Royals Designate Anthony Lerew For Assignment

According to a team press release, the Royals have given their final roster spot to veteran lefty John Parrish, and designated Anthony Lerew for assignment.

Lerew, 27, posted a 4.05 ERA through 13.1 innings for the Royals last season, but only managed seven strikeouts versus eight walks. Over 35 major league innings, Lerew has walked 23 batters.

Baseball America ranked Lerew as a Top 100 prospect prior to both the 2005 (#99) and 2006 (#93) seasons. Unfortunately, Lerew's never found a way to match his minor league success (3.52 ERA, 7.2 K/9, 3.2 BB/9 through 914.2 innings) in the big leagues over parts of four seasons with the Braves and Royals.

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5 years 4 months ago

how is parrish still around?

5 years 4 months ago

He is still around because he is still left handed.