Waiver wars, renovation photos
Jairo Cuevas (pronounced “HIGH-row KWAY-vahs”) was a Brave, then a Royal, then a Brave, and now…a Royal…all in the matter of six and a half weeks. The Royals now have 39 players on their 40-man roster after they re-claimed the right-handed pitcher from Atlanta. Kansas City originally claimed Cuevas on October 24. Atlanta re-claimed him on November 26.
Cuevas, 24, made just seven appearances (six starts) in the Braves organization this season for Mississippi (AA) and the Gulf Coast Braves (R). The 6-foot-2, 217-pounder underwent season-ending surgery on his labrum in his right shoulder on Aug. 22. The resident of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, was the 2005 Danville (R) Most Valuable Pitcher of the Year, going 6-1 with a 1.95 ERA in 27 appearances, including 23 starts. He was originally signed by the Braves as a non-drafted free agent on March 20, 2003.
This morning, we had the chance to take a tour of Kauffman Stadium. Recent snowfall prevented us from checking out the outfield experience, but we have some new pictures that will be posted soon, so check back!