Rockies, Royals Trade Struggling Starters, Guthrie – Sanchez

Jeremy Guthrie NewsJeremy Guthrie and Jonathan Sanchez have been traded. The Colorado Rockies sent right-hander Jeremy Guthrie to the Kansas City Royals in exchange for left-hander Jonathan Sanchez.

Both pitchers have struggled this season and the two teams agreed on a trade, hoping a change of scenery would be best for both.

Sanchez was 1-6 with a 7.76 ERA in 12 starts for the Royals.

The Royals designated him for assignment earlier this week.

Sanchez was acquired in a now infamous trade with the San Francisco Giants.

The Royals sent Melky Cabrera to the Giants for Sanchez in that trade.

Guthrie came to the Rockies an off-season trade with the Baltimore Orioles. Jason Hamel was sent to the Orioles in exchange for Guthrie.

Guthrie was 3-9 with the Rockies and pitch to a ERA of 6.35. he was sent to the bullpen after struggling in his first nine decisions.

Both pitchers have had success in the past, and perhaps a change of scenery will affect a change in their pitching performances.

 


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