Originally written on i70baseball  |  Last updated 12/21/11
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ROYALS SIGN LEFT-HANDED RELIEVER  Jose Mijares  TO A ONE-YEAR CONTRACT KANSAS CITY, MO (December 21, 2011) — The Kansas City Royals announced today that the club has signed left-handed relief pitcher Jose Mijaresto a one-year Major League contract for 2012.  Consistent with club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.  With the signing of the Mijares, the Royals’ 40-man roster stands at 40. “We expect Jose to be a solid addition from the left side that further strengthens our bullpen,” Royals GM Dayton Moore said.  “He has been especially good against left-handed hitters in his career and will give Ned more options to match up late in the game.” The 27-year-old Mijares (me-HAH-ress) has posted a 3-6 record with a 3.16 ERA in 186 relief appearances for the Minnesota Twins since making his debut in 2008.  Last season, the 6-foot, 230-pounder went 0-2 with a 4.59 ERA in 58 contests, all in relief.  In his career, Mijares has held left-handed batters to a .212 average, allowing ju...
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