The Kansas City Royals traded 19-game loser Darrell May and reliever Ryan Bukvich to the Padres on Monday for outfielder Terrence Long and minor league pitcher Dennis Tankersley. May went 10-8 in 2003 and was expected to be one of the Royals aces in 2004, but went 9-19 with a 4.45 ERA. After appearing in 26 games in 2002, Bukvich made just 18 big league appearances over the last two seasons, but put up an ERA of 3.68 in nine games this season. What will the Royals get in Terrence Long? Most likely a starting left or right fielder, but how much production will they get out of him at the plate? Long hit .295, but had a career-low 268 plate appearances with the Padres. Long played for the A’s in his first three seasons before going to San Diego last season. Dennis Tankersley is 1-10 in three partial seasons in the big leagues with an ERA of 3.90. Tankersley is a native of Troy, Missouri.
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