KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Royals have traded left-handed reliever Jake Diekman to the Oakland Athletics for two minor league prospects amid a flurry of moves before Saturday night's game against Cleveland.

The Wymore, Nebraska, native is 0-6 with a 4.75 ERA in 48 relief appearances this season, but he has allowed just one run in his last six outings.

Diekman’s journey to the majors started after he pitched at Doane and Cloud County Community College (Kan.) before being drafted in 2007 in the 30th round by the Philadelphia Phillies.

Kansas City also recalled pitcher Kyle Zimmer and first baseman Ryan O'Hearn from the Omaha Storm Chasers. First baseman Lucas Duda was designated for assignment.

In return, the Royals got 26-year-old outfielder Dairon Blanco and 20-year-old right-hander Ismael Aquino from Oakland. Blanco is hitting .276 for Double-A Midland, while Aquino is 1-1 with a 4.58 ERA in 10 appearances for Oakland's team in the Arizona Fall League.

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