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Guthrie was announced as the Royals' fifth starter Wednesday, the Kansas City Star reports.

Guthrie had been pushed a bit by Chris Young during camp, but it looks like manager Ned Yost will continue to roll with his veteran to close out the rotation. Guthrie will be 36 in early-April, and considering that he hasn't posted a K/9 rate higher than 6.0 since 2007, he isn't an attractive fantasy option outside of deeper AL-only formats.

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Guthrie will "assume his regular position in the back of the club's rotation" in 2015, the Kansas City Star reports.

Guthrie was moved down to make a start in the minors instead of his regular spring start earlier in the week, as it was instead Chris Young who took the hill with the big league squad. However, Guthrie had been dealing with an illness of late, which likely had more to do with the switch than any pending demotion. The club fully expects the veteran to round out their rotation this year, but being a contract season with many young arms on the horizon in the organization, it could be one of his last years with the team.

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Guthrie will start Game 7 of the World Series on Wednesday, if the Royals manage to extend the series with a win Tuesday, Newsday's Erik Boland reports.

Guthrie has fared reasonably well in his two postseason starts to this point, with seven hits and three earned runs allowed over 10 innings, though he has managed just two strikeouts. If the Royals manage to stay alive with a win Tuesday, it will likely be Guthrie versus Tim Hudson in the deciding Game 7.

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Guthrie will pitch Game 3 of the ALCS on Tuesday, the Kansas City Star's Andy McCullough reports.

Game 3 was postponed Monday, but Guthrie will still take the ball Tuesday. The Royals now have the option to pitch James Shields in Game 4, or give him an extra day off and give Jason Vargas the ball Wednesday.

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Guthrie will start Game 3 of the ALCS against the Orioles on Monday, Jon Morosi of FOX Sports reports.

Although Guthrie finished the regular season with an uninspiring 4.13 ERA and 1.30 WHIP, he's had success in his career against some of the Orioles' top hitters, namely Adam Jones (1-for-12) and Nelson Cruz (.602 OPS). He's expected to oppose lefty Wei-Yin Chen, though Chen will be available in an emergency Saturday.

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Guthrie is likely to start Game 4 of the ALDS for the Royals, should the series get that far, Josh Vernier of FOX Sports Kansas City reports.

Guthrie's overall numbers this season are rather unsightly (4.13 ERA, 1.30 WHIP), but he finished strong, with just one earned run allowed in his final three starts (20.1 innings). He'll get the nod in Game 4, unless one team sweeps the series, likely starting opposite Jered Weaver. Danny Duffy will serve as the long man.

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Guthrie (13-11) pitched seven shutout innings on four hits against the White Sox Friday night, while striking out six hitters and netting the win.

It was perfect timing for Guthrie as he helped secure a playoff spot for the Royals with the win. Guthrie has rebounded nicely since his September 8 outing where he gave up eight runs in 2.2 innings pitched. He kept hitters off balance all night, only allowing one base runner to reach second base. Guthrie was removed from the game after the seventh inning after 93 pitches.

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Guthrie gave up five hits and two runs (with two strikeouts and two walks) in 5.1 innings against Detroit on Sunday.

It wasn't pretty, but Guthrie did enough to help Kansas City grab a crucial win. Guthrie will take a 4.28 ERA and 1.32 WHIP into Friday's scheduled road assignment against the White Sox.

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Guthrie struggled mightily Monday afternoon, allowing eight runs�six earned�in just 2.2 innings against the Tigers.

The veteran allowed 10 hits and struck out just one in what was the shortest outing of his season. Guthrie will now carry a 4.54 ERA into what should be an easier assignment when he makes his next start this weekend against the Red Sox.

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Guthrie gave up just one run on eight hits and zero walks in seven innings Tuesday against the Rangers.

He pitched Derek Holland even over seven frames, so he received a no-decision. The only other point of content from a fantasy standpoint was that Guthrie only recorded one strikeout on the night, but that's nitpicking when a pitcher with a 4.31 ERA gives up just one run in seven innings. He'll have a tougher test in his next start Monday in Detroit.