Royals sign Chamberlain, Rodriguez to minor league contracts
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Veteran pitchers Joba Chamberlain and Wandy Rodriguez agreed to minor league contracts Sunday with the Kansas City Royals, the American League Central leaders, and will report to Triple-A Omaha.
Chamberlain, a 29-year-old right-hander, is 25-21 with a 3.89 ERA in 359 games in the majors with the New York Yankees and Detroit Tigers. He was 0-2 with a 4.09 ERA in 30 relief appearances this season with Detroit. Chamberlain was a Nebraska teammate of Royals left fielder Alex Gordon, who is on the disabled list.
Rodriguez, a 36-year-old left-hander, went 6-4 with a 4.90 ERA this season with the Texas Rangers, who released him Aug. 4. He has also pitched for the Houston Astros and Pittsburgh Pirates in his 11-year big league career.