Stauffer will make $2.2 million next season. The 32-year-old posted a 3.50 ERA over 64 1/3 innings last year. He was mostly used in relief, though did manage to start three games.
Hughes thrived away from Yankee Stadium, where he yielded 59 home runs in 2012 and 2013 combined. Pitching in more spacious Target Field, he allowed just 16 dingers last season and finished 16-20 with a 3.52 ERA.
General manager Dayton Moore told reporters he expects Medlen to be a factor down the stretch. Medlen is coming off Tommy John surgery, and the team will give him time to recover. Medlen had the surgery last March. Typically, it takes about a year for pitchers to recover, but the Royals aren't banking on Medlen being healthy right away.
Prior to having the surgery, Medlen posted a 3.11 ERA over 197 innings in 2013.Analysis:
General manager Chris Antonetti said Floyd will be part of the starting rotation. Floyd's 2014 season with the Braves ended in late June when he underwent surgery for a fractured elbow. Antonetti said Tuesday the fracture in Floyd's elbow has healed and the team expects him to be ready for full activity in spring training.
Floyd was limited to nine starts in 2014 after missing most of the season in 2013 due to Tommy John surgery. He went 2-2 with a 2.65 ERA last season. He is 72-72 with a 4.40 ERA in 11 MLB seasons.Analysis:
Harrison only made four appearances in 2014, throwing 17.1 innings with 4.15 ERA.Analysis:
The news shouldn't come as a surprise. Samardzija is under control for just one season, but has been adamant about reaching free agency. General manager Rick Hahn said the club will attempt to get Samardzija to sign a long-term deal, but understands these things take time. "I look forward to Jeff getting to know us and know what we are about and understanding how he fits and how he can fit for the foreseeable future," Hahn said.
Samardzija has been quiet about signing a long-term deal, saying he needs to get used to his new organization first. "Long-term deals are all about relationships and the future," Samardzija said. "For me, to be able to be on this team all year and really get to know all the players and what the future holds is exciting."
Samardzija posted a 2.99 ERA over 219 2/3 innings last season.Analysis:
There is also a $14 million vesting option for 2020. It vests if Santana throws 400 innings in 2017 and 2018, and throws at least 200 innings in '18. He also has to pass a physical.Analysis: