SURPRISE, AZ - FEBRUARY 26: Starting pitcher Kyle Zimmer #45 of the Kansas City Royals throws a pitch against the Texas Rangers during the first inning of the spring training game at Surprise Stadium on February 26, 2017 in Surprise, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Royals signed pitcher Kyle Zimmer to a one-year major league contract, the team announced on Friday.
The Royals selected Zimmer 5th overall in the 2012 First-Year Player Draft. Since then, Zimmer has dealt with several injuries. But he has made 85 appearances in the minor leagues. During those appearances, Zimmer posted a 12-19 record with a 3.54 ERA.
In 2016, Baseball America rated Zimmer the Royals' number two prospect.
To make room for Zimmer on the roster, the team designated infielder Cheslor Cuthbert for assignment.
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