Rumor: Quintero and Bourgeois traded. Zachary Levine tweet - Humberto Quintero saying goodbyes. Brian McTaggart tweet - Jason Bourgeois tells teammates goodbye Steve Campbell tweet - Jason Bourgeois and Humberto Quintero shaking hands and saying goodbyes to teammates. Both say they don’t know where they’ve been traded.

Matt Thomas @SportsMT Hearing Jason Bourgeois and Humberto and Humberto Quintero are on the verge of being traded to Kansas City. Team has no comment.

There was a rumor the Astros were interested in John Lannan from Washinton and that Bourgeois had the Nationals interest. Thought I doubt he and Q were enough for Lannan...even if the Astros were willing to take on all $5m of his salary.

Kansas City Royals @Royals [rQUOTEr]#Royals acquire C Humberto Quintero and OF Jason Bourgeois from Astros for minor league lefty Kevin Chapman and a player to be named.[/rQUOTEr] Zachary Levine @zacharylevine [rQUOTEr]New Astro Kevin Chapman a high-K lefty, 110 in 80 career IP, but a 5.06 ERA. 24 yrs old, played in 2011 at high A and AA.[/rQUOTEr] Steve Campbell @CampbellChron Reply Retweet Favorite · Open [rQUOTEr]LHP Kevin Chapman was a fourth-round pick in 2010 who has fanned 110 batters in 80 professional innings. Pitched A and AA last season.[/rQUOTEr]

Here's an overview on Chapman... seems like he has the stuff to be a very good reliever, if he can harness his command. For a terrible catcher and mediocre reserve outfielder (both veterans), I think this is a nice move for Luhnow. http://royalrevival.blogspot.com/2012/01/prospect-countdown-25-kevin-chapman.html

Kevin Chapman Bats: Left, Throws: Left Height: 6’ 4", Weight: 210 lb. Born: February 19, 1988 in Coral Springs, Florida, US (Age 24) Drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 42nd round of the 2006 MLB June Amateur Draft, the Chicago White Sox in the 50th round of the 2009 MLB June Amateur Draft and the Kansas City Royals in the 4th round of the 2010 MLB June Amateur Draft.

12.4 SO/9 (2 year minor league average) is eye popping, as is his 5.06 ERA. Time for Luhnow to work his player development magic.

2 guys we didn't have room for 2 prospects is a great small deal. We already have our two catchers and I have to think this means Shuck will make the team. Hopefully it works out for Q and Bourgeois as well.

Per MLBTR http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2012/03/royals-acquire-bourgeois-quintero.html Bourgeois and Quintero to the Royals for LHP Kevin Chapman and a PTBNL. I don't know anything about Chapman, but Bourgeois and Quintero seemed quite expendable to me, so I am glad we got something for them.

Sounds like they've already agreed on the player. May be a good idea to peruse the Royals last draft for options. PTBNL is often a recently drafted player who can't be traded until 1 year after signing his pro contract.

Sorry, I just noticed it being discussed in the Spring Training thread. I guess this small trade might not warrant its own thread, so delete or lock if necessary.

