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Aaron Crow | Relief Pitcher

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (27) / 11/11/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 193
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Royals and RHP Aaron Crow avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.475 million contract.
He can earn an additional $50,000 if he makes the All-Star team. The two sides wound up settling just below the midpoint of figures exchanged earlier this month. Crow posted a 3.38 ERA, 1.48 WHIP and 44/22 K/BB ratio in 48 innings for the Royals last season. Jan 31 - 12:55 PM

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Aaron Crow requested $1.7 million and was offered $1.28 million from the Royals when arbitration figures were exchanged on Friday.

With the two sides as close as they are, they should be able to strike a deal someplace in the middle of the two figures. The 27-year-old posted a 3.38 ERA, 1.48 WHIP and 44/22 K/BB ratio in 48 innings while earning $1.28 million in 2013.
Jan 17 - 9:29 PM

Troy Renck of the Denver Post says the Rockies are looking for another bullpen arm and have some interest in Aaron Crow.

Crow had a down season but has a 3.19 ERA and a K/9 just under 9.0 for his career. The Rockies signed LaTroy Hawkins to be their closer in 2014, but the 27-year-old Crow would give them a strong back-end of the bullpen along with Rex Brothers. Crow is first-time arbitration eligible this winter.
Wed, Dec 4, 2013 10:17:00 PM

Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star reports that the Royals are shopping Aaron Crow and Tim Collins.

Collins and Crow are each entering their first year of salary arbitration and the Royals want to see what kind of package can be fetched before the talented young relievers get expensive. Kansas City has good bullpen depth, and getting a starting pitcher or some offense in return would be the goal. Crow, 27, posted a 3.38 ERA and 44/22 K/BB ratio in 48 innings this year. Collins, 24, had a 3.54 ERA and 52/28 K/BB ratio in 53 1/3 frames.
Mon, Nov 25, 2013 03:25:00 PM

Aaron Crow has registered a 1.08 ERA and 0.96 WHIP in 8 1/3 innings this year out of the Royals bullpen.

Crow yielded his first run of the season on May 5, when White Sox outfielder Alex Rios took him deep. The 26-year-old righty boasts a solid 3.00 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 9.0 K/9 through 135 career major league innings.
Thu, May 9, 2013 12:32:00 PM

With both Greg Holland and Kelvin Herrera unavailable, Aaron Crow closed out Monday's win over the Twins with a scoreless ninth.

Crow issued a one-out walk but then induced a double-play ball to end it. He's third in line for saves in Kansas City, but obviously Herrera will get the first crack at the job should manager Ned Yost make a move.
Mon, Apr 8, 2013 07:03:00 PM

The Royals could again stretch out Aaron Crow next spring for a possible move into the rotation.

The Royals are pondering which relievers could make the transition from the bullpen to the rotation, and Crow is an obvious candidate. Also under consideration are Everett Teaford, Kelvin Herrera and Tim Collins, who is the only one of the group with no starting experience. "I think (Crow) probably, right now, projects better as a reliever," manager Ned Yost said. "But that doesn’t mean we won’t look at him as a starter. We’re looking at everything, but we have to see what happens over the winter. What if we get two (new) pitchers? What if we get no pitchers? What if we get four pitchers? Again, it’s all talk right now."
Sun, Aug 12, 2012 10:07:00 AM

Royals manager Ned Yost said that Aaron Crow will be used if a save situation arises Monday against the Astros.

Jonathan Broxton threw 29 pitches over two innings Sunday against the Cardinals, so Yost would like to stay away from using him. Yost is also considering using him as a pinch-hitter under National League rules. Greg Holland and Tim Collins are also unavailable Monday and could be used as emergency outfielders.
Mon, Jun 18, 2012 06:14:00 PM

With Tuesday's game getting called due to rain, Aaron Crow pitched up a save by pitching a scoreless seventh inning against the A's.

