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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.
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.
The Royals announced today that the club has acquired right-handed pitcher Vin Mazzaro and left-handed pitcher Justin Marks from the Oakland Athletics in exchange for outfielder David DeJesus. Mazzaro replaces DeJesus on the Major League roster while Marks has been assigned to the Wilmington (A Advanced) roster.
“This deal allows us to further increase our pitching depth at the Major and minor league levels,” Royals’ General Manager Dayton Moore said. “Vin Mazzaro fits into our rotation for next season while Justin Marks is a young left-hander who we see starting 2011 at Wilmington. David DeJesus is a high-class person and has been our most consistent performer, both offensively and defensively, over the past few years. We wish the very best for him in the future.”
The 24-year-old Mazzaro was 6-8 with a 4.27 ERA in 24 appearances, including 18 starts, for the A’s in 2010. In 122.1 innings, the 6-foot-2, 210-pounder allowed 127 hits, 58 earned runs and 50 walks while striking out 79. Opponents hit just .251 against him in his 18 starts, as he compiled 12 quality starts. Mazzaro also pitched in seven games (six starts) for Sacramento (AAA), going 3-1 with a 3.13 ERA, striking out 38 over 37.1 innings. A third-round pick by Oakland out of Rutherford (NJ) High School in 2005, Mazzaro is 10-17 with a 4.72 ERA in 41 Major League games (35 starts) since debuting as a 22-year-old in 2009. He is 5-3 with a 2.64 ERA in 12 appearances (nine starts) in his career against A.L. Central opponents. Mazzaro was named Texas League (AA) Pitcher of the Year in 2008, compiling a 12-3 record and a 1.90 ERA in 22 starts while pitching for Midland.
Marks, 22, spent his first full season of professional baseball in 2010 opening the campaign with the Kane County Cougars (A) before finishing on the mound for the Stockton Ports (A Advanced). The 6-foot-3, 195-pound left-hander was 3-12 with a 4.92 ERA in 20 starts with the Cougars, allowing 109 hits in 109.2 innings and striking out 119 against 41 walks. Following his promotion, he went 3-1 with a 4.58 ERA in five games (four starts) with the Ports. The A’s third-round pick out of the University of Louisville in 2009 as a junior, Marks was named Big East Pitcher of the Year following the 2009 campaign. He was originally selected by the Boston Red Sox in the 37th round of the 2006 Draft out of Owensboro (Ky.) High School.
DeJesus, 30, batted .318 with 23 doubles, five home runs, 37 RBI and 46 runs scored in 91 games for the Royals last season, missing the final two and a half months after requiring surgery on his right thumb following a collision with the wall at Yankee Stadium on July 22. A fourth-round pick of the Royals in 2000, DeJesus is a career .289 hitter since breaking into the Majors in 2003.