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1/23/2014 4:54 P.M. ET

Royals sign pitcher Jon Rauch to minor league contract

KANSAS CITY, MO (January 23, 2014) - The Kansas City Royals announced today that the club has agreed to terms on a minor league contract with right-handed reliever Jon Rauch for the 2014 season. Rauch has been invited to Major League Spring Training.

The 35-year old began 2013 with the Miami Marlins, going 1-2 with a 7.56 ERA over 15 games. He also made 10 appearances with Triple-A Norfolk in the Orioles organization, compiling a 2.89 ERA. Rauch is 43-40 with 62 saves over 556 career Major League appearances since debuting in 2002.

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