The Royals on Sunday traded minor league catcher Edwin Bellorin to Houston for cash, according to Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star. The Royals promoted Manny Pina from AA to AAA.
After spending the first six years of his professional career in the Dodgers' farm system, Bellorin was with the Rockies' Triple-A affiliate from 2007 through 2009. During that span he made eight big league appearances with the club. With Triple-A Omaha in 2010, the 28-year-old hit just .162/.231/.185.