Royals get 2 from Astros

Updated: March 21, 2012, 9:06 AM ET
Associated Press

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Needing to plug a big hole behind the plate, the Kansas City Royals acquired catcher Humberto Quintero and outfielder Jason Bourgeois from the Houston Astros on Tuesday for minor league reliever Kevin Chapman and a player to be named.

The trade gives Kansas City much-needed help at an injury-depleted position and sends a young, power arm to the Astros as they build for the future.

Projected starter Salvador Perez had knee surgery last week and is not expected back ...

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