Sat, 08 Mar 2014 08:22:52 -0800
Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost said SP James Shields will receive the opening day start. SP Jason Vargas will pitch the second game of the season, and SP Jeremy Guthrie will pitch the home opener.
Sat, 08 Feb 2014 09:42:42 -0800
Kansas City Royals general manager Dayton Moore said SPs James Shields, Jason Vargas, Jeremy Guthrie and Bruce Chen are penciled into the rotation to start the year. Moore suggested that SP Yordano Ventura may have a leg up on the competition for the fifth and final rotation spot this spring. Moore also said they won't hesitate to use Ventura in the bullpen "if that's how it unfolds." "We think he's ready for the major leagues. Certainly spring training will help validate that opinion," Moore said, adding, "We expect him to be one of our 12 pitchers when we break camp unless something unforeseen happens." Ps Luke Hochevar, Wade Davis, Danny Duffy and Chris Dwyer are all a notch behind Ventura heading into spring training.
Tue, 14 Jan 2014 08:34:08 -0800
The Kansas City Royals agreed to a restructured deal with SP Jeremy Guthrie back in November. He was originally scheduled to earn $11 million this season and $9 million in 2015, but he'll now make $8 million this year and $9 million in 2015 with a $10 million mutual option added for the 2016 season. The option carries a $3.2 million buyout.
Fri, 28 Jun 2013 16:36:16 -0700
Kansas City Royals SP Jeremy Guthrie (fingers) is dealing with bruised fingers on his right hand after tipping a line drive in his last outing, but he's expected to make his next start.
Fri, 10 May 2013 10:24:41 -0700
Kansas City Royals SP Jeremy Guthrie gave up one earned run against his former team, the Baltimore Orioles, Thursday, May 9, and he's 10-0 since Aug. 8 of last season. He has gone a franchise-record 18 straight starts without losing a game. Guthrie gave up seven hits and walked three to lower his ERA this year to 2.82. It was his first time in three games that he allowed a run.
Fantasy Tip: It's safe to say that Guthrie enjoys playing for KC, and the drop in homer allowance has been beneficial to his ERA after pitching at Coors Field. He's not a re-invented pitcher, however; he won't strike out a ton of hitters, but he's useful at the back end of your fantasy rotation in deep mixed leagues.
Sun, 05 May 2013 10:44:35 -0700
Kansas City Royals SP Jeremy Guthrie (4-0) tossed a four-hit shutout against the Chicago White Sox Saturday, May 4, with one walk and three strikeouts. It was his first career shutout and fifth career complete game. The victory allowed Guthrie to set the franchise record for consecutive starts without a loss. He is unbeaten in his last 17 games, a streak which dates back to Aug. 8, 2012; the previous record was held by Paul Splittorff, who had 16 starts without a loss in 1977-78.
Thu, 04 Apr 2013 14:51:32 -0700
Kansas City Royals SP Jeremy Guthrie struck out nine and gave up only five hits and one run in six innings in a win over the Chicago White Sox Thursday, April 4.
Fri, 22 Mar 2013 12:15:23 -0700
The Kansas City Royals named SP James Shields as their opening day starter. He'll be followed by SPs Ervin Santana, Jeremy Guthrie, Wade Davis and either Bruce Chen or Luis Mendoza.
Wed, 12 Dec 2012 16:21:14 -0800
Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost said the No. 5 spot in the starting rotation will be open heading into spring training. "We'll open it up," Yost said. "Our goal is to put five guys out there that give us a chance to win every day. We've got four of them right now with Wade, James, (Ervin) Santana, who we think is going to be tremendous, and Jeremy Guthrie."
Tue, 20 Nov 2012 08:45:13 -0800
The Kansas City Royals re-signed SP Jeremy Guthrie to a three-year, $25 million deal. He'll receive $5 million in 2013, $11 million in 2014 and $9 million in 2015.