Kansas City Royals Sign Former 4th Overall Draft Selection

Joining the Kansas City Royals.

The Royals have signed pitcher Kohl Stewart to a minor league deal with, presumably, an invite to spring training.

Stewart didn't pitch at all last season after suffering a right elbow injury during the 2021 season with the Chicago Cubs.

For his three-year major league career, the twenty-eight-year-old holds a middling 4.88 ERA, 1.48 WHIP, and 45 strikeouts across 75.2 innings of work. He's spent time with the Minnesota Twins and the Cubs.

For his minor-league career, where he's spent far more time, Stewart has a solid 3.60 ERA, 1.35 WHIP, and 512 strikeouts over 687.2 innings. 

Stewart was the fourth overall selection of the 2013 MLB Draft by the Twins. It's a very interesting low-risk signing for the Royals.
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