Report: Royals reach minors pact with RHP Buchholz

The ice may have finally broken for free-agent pitcher Clay Buchholz, who has agreed to a minor league contract with the Kansas City Royals, according to a report from USA Today Sports.

Terms of the deal reported are that it is for $1.5 million if Buchholz makes the major league roster. He can opt out of the deal by May 1 if he's not on the big league roster by then. There is also $250,000 in incentives in the contract.

A two-time All-Star with the Boston Red Sox over 10 seasons and integral part of the 2013 World Series championship team, the right-hander missed almost all of 2017 with a torn flexor tendon in his right arm after the Red Sox had traded him to the Philadelphia Phillies before the season started.

He had a 12.27 ERA in just 7 1/3 innings before the injury took him down.

The 33-year-old is 81-62 over 208 games (190 starts) with a career ERA of 4.01. The lanky Texan was drafted in the first round by Boston in 2005.

--Field Level Media

03/19/2018 20:01

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