Cubs trade Dewees to Royals; Nats acquire Romero

Donnie Dewees bats during last year's Midwest League All-Star Game. (Photo by Craig Wieczorkiewicz/The Midwest League Traveler)

Donnie Dewees bats during last year’s Midwest League All-Star Game. (Photo by Craig Wieczorkiewicz/The Midwest League Traveler)

The Chicago Cubs traded minor-league outfielder Donnie Dewees to the Kansas City Royals for right-handed pitcher Alec Mills on Wednesday.

Dewees split the 2016 season between two Class-A levels, including 94 games in the Midwest League. He batted .282 with 3 HR, 54 RBI and 17 SB for the South Bend Cubs. He reached base three times (on two hits and a walk) in the MWL All-Star Game.

Mills did not pitch in the Midwest League. He made his major-league debut last year.

Nats get Romero from Rays

The Tampa Bay Rays traded left-handed pitcher Enny Romero to the Washington Nationals for right-hander Jeffrey Rosa, who pitched in the rookie-level Gulf Coast League last year, on Tuesday.

Romero pitched for the Bowling Green Hot Rods in 2011, going 5-5 with a 4.26 ERA, 140 strikeouts and 68 walks in 114 innings (26 starts). He made his MLB debut in 2013. Last year he made 52 relief appearances for the Rays, going 2-0 with a 5.91 ERA, one save, 50 strikeouts and 28 walks in 45.2 innings.

Napoli, Rangers reach deal

First baseman Mike Napoli reportedly has agreed to a one-year deal with the Texas Rangers. He batted .239 with 34 HR and 101 RBI in 150 games with the Cleveland Indians last year. He previously played for the Rangers in 2011-12 and 2015.

Napoli played with the Cedar Rapids Kernels in 2001 and 2002. He batted .246 with 15 HR and 68 RBI in 149 MWL games.

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