Dec 5 8:08a
The Brewers traded Aoki to the Royals on Thursday in exchange for left-handed pitcher Will Smith.
Milwaukee was looking for a way to get the powerful Khris Davis into the lineup, and this accomplishes that. He's only under contract through 2014, but the Royals will get a good leadoff guy in Aoki (.355 career OBP), who has good speed and occasional power. For the Brewers, this indicates that Ryan Braun is moving to right field on a permanent basis, to open things up for Davis, a more limited fielder, in left.