The Royals likely intended to follow Crow with Greg Holland and Jonathan Broxton tonight, but they never got the chance. Crow struck out two in his inning. He's fanned six in three innings for the season, but he's also given up three runs.
Wed, Apr 11, 2012 02:24:00 AM

Aaron Crow has been moved back to the bullpen.

Crow entered spring training with a legitimate shot at landing a spot in the Royals' starting rotation, but Joakim Soria's recent elbow issues have forced a return to relief for the 25-year-old right-hander. He is likely to function as a setup man this year for Kansas City.
Tue, Mar 20, 2012 12:21:00 PM

Aaron Crow spun two scoreless relief innings Thursday, allowing no hits and one walk while striking out two in a win over the Rockies.

A nice first outing from the young right-hander. The Royals are giving Crow a shot at a rotation spot, though manager Ned Yost seems prepared to shift him back to the bullpen unless he really wows in camp. He's certainly off to a good start.
Thu, Mar 8, 2012 06:04:00 PM

Royals manager Ned Yost acknowledged that it's probably unrealistic to expect Aaron Crow to be able to stay in the team's rotation for a full season.

"Realistically, it would be tough for him to make 32 starts," Yost said. "But he could make 10 starts and go to the pen. He could make five starts and go to the pen. He could open in the pen and make 10 starts later or 15 starts. I don’t know." Crow threw 62 innings out of the bullpen in 2011, and it sounds like the Royals don't want his innings to jump up too dramatically in 2012. He'll compete for a spot in the rotation in spring training, but it's clear his long-term role is still yet to be determined.
Fri, Feb 24, 2012 01:31:00 PM

Aaron Crow will join the Royals' rotation in 2012.

At least, that's going to be the plan entering spring training. Crow posted a stellar 2.76 ERA over 62 relief appearances as a rookie in 2011 and was drafted as a starter out of the Universtity of Missouri. Still, there's no guarantee that he'll make an easy jump to the Kansas City rotation. Crow is on the fringe of sleeper status.
Tue, Nov 29, 2011 01:06:00 PM

Aaron Crow told Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star that he hopes to make the transition to the starting rotation next season.

"I’m comfortable with (starting)," explained Crow. "I’ve done that my whole life. Whatever happens happens, but I’m going into spring training with the goal of making the rotation. I hope that works out." Crow pitched almost exclusively as a starter in the minors, but posted a 2.76 ERA over 62 relief appearances as a rookie in 2011 and even made the American League All-Star team. The 25-year-old right-hander has the chance to provide much more value to the Royals as a starter in the long-term, but his spotty command could prove problematic.
Wed, Nov 23, 2011 10:19:00 AM

Royals manager Ned Yost acknowledged Monday that Aaron Crow recently dealt with some minor arm ailments.

"He developed shoulder tightness or stiffness," said Yost. "We sat him for a couple of days. He felt better. Then he developed some forearm tightness, and we sat him for a couple of days. This was all right after the All-Star break. He feels great now, but he just hasn’t been as sharp." Crow, 24, has a 1.13 ERA and 5/4 K/BB ratio over eight innings since the All-Star break, so he hasn't been a complete disaster, but Yost is currently relying on Greg Holland as his primary bridge to closer Joakim Soria.
Mon, Aug 8, 2011 08:13:00 PM

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C1Salvador Perez
2Brett Hayes
1B1Eric Hosmer
2B1Omar Infante
SS1Alcides Escobar
3B1Mike Moustakas
2Danny Valencia
LF1Alex Gordon
CF1Lorenzo Cain
2Jarrod Dyson
RF1Norichika Aoki
DH1Billy Butler
2Raul Ibanez
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S1James Shields
2Jason Vargas
3Jeremy Guthrie
4Yordano Ventura
5Danny Duffy
Relief Pitcher
R1Greg Holland
2Wade Davis
3Kelvin Herrera
4Aaron Crow
5Francisley Bueno
6Bruce Chen
7Scott Downs
8Luke Hochevar
9Louis Coleman