Nats trade Brian Goodwin to Royals for minor league pitcher

The Kansas City Royals traded for Washington Nationals center fielder Brian Goodwin on Sunday, the teams announced.

In return, the Nationals received minor league right-hander Jacob Condra-Bogan.

Goodwin had appeared in 48 games for the Nationals this season, hitting .200 with three home runs and 12 RBIs.

Condra-Bogan was 1-1 with five saves and a 3.00 ERA in stints with two Class A teams.

The Nationals also announced that they had recalled left-handed pitcher Sammy Solis from Triple-A Syracuse. Solis is 1-1 with a 4.50 ERA for Washington this season.

Goodwin, 27, has a career average of .246 with 16 homers and 47 RBIs in 144 major league games.