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Thompson's going to Kansas City

The Babyfaced Assassin wasn't unemployed for long. Less than a month after he was released by the Cardinals, the righthanded pitcher has been signed by the Royals.

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RHP Brad Thompson

Brad Thompson signed a minor league deal with Kansas City that includes an invitation to spring training.

Thompson is 21-17 with a 4.36 ERA over parts of five seasons with St. Louis. He was released to make room for prospects on the Birds' 40-man roster ahead of the minor league draft.