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One-time Washington Nationals draftee Aaron Crow will be given a chance to compete for the Kansas City Royals starting rotation, according to, you guessed it, Jim Bowden. You’ll recall that the Nationals (and Bowden) drafted Crow with their first pick in the 2008 draft only to lose the rights to the potential-filled starter when the two sides couldn’t reach an agreement before the MLB signing deadline.
Crow re-entered the draft the following year and was selected by the Kansas City Royals, who he inevitably signed with for a $4.5 million deal including signing bonus. The Nationals had offered him as much as $3.5 million.
In his second year with the organization Crow, to the surprise of some, excelled as a powerful middle reliever for the Royals. In 57 games pitched he posted a 2.76 ERA, while posting 65 strikeouts in 62.0 innings pitched. His performance, as well as the overall lack of talent on Kansas City’s active roster, resulted in an All-Star appearance for the 24-year-old.
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The 27-year-old Broxton was limited to 14 games with the Los Angeles Dodgers last season, going 1-2 with seven saves and a 5.68 ERA.
He is coming back from minor elbow surgery and will be looking to regain the former that made him one of baseball's top closers.
Royals second baseman Johnny Giavotella and pitcher Kelvin Herrera reached the Major Leagues this year, and now they'll have awards to commemorate how they did it.
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