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Royals sign starting pitcher Joe Saunders to minor-league deal

Left-hander Joe Saunders signed a minor-league deal with the Royals on Tuesday.
Left-hander Joe Saunders signed a minor-league deal with the Royals on Tuesday. The Associated Press

The Royals have signed left-hander Joe Saunders to a minor-league deal, and assigned him to Class AAA Omaha.

The Rangers released Saunders on July 4. He had a 6.13 ERA in eight starts for Texas.

Saunders, 33, made an All-Star team for the Angels in 2008. He has also pitched for the Diamondbacks, Orioles and Mariners.

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