Jeremy Guthrie
Royals Jeremy Guthrie gets the loss in Game 7
Jeremy Guthrie, SP, KC
News: Royals pitcher Jeremy Guthrie picked up the loss Wednesday in Game 7 against the Giants.

Guthrie allowed three runs on four hits over 3 1/3 innings. He struck out three and did not issue any walks during the performance. Manager Ned Yost had a quick hook with the season on the line, leading to Guthrie getting pulled despite a low pitch count. After putting two men on base to start the fourth, Guthrie was replaced by Kelvin Herrera. Herrera would allow a run-scoring single to Michael Morse. That run would be charged to Guthrie, ultimately sticking him with the loss. 


Yordano Ventura
Royals SP Yordano Ventura goes seven innings in Game 6 shutout
Yordano Ventura, SP, KC
News: Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura picked up the win Tuesday, giving up three hits and five walks in seven scoreless innings while striking out four in his team's 10-0 victory over the Giants in Game 6 of the World Series.

The Royals pulled the series even at 3-3 behind a seven-run second inning on offense and the effective wildness of the rookie Ventura (1-0), who walked the bases loaded with one out in the third inning but induced a ground-ball double play to escape unscathed. The Royals have won all five playoff games in which Ventura has pitched, though this is his first decision recorded. The two teams head to Wednesday for a decisive Game 7 in Kansas City.


Kyle Zimmer
Report: Royals SP Zimmer targeting late April for game action
Kyle Zimmer, SP, KC
News: The Royals' plan for pitching prospect Kyle Zimmer is to build up his strength in extended spring training before returning to game action in late April, Yahoo! Sports reports.

Zimmer underwent arthroscopic surgery Tuesday after feeling tightness in his shoulder during Arizona Fall League play.


Brad Peacock
Astros SP Brad Peacock undergoes hip surgery
Brad Peacock, SP, HOU
News: Astros pitcher Brad Peacock underwent arthroscopic surgery to remove bone spurs in his right hip recently, the Houston Chronicle reports.

Peacock is not expected to be ready for spring training, which makes it possible he has to open the season on the disabled list. He went 4-9 with a 4.72 ERA and 119:70 K:BB ratio in 131 2/3 innings.


Jason Vargas
Royals SP Jason Vargas unable to factor into decision Game 4
Jason Vargas, SP, KC
News: Royals pitcher Jason Vargas was unable to factor into the decision in Game 4 of the World Series against the Giants at AT&T Park on Saturday.

Vargas surrendered a run on a fielder's choice in the opening frame, followed by a run-scoring single to Buster Posey in the third and a run-scoring single to Hunter Pence in the fifth. The southpaw permitted three runs on six hits and two walks while striking out three over four innings of an 11-4 defeat. He has allowed six earned runs over 15 1/3 postseason innings.


Liam Hendriks
Royals designated Liam Hendriks for assignment
Liam Hendriks, SP, KC
News: The Royals have designated pitcher Liam Hendriks for assignment. Hendriks posted a 5.23 ERA, 1.38 WHIP and 23:7 K:BB ratio in 32 2/3 innings during the regular season.

Kris Johnson
Twins' Kris Johnson heading to Japan next season
Kris Johnson, SP, MIN
News: The Twins have sold pitcher Kris Johnson to the Hiroshima Carp, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press

The club received "mid six figures" in the deal. Johnson received just 13 1/3 innings last season, posting a 4.73 ERA. 


James Shields
Yost: James Shields set to start Game 5 for Royals
James Shields, SP, KC
News: Ned Yost has declared strongly that Royals ace James Shields is locked in as the Game 5 starter in the World Series despite the recent struggles of the right-hander.

Shields has yielded 11 earned runs on 23 hits in 14 postseason innings. He bottomed out Tuesday in the World Series opener against San Francisco, getting knocked out after three innings having surrendered five earned runs.


CC Sabathia
Yankees SP CC Sabathia nearly '100 percent'
CC Sabathia, SP, NYY
News: Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia said Tuesday that he feels "pretty much back to 100 percent" and expects a full 200-inning workload in 2015, reports.

"It's definitely a huge relief," Sabathia said. "I feel good enough to do all my workouts, to play catch and kind of have a normal offseason."

Sabathia, who underwent season-ending knee surgery in July, starting throwing off flat ground in late September and plans to report to spring training early.


Taijuan Walker
Taijuan Walker finishes with Arizona Fall League 'healthy'
Taijuan Walker, SP, SEA
News: Mariners pitcher Taijuan Walker was scratched from his most recent scheduled start in the Arizona Fall League and will not pitch again in the league, although the team said he is completely healthy, reports.

"Taijuan is completely healthy and was very impressive in his two outings, but made a personal decision that he needed to return home at this time," general manager Jack Zduriencik said in a statement. "He will continue with his offseason program and we look forward to seeing him at spring training in February."

Walker posted a 2.00 ERA in his two AFL starts, striking out 11 and walking two in nine innings of work.


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