Royals sign Matt Harvey to minor league deal
The Kansas City Royals signed former All-Star Matt Harvey to a minor league contract.
The Royals announced the move before Tuesday night's game at Detroit. The 31-year-old Harvey has struggled to recapture the form that made him a key member of the New York Mets when they faced Kansas City in the 2015 World Series.
Harvey went 3-5 with a 7.09 ERA in 12 starts for the Los Angeles Angels last year. The right-hander made 28 starts the previous season for the Mets and Cincinnati Reds.
Harvey signed a minor league deal with Oakland last August but never pitched for the Athletics in the major leagues.
Harvey was an All-Star in 2013 and helped the Mets to the World Series two years later after returning from Tommy John surgery. He started Game 5 against the Royals before Kansas City rallied to tie it with two runs in the ninth and win the decisive game 7-2 in 12 innings to claim its first World Series title since 1985. Harvey hasn't had a winning season since and has struggled to stay healthy.
He was 13-8 with a 2.71 ERA in 29 starts in 2015. He was 34-37 with a 3.66 ERA in parts of six seasons with the Mets.