The Kansas City Royals have brought back three players with Major League experience, re-signing Brian Duensing, Clint Barmes, and Travis Snider to minor league contracts on Friday.
Duensing, a former Nebraska Cornhusker and Minnesota Twins pitcher, put up good numbers with the Royals this spring, tossing 10 1/3 inning, with 10 strikeouts an an ERA of 2.61. ¬†Most expect Duensing to begin the season with the Omaha Storm Chasers.
Barmes is a 37 year old infielder, and has spent time with the Rockies, Astros, and Pirates, before spending last season in San Diego, hitting .232 with 3 home runs in 87 games for the Padres.
Snider come to the Big Leagues as a highly-decorated prospect with the Cleveland Indians. ¬†Despite some decent numbers, his career flamed out in Cleveland, and the 28 year-old spent the 2015 season with Baltimore and Pittsburgh, combining to hit .232 with four homers in 87 games. ¬†This spring, with the Royals, Snider hit .262.
All three players were released by Kansas City last week, after exercising opt-outs in their minor league deals. ¬†All three have indicated they will accept their most recent minor league assignment, with hopes off making it up to Kauffman Stadium later this season.