Royals sign left-handed reliever Jose Mijares to a one-year contract

 The Royals announced today that the club has signed left-handed relief pitcher Jose Mijares to a one-year Major League contract for 2012.  Consistent with club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.  With the signing of the Mijares, the Royals’ 40-man roster stands at 40.

“We expect Jose to be a solid addition from the left side that further strengthens our bullpen,” Royals GM Dayton Moore said.  “He has been especially good against left-handed hitters in his career and will give Ned more options to match up late in the game.”

The 27-year-old Mijares (me-HAH-ress) has posted a 3-6 record with a 3.16 ERA in 186 relief appearances for the Minnesota Twins since making his debut in 2008.  Last season, the 6-foot, 230-pounder went 0-2 with a 4.59 ERA in 58 contests, all in relief.  In his career, Mijares has held left-handed batters to a .212 average, allowing just five home runs in 287 plate appearances.  Born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela, Mijares is currently 3-0 with a 1.29 ERA (0 BB, 7 SO) in eight relief outings for Tigres de Aragua in the Venezuelan Winter League.

 

2 Comments

Has the caravan schedule been released or was that cancelled too?

The schedule is being finalized. Check royals.com for updates. We’ll post on the blog once the dates are announced.

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