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JC</td><td>P.R.</td></tr> <tr><td>2011</td><td>7</td><td>216</td><td>Royals</td><td> </td><td> </td><td>Kellen Moen</td><td>RHP</td><td>4YR</td><td>Oregon</td><td>Ore.</td></tr> <tr><td>2011</td><td>8</td><td>246</td><td>Royals</td><td> </td><td> </td><td>Evan Beal</td><td>RHP</td><td>HS</td><td>South County HS, Lorton, Va.</td><td>Va.</td></tr> <tr><td>2011</td><td>9</td><td>276</td><td>Royals</td><td> </td><td> </td><td>Aaron Brooks</td><td>RHP</td><td>4YR</td><td>Cal State San Bernardino</td><td>Calif.</td></tr> <tr><td>2011</td><td>10</td><td>306</td><td>Royals</td><td> </td><td> </td><td>Matt Murray</td><td>RHP</td><td>4YR</td><td>Georgia Southern</td><td>Ga.</td></tr> <tr><td>2011</td><td>11</td><td>336</td><td>Royals</td><td> </td><td> </td><td>Jerrell Allen</td><td>OF</td><td>HS</td><td>Milford (Del.) HS</td><td>Del.</td></tr> <tr><td>2011</td><td>12</td><td>366</td><td>Royals</td><td> </td><td> </td><td>Adam Schemenauer</td><td>LHP</td><td>HS</td><td>Park Hill South HS, Riverside, Mo.</td><td>Mo.</td></tr> <tr><td>2011</td><td>13</td><td>396</td><td>Royals</td><td> </td><td> </td><td>Stephen Lumpkins</td><td>LHP</td><td>4YR</td><td>American (D.C.)</td><td>D.C.</td></tr> <tr><td>2011</td><td>14</td><td>426</td><td>Royals</td><td> </td><td> </td><td>D'Andre Toney</td><td>OF</td><td>JC</td><td>Gulf Coast (Fla.) CC</td><td>Fla.</td></tr> <tr><td>2011</td><td>15</td><td>456</td><td>Royals</td><td> </td><td> </td><td>Dean Espy</td><td>1B</td><td>4YR</td><td>UCLA</td><td>Calif.</td></tr> <tr><td>2011</td><td>16</td><td>486</td><td>Royals</td><td> </td><td> </td><td>Jack Lopez</td><td>SS</td><td>HS</td><td>Deltona (Fla.) HS</td><td>Fla.</td></tr> <tr><td>2011</td><td>17</td><td>516</td><td>Royals</td><td> </td><td> </td><td>Nicholas Cuckovich</td><td>3B</td><td>JC</td><td>Riverside (Calif.) CC</td><td>Calif.</td></tr> <tr><td>2011</td><td>18</td><td>546</td><td>Royals</td><td> </td><td> </td><td>Andy Ferguson</td><td>RHP</td><td>4YR</td><td>Arkansas State</td><td>Ark.</td></tr> <tr><td>2011</td><td>19</td><td>576</td><td>Royals</td><td> </td><td> </td><td>Matt Flemer</td><td>RHP</td><td>4YR</td><td>California</td><td>Calif.</td></tr> <tr><td>2011</td><td>20</td><td>606</td><td>Royals</td><td> </td><td> </td><td>Terrance Gore</td><td>OF</td><td>JC</td><td>Gulf Coast (Fla.) CC</td><td>Fla.</td></tr> <tr><td>2011</td><td>21</td><td>636</td><td>Royals</td><td> </td><td> </td><td>Kenny Swab</td><td>C</td><td>4YR</td><td>Virginia</td><td>Va.</td></tr> <tr><td>2011</td><td>22</td><td>666</td><td>Royals</td><td> </td><td> </td><td>Dave Middendorf</td><td>LHP</td><td>4YR</td><td>Northern Kentucky</td><td>Ky.</td></tr> <tr><td>2011</td><td>23</td><td>696</td><td>Royals</td><td> </td><td> </td><td>Lance Harper</td><td>C</td><td>JC</td><td>Scottsdale (Ariz.) CC</td><td>Ariz.</td></tr> <tr><td>2011</td><td>24</td><td>726</td><td>Royals</td><td> </td><td> </td><td>Spencer Patton</td><td>RHP</td><td>4YR</td><td>Southern Illinois-Edwardsville</td><td>Ill.</td></tr> <tr><td>2011</td><td>25</td><td>756</td><td>Royals</td><td> </td><td> </td><td>Mark Threlkeld</td><td>3B</td><td>4YR</td><td>Louisiana Tech</td><td>La.</td></tr> <tr><td>2011</td><td>26</td><td>786</td><td>Royals</td><td> </td><td> </td><td>Joseph Moorefield</td><td>LHP</td><td>4YR</td><td>Clemson</td><td>S.C.</td></tr> <tr><td>2011</td><td>27</td><td>816</td><td>Royals</td><td> </td><td> </td><td>Lee Clubb</td><td>OF</td><td>HS</td><td>Iowa Park (Texas) HS</td><td>Texas</td></tr> <tr><td>2011</td><td>28</td><td>846</td><td>Royals</td><td> </td><td> </td><td>Jordan Ramsey</td><td>RHP</td><td>HS</td><td>North Davidson HS, Lexington, N.C.</td><td>N.C.</td></tr> <tr><td>2011</td><td>29</td><td>876</td><td>Royals</td><td> </td><td> </td><td>Jake Junis</td><td>RHP</td><td>HS</td><td>Rock Falls (Ill.) HS</td><td>Ill.