Aaron Crow RP KC 1 Month
Royals and RHP Aaron Crow avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.475 million contract.
He can earn an additional $50,000 if he makes the All-Star team. The two sides wound up settling just below the midpoint of figures exchanged earlier this month. Crow posted a 3.38 ERA, 1.48 WHIP and 44/22 K/BB ratio in 48 innings for the Royals last season.
Aaron Crow RP KC 2 Months
Aaron Crow requested $1.7 million and was offered $1.28 million from the Royals when arbitration figures were exchanged on Friday.
With the two sides as close as they are, they should be able to strike a deal someplace in the middle of the two figures. The 27-year-old posted a 3.38 ERA, 1.48 WHIP and 44/22 K/BB ratio in 48 innings while earning $1.28 million in 2013.
Aaron Crow RP KC 3 Months
Troy Renck of the Denver Post says the Rockies are looking for another bullpen arm and have some interest in Aaron Crow.
Crow had a down season but has a 3.19 ERA and a K/9 just under 9.0 for his career. The Rockies signed LaTroy Hawkins to be their closer in 2014, but the 27-year-old Crow would give them a strong back-end of the bullpen along with Rex Brothers. Crow is first-time arbitration eligible this winter.
Aaron Crow RP KC 4 Months
Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star reports that the Royals are shopping Aaron Crow and Tim Collins.
Collins and Crow are each entering their first year of salary arbitration and the Royals want to see what kind of package can be fetched before the talented young relievers get expensive. Kansas City has good bullpen depth, and getting a starting pitcher or some offense in return would be the goal. Crow, 27, posted a 3.38 ERA and 44/22 K/BB ratio in 48 innings this year. Collins, 24, had a 3.54 ERA.
Aaron Crow RP KC 10 Months
Aaron Crow has registered a 1.08 ERA and 0.96 WHIP in 8 1/3 innings this year out of the Royals bullpen.
Crow yielded his first run of the season on May 5, when White Sox outfielder Alex Rios took him deep. The 26-year-old right-hander boasts a solid 3.00 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 9.0 K/9 through 135 career major league innings.
Aaron Crow RP KC 11 Months
With both Greg Holland and Kelvin Herrera unavailable, Aaron Crow closed out Monday's win over the Twins with a scoreless ninth.
Crow issued a one-out walk but then induced a double-play ball to end it. He's third in line for saves in Kansas City, but obviously Herrera will get the first crack at the job should manager Ned Yost make a move.
Aaron Crow RP KC Jun 18 '12
Royals manager Ned Yost said that Aaron Crow will be used if a save situation arises Monday against the Astros.
Jonathan Broxton threw 29 pitches over two innings Sunday against the Cardinals, so Yost would like to stay away from using him. Yost is also considering using him as a pinch-hitter under National League rules. Greg Holland and Tim Collins are also unavailable Monday and could be used as emergency outfielders.
Aaron Crow RP KC Apr 11 '12
With Tuesday's game getting called due to rain, Aaron Crow pitched up a save by pitching a scoreless seventh inning against the A's.
The Royals likely intended to follow Crow with Greg Holland and Jonathan Broxton tonight, but they never got the chance. Crow struck out two in his inning. He's fanned six in three innings for the season, but he's also given up three runs.
Aaron Crow RP KC Mar 20 '12
Aaron Crow has been moved back to the bullpen.
Crow entered spring training with a legitimate shot at landing a spot in the Royals' starting rotation, but Joakim Soria's recent elbow issues have forced a return to relief for the 25-year-old right-hander. He is likely to function as a setup man this year for Kansas City.
Aaron Crow RP KC Mar 08 '12
Aaron Crow spun two scoreless relief innings Thursday, allowing no hits and one walk while striking out two in a win over the Rockies.
A nice first outing from the young right-hander. The Royals are giving Crow a shot at a rotation spot, though manager Ned Yost seems prepared to shift him back to the bullpen unless he really wows in camp. He's certainly off to a good start.