Angels claim J.C. Gutierrez off waivers from Royals

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Designated for assignment by the Royals last week, right-hander J.C. Gutierrez was claimed off waivers by the Angels.

Gutierrez had a 3.38 ERA and 17/8 K/BB ratio in 29 innings for the Royals this season, but he’s 29 years old with no previous big-league success.

He also doesn’t have a very impressive minor-league track record, although most of his work in the minors came as a starter and Gutierrez has averaged 95 miles per hour with his fastball since moving to the bullpen full time.