Jason Frasor will be back with the Royals, agreeing to a one-year, $1.8 million deal with a team option for 2016.
Kansas City acquired Frasor from Texas in mid-July and the 36-year-old right-hander pitched very well down the stretch with a 1.53 ERA and 16/4 K/BB ratio in 18 innings.
A veteran of 11 seasons and 647 career appearances, Frasor has posted a sub-4.00 ERA in five of the past six years and has a combined 2.62 ERA with 94 strikeouts in 96 innings since 2013.
Barring some trades he’ll fill a middle relief role for the bullpen-rich Royals in 2015 and a total commitment under $2 million is a bargain.
Former major league outfielder Carl Crawford has been arrested in Texas on a domestic violence charge, TMZ reports. The charge was designated as “assault fam/house mem impede breath circulate,” suggesting that Crawford allegedly choked someone. Crawford surrendered to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday. The alleged incident occurred in May.
Crawford was in the news last week as well when two people — a 25-year-old woman and a five-year-old boy — were found dead at his home in Houston. The boy reportedly had trouble breathing and the woman jumped in to help him.
Crawford, who owns a record label called 1501 Certified Entertainment, posted a message on Instagram about the incident:
There will likely be more information brought to light about Crawford’s alleged domestic violence incident in the coming days. It is unclear if there are any common factors between the domestic violence incident and the pool incident.