Right-handed pitcher Jeremy Guthrie is now officially a former Kansas City Royal, after signing a minor league contract with the Texas Rangers on Sunday. The contract includes a spring training invitation with Texas, a team that ironically trains next door to the Royals in Surprise, Arizona.
Guthrie struggled in 2015, finishing 8-8 with an ERA of nearly 6 (5.95). Those numbers caused the Royals to leave Guthrie off the postseason roster. His numbers were worse in starts, with a 6.10 ERA. He made only one start for KC after August 18th.
The veteran appears to be getting closer to the end of his career, as Guthrie turns 37 on April 8th. He has 91 career wins in 305 games with Cleveland, Baltimore, Colorado, and Kansas City.
Guthrie was the starter for the Royals in Game 7 of the 2014 World Series at Kauffman Stadium, but removed early in a 3-2 loss to the San Francisco Giants.