The Kansas City Royals are acquiring outfielder and former Madeira High School standout Andrew Benintendi as part of a three-team deal with the Boston Red Sox and the New York Mets, according to multiple reports Wednesday.
Benintendi has been informed of the deal, according to The Boston Globe’s Alex Speier via Twitter. He has been the subject of trade rumors throughout the offseason.
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Benintendi, 26, had four hits and 11 walks in 52 plate appearances over 14 games in 202. He missed most of the season with a strained rib cage.
After debuting for the Red Sox in Aug. 2016, Benintendi started the 2017 season with Boston and hit .271 with 20 home runs and 90 RBI - finishing second in American League Rookie of the Year voting.
In 2018, Benintendi hit .290 with 16 homers, 87 RBIs and 103 runs scored with 21 stolen bases and an OPS of .830. In 2019, he hit .266 with 13 homers and 68 RBIs.
He finished a record-setting career at Madeira in 2013 and played two years at Arkansas before being selected seventh overall by the Red Sox in 2015.
Benintendi hired agent Casey Close of Excel Sports Management in 2018. Excel also represents former Middletown High School standout Kyle Schwarber, who agreed last week to a one-year deal with the Washington Nationals.
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