clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Royals to Wait on Contract Talks With Guthrie

August 21, 2012; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Kansas City Royals pitcher Jeremy Guthrie (33) in the dugout during the game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE
August 21, 2012; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Kansas City Royals pitcher Jeremy Guthrie (33) in the dugout during the game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE

The Kansas City Royals will "probably" wait until the offseason to discuss a contract extension with right-hander Jeremy Guthrie, reports Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star:

The 33-year-old right-hander, swapped for the struggling Jonathan Sanchez in late July, has pitched well in his short stint with the Royals after an abysmal half season with the Colorado Rockies. Guthrie, who had a 6.35 ERA and 4.5 K/9 in fifteen starts with Colorado, has a much-improved 3.70 ERA and 6.4 K/9 in nine starts for Kansas City.

Guthrie has said that he would have no issues discussing a contract extension in-season, but the club seems to want to gauge his performance for the rest of the season before coming to any decisions. Now earning $8.2 million in his final year of arbitration, Guthrie will get his first chance on the free agent market this winter.