</td></tr> <tr><td>2011</td><td>30</td><td>906</td><td>Royals</td><td> </td><td> </td><td>Christian Binford</td><td>RHP</td><td>HS</td><td>Mercersburg (Pa.) Academy</td><td>Pa.</td></tr> <tr><td>2011</td><td>31</td><td>936</td><td>Royals</td><td> </td><td> </td><td>Chris Serritella</td><td>1B</td><td>4YR</td><td>Southern Illinois</td><td>Ill.</td></tr> <tr><td>2011</td><td>32</td><td>966</td><td>Royals</td><td> </td><td> </td><td>Nick Piscotty</td><td>RHP</td><td>HS</td><td>Amador Valley HS, Pleasanton, Calif.</td><td>Calif.</td></tr> <tr><td>2011</td><td>33</td><td>996</td><td>Royals</td><td> </td><td> </td><td>Abel Gonzales</td><td>LHP</td><td>4YR</td><td>Rice</td><td>Texas</td></tr> <tr><td>2011</td><td>34</td><td>1026</td><td>Royals</td><td> </td><td> </td><td>Ali Williams</td><td>RHP</td><td>4YR</td><td>Charleston Southern</td><td>S.C.</td></tr> <tr><td>2011</td><td>35</td><td>1056</td><td>Royals</td><td> </td><td> </td><td>Gabriel Gray</td><td>OF</td><td>HS</td><td>Hazelhurst (Miss.) HS</td><td>Miss.</td></tr> <tr><td>2011</td><td>36</td><td>1086</td><td>Royals</td><td> </td><td> </td><td>Christian Witt</td><td>RHP</td><td>4YR</td><td>Truman State (Mo.)</td><td>Mo.</td></tr> <tr><td>2011</td><td>37</td><td>1116</td><td>Royals</td><td> </td><td> </td><td>Matt Wessinger</td><td>SS</td><td>4YR</td><td>St. John's</td><td>N.Y.</td></tr> <tr><td>2011</td><td>38</td><td>1146</td><td>Royals</td><td> </td><td> </td><td>Andrew Durden</td><td>RHP</td><td>4YR</td><td>Nova Southeastern (Fla.)</td><td>Fla.</td></tr> <tr><td>2011</td><td>39</td><td>1176</td><td>Royals</td><td> </td><td> </td><td>Garrett Mattlage</td><td>SS</td><td>HS</td><td>West HS, Stinnett, Texas</td><td>Texas</td></tr> <tr><td>2011</td><td>40</td><td>1206</td><td>Royals</td><td> </td><td> </td><td>Ben Waldrip</td><td>1B</td><td>4YR</td><td>Jacksonville State (Ala.)</td><td>Ala.</td></tr> <tr><td>2011</td><td>41</td><td>1236</td><td>Royals</td><td> </td><td> </td><td>Travis Lane</td><td>C</td><td>JC</td><td>Central Arizona JC</td><td>Ariz.</td></tr> <tr><td>2011</td><td>42</td><td>1266</td><td>Royals</td><td> </td><td> </td><td>Joey Hawkins</td><td>2B</td><td>HS</td><td>Sinclair SS, Whitby, Ont.</td><td>Ontario</td></tr> <tr><td>2011</td><td>43</td><td>1296</td><td>Royals</td><td> </td><td> </td><td>Tyler Chism</td><td>OF</td><td>4YR</td><td>Gonzaga</td><td>Wash.</td></tr> <tr><td>2011</td><td>44</td><td>1326</td><td>Royals</td><td> </td><td> </td><td>Andrew Vasquez</td><td>RHP</td><td>HS</td><td>Los Osos HS, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.</td><td>Calif.</td></tr> <tr><td>2011</td><td>45</td><td>1356</td><td>Royals</td><td> </td><td> </td><td>Julio Morales</td><td>RHP</td><td>4YR</td><td>Bethune-Cookman</td><td>Fla.</td></tr> <tr><td>2011</td><td>46</td><td>1386</td><td>Royals</td><td> </td><td> </td><td>Adrian Bringas</td><td>3B</td><td>4YR</td><td>Chico State (Calif.)</td><td>Calif.</td></tr> <tr><td>2011</td><td>47</td><td>1416</td><td>Royals</td><td> </td><td> </td><td>Patrick Corbett</td><td>RHP</td><td>HS</td><td>Tabb HS, Yorktown, Va.</td><td>Va.</td></tr> <tr><td>2011</td><td>48</td><td>1446</td><td>Royals</td><td> </td><td> </td><td>Matt Beaty</td><td>C</td><td>HS</td><td>Dresden (Tenn.) HS</td><td>Tenn.</td></tr> <tr><td>2011</td><td>49</td><td>1476</td><td>Royals</td><td> </td><td> </td><td>Adrian Morales</td><td>3B</td><td>4YR</td><td>South Carolina</td><td>S.C.</td></tr> <tr><td>2011</td><td>50</td><td>1506</td><td>Royals</td><td> </td><td> </td><td>Kash Kalkowski</td><td>3B</td><td>4YR</td><td>Nebraska</td><td>Neb.</td></tr></table>

@alysonfooter I'm getting impression that Chapman is projected to be 7th/8th inn reliever and that the ptbnl is a good one, not just throw-in. It will be a while before ptbnl is actually named, for reasons we'll delve into later. Stay tuned.