By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Kansas City Royals announced on Sunday that they acquired outfielder Brian Goodwin in a trade with the Washington Nationals. In exchange for Goodwin, the Nationals are receiving minor-league pitcher Jacob Condra-Bogan.
The 27-year-old North Carolina native has spent the past three seasons with the Nationals. This season, through 48 games, he has .200 batting average with three home runs and 12 RBIs in 13 hits over 65 at-bats.
Goodwin appeared in a career-high 74 games during the 2017 season. He had .251 batting average with 13 home runs and 30 RBIs over 63 hits in 251 at-bats. He also had 21 doubles and one triple.
Outside of that breakout season, Goodwin has three home runs and 17 RBIs with five doubles, one triple three stolen bases in 25 hits over 107 at-bats.
Forty-four of his 88 career hits has gone for extra bases. He’s also played all three outfield positions, including 35 starts at center field, 28 in left field, and an addition 11 games in right field.
He was previously the Nationals first-round pick (34th overall) in the 2011 MLB Draft.
With the Royals, he will be a backup outfielder. Alex Gordon is the Royals starting left fielder, while Rosell Herrera is the starting center fielder. The former second baseman with the Cincinnati Reds is playing center field with the Royals in the last 21 games after being claimed off waivers on June 2nd, 2018.
Jorge Bonifacio is the Royals starting right fielder.
Condra-Bogan is a 23-year-old prospect, who was recently promoted to Wilmington Blue Rocks (Advanced Single-A). He went 1-1 with a 2.08 ERA in 16 games with the Lexington Legends (Single-A).