Originally written on Fox Sports Kansas City  |  Last updated 7/20/12
KANSAS CITY, MO The Kansas City Royals today acquired right-handed starter Jeremy Guthrie from the Colorado Rockies in exchange for left-handed starter Jonathan Sanchez. Guthrie, 33, is 3-9 with a 6.35 ERA in 19 games, including 15 starts, for Colorado in 2012. He has pitched well away from Coors Field, posting a 3.67 ERA in 10 games (8 starts) on the road. The six-foot-one, 205-pound right-hander is 50-74 with a 4.37 ERA in 196 career outings (169 starts) for the Indians (2004-06), Orioles (2007-11) and Rockies (2012). The Orioles Opening Day starter in 2008, 2009 and 2011, Guthrie posted double-digit wins in three straight seasons for Baltimore in 2008-2010 and has topped the 200-inning mark in each of his last three seasons entering 2012. He pitched for the United States at the 2009 World Baseball Classic. Originally a first-round selection (22nd overall) for Cleveland in 2002 out of Stanford University, Guthrie was claimed off waivers by Baltimore in 2007 and then was traded...
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