Kansas City, Mo. The Kansas City Royals traded shortstop Angel Berroa, the 2003 American League Rookie of the Year, to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday for minor-league infielder Juan Rivera.
The Dodgers also received cash in the trade. Berroa is making $4.75 million this season in the last of a four-year $11 million contract, which also includes a $500,000 buyout for next season on a club option of $5.5 million.
Berroa, 30, is batting .291 with 10 homers and 27 RBIs for Class AAA Omaha. Rivera, 21, is a switch-hitter who has a .248 career average in five minor-league seasons. He will join Class A Burlington.