Devil Rays deal Gathright to Royals for LHP Howell

Updated: June 21, 2006, 2:34 PM ET
Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Kansas City Royals sent left-hander J.P. Howell, their best minor-league pitching prospect, to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays on Tuesday for outfielder Joey Gathright and infielder Fernando Cortez.

Karabell: Go for it!

Got the news around 7 p.m. ET last night that Joey Gathright got traded from the Devil Rays to the Royals, and let me tell you, I was sitting at my desk and didn't hesitate for a minute. I signed him as a free agent in two very deep off-site ...

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