Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports that Mike Zagurski has signed with the Hiroshima Carp.
Zagurski was released by the Blue Jays in early September and has now found an attractive deal in Japan. The left-hander posted good numbers this season at the Triple-A level and should do pretty well in a relief role in Nippon Professional Baseball.
Jason Vargas will start in Game 4 of the World Series against the Giants on Saturday.
Jeremy Guthrie will get the nod for Game 3. Vargas has allowed three runs with an 8/4 K/BB ratio in 11 1/3 innings over two starts this postseason. He'll face Ryan Vogelsong.
Jeremy Guthrie will start Game 3 of the World Series against the Giants on Friday.
He'll square off against Tim Hudson in San Francisco. Guthrie allowed one run over five innings in Game 3 of the ALCS against the Orioles last Tuesday. Jason Vargas will follow him in Game 4. Guthrie is now lined up for a potential Game 7.
Michael Morse is in the starting lineup as the designated hitter for Game 1 of the World Series against the Royals.
Morse was limited to pitch-hitting duties during the NLCS, but the Giants can use him as their DH under American League rules. The full lineup: Gregor Blanco CF, Joe Panik 2B, Buster Posey C, Pablo Sandoval 3B, Hunter Pence RF, Brandon Belt 1B, Morse DH, Travis Ishikawa LF, Brandon Crawford SS. Madison Bumgarner will match up against James Shields.
Lorenzo Cain will bat third in Game 1 of the World Series against the Giants on Tuesday night.
Royals manager Ned Yost is sticking with what got him here. The full lineup: Alcides Escobar SS, Nori Aoki RF, Cain CF, Eric Hosmer 1B, Butler DH, Alex Gordon LF, Salvador Perez C, Omar Infante 2B, Mike Moustakas 3B. James Shields will oppose Madison Bumgarner.