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.