Royals sign left-handed pitcher Ryan Yarbrough to 1-year deal

Posted at 8:53 PM, Dec 13, 2022
and last updated 2022-12-14 06:57:00-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Royals announced Tuesday night the team signed left-handed pitcher Ryan Yarbrough to a one-year contract.

Yarbrough, 30, comes to the Royals after five years with the Tampa Bay Rays.

Injuries kept Yarbrough out most of the 2022 season.

He made just 20 appearances, with nine starts for the Rays, according to a news release from the Royals.

Yarbrough went 40-31 in his five seasons with the Rays.

His best year with the club was his 2018 rookie season, when he won 16 games and finished fifth in the voting for the American League Rookie of the Year, the news release states.

Yarbrough has post season experience, going 2-0 with 3.06 ERA in 8 appearances.

He started one game in the 2020 World Series.

The Royals made room on the 40-man roster by designating for assignment pitcher Wyatt Mills.

The 27-year-old right-hander pitched in 19 games for the Royals last season.

He came to the club in a trade with the Seattle Mariners on June 27.