Sometimes, the writing is on the wall, and other times, someone just drops a hint to you.
According to Chris Cotillo of MLB’s Daily Dish, the Kansas City Royals told veteran starter Brad Penny that there was a slim chance he’d make the team. As a result, Penny and the Royals agreed to terms on his release from the club.
Penny had been signed to a $1 million minor-league deal with an invite to Spring Training that included $1.5 million in incentives if he made the team. When the Royals re-signed Bruce Chen, Penny’s chances of being on the club shrunk even more. The righty hasn’t pitched in the Majors since 2012, when he was used as a reliever for the San Francisco Giants.
The former two-time All-Star has pitched in 13 years in the big leagues, with his best season coming in 2007 with the Dodgers. He pitched to a 16-4 record with a 3.03 ERA, finishing third in the Cy Young voting that year.
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