Triple-A affiliate, slashing .307/.402/.541 (101-for-329, .943 OPS) with 33 doubles, 14 home runs and 50 walks. Over parts of five minor league seasons, he has batted .270 (454-for-1683) with 115 doubles, 65 home runs, 288 RBI in 485 games. Mann will report to Triple-A Omaha.

A right-handed hitter and thrower, he was originally selected by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 5th round of the 2018 Draft out of the University of Louisville (Ky.) and is ranked as the No. 29 prospect in the Dodgers system via MLB Pipeline.

Figueroa, who turns 20 on Sept. 7, is a left-handed hitting, right-handed throwing outfielder who has played in 31 games for the Arizona Complex League Dodgers, posting a .748 OPS with 16 runs scored, 4 doubles, 3 home runs, 21 RBI and 19 walks in 113 plate appearances. In parts of three professional seasons, he has slashed .233/.355/.379 (86-for-93) with 27 extra-base hits.

The outfielder was signed by the Dodgers as an international free agent on Feb. 1, 2021 out of Santo Domingo, D.R. He will report to the Arizona Complex League Royals.

Yarbrough, 31, pitched to a 4-5 record in his first season as a Royal, posting a 4.24 ERA (24 ER in 51.0 IP) across 14 games (7 starts) with 29 strikeouts to just 9 walks. In July, he went 3-1 with a 2.19 ERA (6 ER in 24.2 IP) with 15 strikeouts and 2 walks allowed (0.7 BB/9) in 4 starts.

With this move, the Royals 40-man roster is now at 39.

Derek Nester
Derek Nester
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 2020 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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