Alden Gonzalez discusses the royals’ mindset in trading with Andrew Benintendi of the Red Sox (1:24)

BOSTON – The Boston Red Sox sent Andrew Benintendi to the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday in a three-team deal that included the New York Mets, parting with the last member of the outfield trio, the Boston for profit the world in 2018 helped series

The Red Sox exchanged Benintendi along with an unspecified amount of money to the Royals for outfielder Franchy Cordero and two players to be named later Boston also received right-hander Josh Winckowski from the minor league and a player who later joined the Mets was named The Mets received from the Royals the outfield prospect Khalil Lee

“It’s not the first time our fans have been eliminated in the past year with a major player,” Red Sox chief baseball officer Chaim Bloom told reporters on a conference call late Wednesday night after the deal was announced, “I know that it’s hard, I know that it’s painful “

Benintendi, 26, led all 15-run players during the 2018 postseason run in Boston when he joined Mookie Betts and Jackie Bradley Jr came on the Red Sox outfield Betts, who was the American League MVP that season, was sold to the Los Angeles Dodgers on a payroll last spring, and Bradley is an unsigned free agent

“I wouldn’t have predicted it, but we’re where we are,” said Brian O’Halloran, general manager of Red Sox

“We remain confident that we will be a good match for Jackie,” said Bloom, “and we also realize that this may not be the case””

The Nr Benintendi was runner-up on the 2015 draft in the AL Rookie of the Year election in 17, beating 290 with 16 homers and 87 RBIs, while Boston set a franchise record of 108 regular season games and the 2018 World Series won

But his numbers fell a little over the next year, and much in the 2020 season shortened by the pandemic, when he only struggled 103. He also only played 14 games and ended up on the Aug injured list 12 for a strained right rib cage, with the Red Sox later ruling him out for the year

Overall, he hit 273 with 51 home runs, 260 RBIs, and 53 stolen bases for Boston; His 32 outfield assistants are the most in baseball for the past four years

“Andrew has had two years doing more than he showed on the field,” he said. “Last year I was optimistic about Andrew and I still am”

He still has one year left on a two-year $ 10 million deal that was closed in February 2020 before becoming an arbitrator in 2022 and becoming a free agent in 2023

Cordero, 26, was limited to 16 games in 2020 due to injuries and punches, 211 with two home runs and seven RBIs in 38 record appearances after acquiring from the San Diego Padres.He is a career 236 batsman with 12 homers in 95 games and may play all three field positions

Winckowski, 22, was named No. Ranked 1 20 prospects in Baseball America’s Mets system Round of the Toronto Blue Jays in 2016 He was Northwest League Pitcher of the Year and an Post-Season All-Star while at Class A Vancouver in 2018. He reached the Advanced A Ball in 2019 and has a 335 ERA and 1297 whip in minors

Lee was drafted by the royals in the third round in 2016 and named Baseball America Rookie All-Star for his rookie ball game this year.He achieved Double-A in 2018 and 2019, and has played in for the past two years of the Puerto Rican Winter League He has a 256 average in the minor leagues with 37 home runs and 192 RBIs in 1st719 record appearances

Andrew Benintendi, Franchy Cordero

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