Lee May, who hit 354 home runs during an 18-year career with the Reds, Astros, Orioles and Royals, died Saturday at age 74.

The cause of his death was not announced.

The father of Portland Sea Dogs hitting coach Lee May Jr., May hit at least 34 homers three times for the Reds, with a best of 39 in 1971, and was a three-time All-Star. After the 1971 season, he was traded to Cincinnati as part of an eight-player deal in which the Reds acquired several key pieces of the team that would win the World Series in 1975 and 1976, including Hall of Fame second baseman Joe Morgan.

May’s younger brother, Carlos, played in the majors for 10 seasons, and his grandson, Jacob, reached the majors this season with the White Sox.

TRADES: While discussing a possible trade to acquire Sonny Gray from Oakland, the Yankees made a more modest move and obtained Jaime García from the Minnesota Twins for minor league pitchers Zack Littell and Dietrich Enns.

A 31-year-old left-hander, Garcia went 4-7 with a 4.30 ERA in 18 starts for Atlanta. He was dealt to Minnesota last Monday and won his only start for the Twins, giving up three runs and eight hits in 62/3 innings at Oakland on Friday.

Garcia takes the No. 5 slot in the rotation filled since the All-Star break by Caleb Smith and Bryan Mitchell. Michael Pineda’s elbow injury, which required Tommy John surgery, caused the Yankees to search for more starting pitching.

Trying to bolster their lineup for a playoff run and beating the trade deadline, the Kansas City Royals got outfielder Melky Cabrera from the Chicago White Sox.

The White Sox sent Cabrera and cash to Kansas City for two Class A pitchers – 22-year-old right-hander A.J. Puckett and 23-year-old lefty Andre Davis.

Cabrera, 32, is batting .288 with 13 homers and 56 RBI. He’s also is tied for the majors’ lead with nine outfield assists.

The switch-hitting Cabrera is in his 13th season. He played for the Royals in 2011.

DODGERS: Clayton Kershaw took another step forward in his recovery from back stiffness, though team won’t take its ace on its upcoming road trip.

Kershaw played catch for the third consecutive day, and Manager Dave Roberts says Kershaw “stretched out a little bit more today.”

Kershaw, 15-2 with a major league-leading 2.04 ERA, ended his most recent start after two innings against Atlanta last Sunday, complaining of back stiffness. He was placed on the DL the next day.

BLUE JAYS: Shortstop Troy Tulowitzki will see a specialist after being diagnosed with ligament damage in his sprained right ankle.

Tulowitzki was injured trying to beat out a grounder in the third inning of Friday’s loss to the Los Angeles Angels. He rolled his ankle when he stepped on first baseman C.J. Cron’s foot.