Joba Chamberlain

The Royals signed Joba Chamberlain and Wandy Rodriguez to minor league deals


Andy McCullough of The Kansas City Star reports that the Royals have signed pitchers Joba Chamberlain and Wandy Rodriguez to minor league deals. Both will report to Triple-A Omaha.

Chamberlain, 29, was released by the Blue Jays on Friday. They had signed him to a minor league deal 11 days after the Tigers released him in July, but he gave up 10 runs (eight earned) in five innings with Triple-A Buffalo. He put up a 4.09 ERA with a 15/5 K/BB ratio in 22 innings at the major league level with the Tigers.

Rodriguez, 36, was released by the Rangers on August 4 after compiling a 4.90 ERA with a 72/36 K/BB ratio in 86 1/3 innings.