Royals have traded Lucas Duda to Atlanta for cash considerations.— Jeffrey Flanagan (@FlannyMLB) August 29, 2018
Duda has appeared in 86 games for the Royals this season and is hitting .242/.311/.415 with 13 home runs. However, those numbers don’t matter a lot as he will likely be used primarily against right-handed pitchers against which he has posted a 118 wRC+ this season.
This strengthens a bench unit that has struggled somewhat against right-handers. Atlanta was rumored to be interested in Matt Adams a week ago before he was dealt back to the Cardinals in a waiver trade. Duda is a similar and cheaper option that could have a big impact.
Update: The Braves have officially announced the addition of Duda.