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Ryan Verdugo | Starting Pitcher

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (27) / 4/10/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 199
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Royals reassigned LHP Ryan Verdugo, C Julio Rodriguez and RHP Sugar Ray Marimon to minor league camp.
Verdugo made one appearance with the Royals in 2012, and could be a candidate to fill in the back end of their rotation should any starters go down with injury. None of the trio will hold any fantasy value for the 2013 season. Fri, Mar 8, 2013 09:05:00 PM

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Royals sent LHP Ryan Verdugo outright to Triple-A Omaha.

He was designated for assignment earlier this month but has cleared waivers and will remain in the organization. Verdugo made one appearance with the Royals this season and posted a 3.75 ERA over 136 2/3 innings at the Triple-A level.
Fri, Nov 30, 2012 03:35:00 PM

Royals designated LHP Ryan Verdugo for assignment.

Verdugo got the boot from the 40-man roster as the Royals added some players in advance of the Rule 5 Draft. The 25-year-old southpaw made one appearance with the Royals this season and posted a 3.75 ERA over 136 2/3 innings at the Triple-A level.
Tue, Nov 20, 2012 04:15:00 PM

Royals recalled LHP Ryan Verdugo from Triple-A Omaha.

Verdugo was blasted in a spot start for the Royals but pitching well at Omaha this year, posting a 3.75 ERA over 136 2/3 innings. He's likely to return to Omaha next year.
Fri, Oct 5, 2012 02:32:00 PM

Royals optioned LHP Ryan Verdugo to Triple-A Omaha.

Verdugo was shelled for six earned runs in just 1 2/3 innings Tuesday night against the light-hitting Mariners. The Royals seem unlikely to turn back to him anytime soon.
Wed, Jul 18, 2012 04:16:00 PM

Ryan Verdugo was annihilated in his first big league start Tuesday, allowing six earned runs over 1 2/3 innings Tuesday to the Mariners.

The 25-year-old left-hander was called up as an emergency starter earlier in the day, and odds are that he'll have to wait a while before getting another chance with the Royals. Verdugo, the last remnant of the Melky Cabrera trade after Jonathan Sanchez was cut Tuesday, surrendered eight hits, two walks and a homer against one of MLB's worst offenses.
Tue, Jul 17, 2012 11:34:00 PM

Royals recalled LHP Ryan Verdugo from Triple-A Omaha.

Verdugo will serve as the Royals' emergency starter on Tuesday against the Mariners. The 25-year-old left-hander is not a good streaming option in fantasy leagues.
Tue, Jul 17, 2012 04:18:00 PM

Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star hears that the Royals are recalling left-hander Ryan Verdugo for Tuesday's game.

The Royals were forced to use Everett Teaford on Monday, so Verdugo would likely start Tuesday against the Mariners. The 25-year-old southpaw has a 3.58 ERA and 72/44 K/BB ratio in 88 innings at the Triple-A level this season. He can be ignored in fantasy leagues.
Tue, Jul 17, 2012 10:06:00 AM

Royals optioned LHP Ryan Verdugo to Triple-A Omaha.

He was sent down to make room for Clint Robinson, who will join the active roster Friday in Pittsburgh. Verdugo was called up from the minors earlier this week, but didn't make an appearance during his brief time with the big club.
Thu, Jun 7, 2012 06:18:00 PM

Royals recalled LHP Ryan Verdugo from Triple-A Omaha.

Because the Royals have off-days on Thursday and Monday, they can shrink the rotation to four members for the time being. As such, Kansas City plans to use Verdugo out of the bullpen. The 24-year-old southpaw, acquired along with Jonathan Sanchez from the Giants in the Melky Cabrera deal, was 3-1 with a 3.61 ERA in 11 starts for Omaha this season.
Tue, Jun 5, 2012 02:47:00 PM

Royals optioned LHP Ryan Verdugo to Triple-A Omaha.

Verdugo surrendered four hits in his lone Cactus League relief appearance. The 24-year-old southpaw should see action in a major league game at some point this year.
Wed, Mar 14, 2012 07:04:00 PM

Royals purchased the contract of LHP Ryan Verdugo from Triple-A Omaha.

Verdugo was acquired earlier this month from the Giants in the Melky Cabrera deal. The 24-year-old posted a 4.35 ERA and 1.37 WHIP in 25 starts this season but also struck out over a batter per inning. He's now protected from the Rule 5 draft.
Fri, Nov 18, 2011 03:20:00 PM

Royals acquired LHP Ryan Verdugo and LHP Jonathan Sanchez from the Giants for OF Melky Cabrera.

Verdugo, 24, posted an underwhelming 4.35 ERA and 1.37 WHIP in 25 starts this season at Double-A Richmond. He possesses swing-and-miss stuff and had great numbers in the lower ranks of the Giants' minor league system, but he'll have to find a way to put it all together before he can be considered a potential major league starter.
Mon, Nov 7, 2011 01:16:00 PM

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3B1Mike Moustakas
2Danny Valencia
LF1Alex Gordon
CF1Lorenzo Cain
2Jarrod Dyson
RF1Norichika Aoki
DH1Billy Butler
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6Bruce Chen
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