Royals request release waivers on Luis Mendoza, who plans to pitch in Japan
The Kansas City Royals announced today that the club has requested release waivers on right-handed pitcher Luis Mendoza, who plans to pitch in Japan during the 2014 season.
Mendoza, 30, finished 2013 at 2-6 with a 5.36 ERA in 94.0 innings, which spanned 22 appearances. He opened the season in the Royals’ rotation, making 15 starts, before moving to the bullpen just before the All-Star break. Mendoza is 16-25 with a 5.39 ERA in seven Major League seasons between Kansas City and Texas.