January 23, 2014 3:15 PM

Royals sign reliever Jon Rauch to minor-league contract

The Royals have agreed to a minor-league contract with Jon Rauch, a 6-foot-11 right-handed relief pitcher. He has a career 3.90 ERA in 11 major-league seasons. He debuted with the White Sox in 2002 and has also pitched for the Expos, Nationals, Twins, Diamondbacks, Blue Jays and Mets.

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