Free agent right-hander Jeremy Guthrie is believed to be seeking a contract in the range of three years and $34 million.
Guthrie, 33, is believed to be seeking a three-year contract for $34 million after resurrecting a lost season by going 5-3 with a 3.16 ERA in 16 starts after arriving in a July 20 trade from Colorado.
While Guthrie is reportedly seeking $34 million over three years, analysts, including Jim Bowden of ESPN and CBSSports.com’s Jon Heyman, project he will receive a two- or three-year contract with an average annual salary in the $6 to $9 million range.
The Baltimore Orioles traded Guthrie to the Colorado Rockies last winter in exchange for right-handers Jason Hammel and Matt Lindstrom. The 33-year-old went on to struggle immensely with the Rockies, posting an ERA of 6.35 over 19 appearances, including 15 starts, but he rebounded for a solid second half after being shipped to the Kansas City Royals.