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Devil Rays trade Gathright for Howell

Updated: June 21, 2006, 12:39 AM ET
Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Royals sent left-hander J.P. Howell, their best minor league pitching prospect, to Tampa Bay Tuesday for outfielder Joey Gathright and infielder Fernando Cortez.Royals manager Buddy Bell said Gathright would play center field and current center fielder David DeJesus would shift to left when both are in the lineup, which could happen as soon as Wednesday.It's the first deal engineered by Dayton Moore since he took over as Royals general manager on June 8.Selected ...

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