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George Sherrill, Dan Wheeler join Royals on minors deals

Dec 11, 2012, 1:20 PM EST

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In addition to adding outfielder Willy Taveras on a minor-league deal the Royals have also signed left-hander George Sherrill and right-hander Dan Wheeler to minor-league contracts, according to Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star.

Sherrill was once a very good left-handed setup man, but missed nearly all of this year following Tommy John elbow surgery and faces an uphill battle coming back at age 36.

Wheeler got knocked around in a dozen appearances for the Indians and in May the 34-year-old was outrighted to Triple-A, where he threw 43 innings with a 2.32 ERA and 30/13 K/BB ratio.

They’ll both try to win a middle relief gig during spring training.

  1. digbysellers - Dec 11, 2012 at 2:39 PM

    They miss Dan Quisenberry

  2. source7769 - Dec 11, 2012 at 5:26 PM

    who is next jose valverde

  3. webbza - Dec 11, 2012 at 10:03 PM

    Just wrote an article on the Shields/Myers trade. Please check it out on my blog and let me know what you think in the comments.

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