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Royals agree to terms with seven players on one-year contracts for 2013

The Royals have announced that the club has agreed to terms on 2013 Major League contracts with left-handed pitchers Chris Dwyer, Donnie Joseph, Justin Marks and Everett Teaford, right-handed pitcher Nate Adcock, infielder Irving Falu and outfielder Jarrod Dyson.  Consistent with club policy, terms of the contracts were not disclosed.

The Royals now have 17 unsigned players on the 40-man roster who are non-arbitration eligible: right-handed pitchers Aaron Crow, Louis Coleman, Kelvin Herrera, Greg Holland, Luis Mendoza and Guillermo Moscoso; left-handed pitchers Francisley Bueno, Tim Collins, Danny Duffy, John Lamb and Will Smith; infielders Johnny Giavotella, Eric Hosmer, Elliot Johnson and Mike Moustakas; and outfielders Lorenzo Cain and David Lough.

The Royals full squad began workouts for the 2013 campaign this morning and will play the Texas Rangers to open the Cactus League season on Friday, February 22.

Royals set 40-man roster ahead of tonight’s deadline

 The Royals today announced several moves to set the club’s 40-man roster at 40 for the offseason reserve list deadline which occurs at midnight ET tonight.

Following the confirmation of the signing of right-handed pitcher Jeremy Guthrie, the Royals designated right-handed pitcher Chris Volstad for assignment.

In addition, the Royals selected the contracts of left-handed pitchers Chris Dwyer, Donnie Joseph, John Lamb, Justin Marks and Mike Montgomery, and right-handed pitcher J.C. Gutierrez from the Omaha Storm Chasers.  To create room on the roster, the Royals designated the following players for assignment: right-handed pitcher Vin Mazzaro; left-handed pitcher Ryan Verdugo; catchers Adam Moore and Brayan Pena; infielder Clint Robinson and outfielder Derrick Robinson.

Dwyer, 24, pitched for Northwest Arkansas (AA) and Omaha (AAA) in 2012, combining on an 8-12 record with a 5.89 ERA in 26 games (25 starts).  The 6-foot-3 left-hander from Swampscott, Mass., was the Royals’ fourth-round selection in the 2009 Draft. 

The 25-year-old Joseph was acquired by the Royals along with pitcher J.C. Sulbaran from the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for Jonathan Broxton on July 31.  The left-handed reliever from Buda, Texas, went 1-0 with a 4.15 ERA in 11 outings with Omaha (AAA) following the trade, striking out 19 in 17.1 innings.  He was a combined 9-3 with a 2.33 ERA in 55 relief appearances in 2012.

Lamb, 22, made just six starts in 2012 as he continued his recovery from 2011 Tommy John surgery on his left elbow.  The 6-foot-4 southpaw from Laguna Hills, Calif., was the Royals’ fifth-round pick in 2008.

The 24-year-old Marks just completed a strong Arizona Fall League campaign in which he posted a 5-1 record with a 2.59 ERA in seven starts, recording two more wins than any other pitcher in the circuit.  Acquired from the Oakland A’s with Vin Mazzaro in exchange for David DeJesus on November 10, 2010, the Owensboro, Ky., resident pitched at three different levels of the Royals system in 2012, including going 3-5 with a 3.80 ERA in 17 starts for Double-A Northwest Arkansas where he was a Texas League All-Star.

Montgomery, 23, appeared at both Northwest Arkansas and Omaha last season and combined for a 5-12 record in 27 starts.  The club’s supplemental round selection (36th overall) in the 2008 Draft resides in Surprise, Ariz.

The 29-year-old Gutierrez made 19 appearances (four starts) in the Royals system in 2012 after inking as a minor league free agent on December 20, 2011.  The 6-foot-3 resident of Barcelona, Venezuela, has pitched in the Majors with the Astros (2007) and Diamondbacks (2009-2011), posting a 5-10 record with a 4.79 ERA in 150 games (three starts), recording 24 saves and striking out 152 in 167.1 innings.

Royals sign Myers, Dwyer

The Royals today announced they have reached agreements with third-round draft choice Wil Myers (catcher) and fourth-round selection Chris Dwyer (lefthanded pitcher). 

The Royals selected Myers from Wesleyan Christian Academy in High Point, NC, with the 91st overall pick.   The 6’3″, 185 lb. receiver from Thomasville, NC, batted .532 with 14 home runs and 41 RBI as a senior.  A right-handed hitter, Myers was listed as the number two “Best Pure Hitter” among high school players by Baseball America in the publication’s draft preview.  Myers helped his team win the 2008 North Carolina 3-A State Championship.

Kansas City drafted Dwyer, a 6’3″, 210 lb. southpaw, out of Clemson University with the 112th overall selection.  Dwyer was the first eligible freshman selected from a four-year college since the institution of the draft in 1965.  A native of Swampscott, MA, Dwyer made 17 starts for the Tigers in 2009, finishing 5-6 with a 4.92 ERA and 95 strikeouts in 86.0 innings.  Dwyer finished his prep career with a 24-1 mark, including 7-0 with a 0.07 ERA and 83 strikeouts in 41.0 innings in his junior year.  He was 38-2 in four years as the starting quarterback for his high school football team, earning Boston Globe Player of the Year honors as a junior.

We welcome Wil and Chris to the organization and look forward to tracking their progress in the coming years!

 

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