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Royals re-sign RHP Jeremy Guthrie

Right-handed starter Jeremy Guthrie [1], acquired by the Royals from the Rockies in a midseason trade, signed a three-year deal [2] worth $25 million to remain in Kansas City.

Wrote Guthrie on Twitter: Three more years in Kansas City! I couldn’€™t be more excited! Thanks to Royals and all the great fans for your support.

Guthrie, 33, went 5-3 with a 3.16 ERA in 14 starts with the Royals, after going 3-9 with a 6.35 ERA in Colorado. He finished strong, going 4-0 with a 2.17 ERA over his last 11 outings.

Guthrie will be paid $5 million next season, $11 million in 2014 and $9 million the year after.