Left handed pitcher Mike Minor and the Kansas City Royals have agreed to a mult-year deal. The transaction is still pending due to the completion of the physical, however this will be Minor’s second go-around with Kansas City.
The deal is throughout the 2022 season while the finances are still undisclosed. Minor is coming off of two straight seasons in which he posted an ERA over the five mark. While those numbers aren’t sexy, Minor could’ve served well for the Mets as a potential fifth starter in the rotation, as well as a bullpen swing-man.
If the Mets decide to tender Steven Matz, he could very well serve that same role. So Sandy Alderson and the Mets must not have been too impressed with the likes of Minor.
Minor hasn’t been in the NL since 2017, however when he was, it was with the NL East Atlanta Braves. In his five seasons with Atlanta, Minor put up a 4.10 ERA in 110 starts. He only made one appearance out of the bullpen with the team, however acclimated well to the role in his first stint with the Royals.
In his career, Minor owns a 71-66 win/loss record with an ERA of 3.98 over the span of 9 years and 1152.1 innings pitched. While he averages 8.2 strikeouts in nine innings in his career, in 2020 he averaged an outstanding 11.4 per every nine frames.
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Source: Ken Rosenthal