Free-agent southpaw Mike Minor agreed to a two-year deal with the Kansas City Royals on Sunday night, rejoining the team that he pitched for in 2017. (Ken Rosenthal via Twitter )
The soon-to-be 33-year-old veteran will return to the Royals after pitching well for them during his previous stint with the club, when he had come off two missed seasons in 2015-2016 while recovering from shoulder surgery. Minor had a breakthrough 2019 season with Texas, making his first all-star appearance, but regressed in 2020 to the tune of a 1-6 record with a 5.56 ERA and 1.24 WHIP. He was traded to the Athletics in late August and pitched 3.2 scoreless innings for Oakland in relief during the playoffs. With a spot in the Royals' rotation, Minor could once again be a useful fantasy contributor in 2021, if healthy, and may be worth a late-round flier.