Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Royals Sign Kip Wells

If you want to know how desperate the Royals are for bullpen help right now with Ron Mahay and Ramon Ramirez hurt and with so many other guys tired or struggling, the Royals just signed Kip Wells. The Rockies designated him for assignment last week after going 1-2 with a 5.27 ERA in 15 appearances.

Wells has not even had a decent season since 2004 (I'm defining decent as having an ERA under 5.00). But with the Rockies picking up $3.1 million of his contract, the Royals are on the hook for just $90,000--so we're not taking much of a risk financially, but you have to wonder about our system when we can't even find a guy to bring up late in the season to eat a few innings out of the pen.

Wells may be in uniform for the game tonight in Cleveland.

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