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07/24/2006 4:37 PM ET
Royals trade MacDougal to White Sox
Royals acquire pair of Minor League starting pitchers
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KANSAS CITY -- The Kansas City Royals traded right-handed pitcher Mike MacDougal to the Chicago White Sox in exchange for left-handed pitcher Tyler Lumsden and right-handed pitcher Daniel Cortes, Royals Senior Vice President-Baseball Operations/General Manger Dayton Moore announced Monday. Lumsden will report to Wichita (AA), while Cortes will report to Burlington (A).

Lumsden, a 6-4, 215-pound native of Roanoke, Va., was originally selected by the White Sox as a sandwich pick between the first and second rounds (34th overall) of the 2004 June Free Agent Draft. He was drafted after compiling a 17-7 record with a 4.23 ERA (225.1 IP, 106 ER) in three seasons at Clemson University.

Lumsden, 23, is 9-4 with a 2.69 ERA in 20 starts for Birmingham (AA), allowing just 114 hits and 37 earned runs in 123.2 innings of work. He has walked 40 batters and struck out 72. He is just 3-2 in his last 8 starts despite compiling a 1.44 ERA (56.1 IP, 9 ER) during that stretch. Prior to the 2006 season, Lumsden was named by Baseball America as having the best slider in the White Sox organization. In 2004 the same publication named his as having the best fastball in the Sox 2004 draft class.

He posted a 3-1 record with a 4.12 ERA in his debut season for Winston Salem in 2004. He missed the 2005 season after undergoing surgery on his left elbow.

Lumsden was also selected in the fifth round of the 2001 draft by the Florida Marlins, but did not sign. He was a high school teammate of former Duke University guard J.J. Redick.

Cortes, is a 6-5, 205-pound right-hander from Pomona, Calif., and was selected in the seventh round of the 2005 draft. The 19-year-old posted a 3-9 record and a 4.10 ERA for Class A Kannapolis this season, allowing 49 earned runs in 107.2 innings of work. He struck out 96 batters while allowing just 38 walks in his 20 starts.

He was drafted out of Garey High School in Pomona, Calif., where he was 5-4 with a 1.63 ERA as a senior.

MacDougal, 29, has made four appearances for the Royals after spending the majority of the season on the Disabled List with a right shoulder strain. He has allowed just 2 hits in 4.0 scoreless innings. MacDougal was originally selected in the first round (25th overall) of the 1999 draft. He was named to the 2003 All-Star Team when he recorded a career-high 27 saves.

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