Jeremy Guthrie meets with the media at Kauffman Stadium

The Royals’ newest acquisition, right hander Jeremy Guthrie, spoke with the media this afternoon following batting practice prior to tonight’s game.  The Royals acquired Jeremy from Colorado through a trade that sent left hander Jonathan Sanchez to the Rockies on Friday.  Jeremy said he follows all of baseball, therefore he knew where the Royals were and where they were headed before the trade and he is excited to be here.  Jeremy had a bit of a rocky start with Colorado this season, but he cautioned there is no guarantee of success with a change of scenery.  He said you have to pitch well and he has felt good all season, but has not seen the results he has wanted.  He went on to say he just has to continue to work hard and give his best for the team and see what happens. 

A question was then asked involving what he is expecting out of his first start with the Royals tomorrow afternoon.  Jeremy commented that he is excited to put on the powder blue top tomorrow because he likes the way they look, but in all seriousness said he is looking to go out there and throw a good game and hopefully give the team a chance to win.  When asked about nerves for the first start with a new team he said there were none, however, he is just excited to get out there.  Jeremy spent eight years prior to moving over to Colorado in the American League, including three in the Central Division with Cleveland, so he is already somewhat familiar with it and the players.  He said it is good because he spent many years studying hitters and other aspects of the A.L. so he hopes to be able to pick back up where he left off a few months ago and go from there.  In his career against the Twins, who he faces tomorrow, he is 4-1 with a 2.70 ERA (46.2 IP, 14 ER) in six starts (eight appearances).

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