Royals acquire Karns from Mariners for Dyson

KANSAS CITY — The Royals on Friday traded outfielder Jarrod Dyson to the Mariners for right-handed starter Nathan Karns.

Karns, 29, likely will compete for the Royals’ vacant No. 5 spot in the rotation. The Texas Tech product was a 12th-round pick of the Nationals in the 2009 Draft.

In 2016, Karns went 6-2 with a 5.15 ERA for the Mariners in 22 games, 15 of those starts. Scouts say he has a plus fastball and plus curve. He had 101 strikeouts in 94 1/3 innings last …

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