Broderick was traded
to the Royals on Friday from the Angels in exchange for Johnny Giavotella.
Broderick signed a minor league deal with the Angels earlier in December, but now will be shipped to the Royals. He spent 2014 in independent ball, posting a 2.31 ERA and 0.96 WHIP with 65 strikeouts over 62.1 innings. He will likely begin the 2015 season at either Double-A or Triple-A.