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Royals re-sign Peter Moylan to minor league deal

The Aussie sidearmer was solid last season.

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The Royals have re-signed right-handed reliever Peter Moylan to a minor league deal, according to ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick. The 38-year old Australian sidearmer pitched in 50 games in relief for the Royals with a 3.43 ERA and 4.00 FIP in 44 23 innings pitched, after initially signing a minor league deal. In ten Major League seasons with the Braves, Dodgers and Royals, Moylan has a 3.83 ERA.

Moylan is a ground ball pitcher with a rate over 60%. He pitched primarily in low-leverage situations for the Royals and will serve as depth in a bullpen that still has a lot of question marks. Moylan has been plagued with injuries throughout his career, although he was relatively healthy last year. He joins a bullpen that will have have Kelvin Herrera, Joakim Soria, Chris Young, and will likely feature Matt Strahm and could include Mike Minor. Whoever fails to win a rotation spot among Nate Karns and Travis Wood could also join the pen. Other Major League veteran non-roster relievers in camp include Seth Maness, Al Alburquerque, Bobby Parnell, Jonathan Sanchez, and Chris Withrow.

The deal brings the number of players in Major League camp up to 66.