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KC signs righty Barlow to one-year deal

Pitcher Scott Barlow struck out 160 batters across two levels in 2017. (Jeremy Davis/MiLB.com)
December 7, 2017

KANSAS CITY -- The Royals added to their pitching depth on Thursday by signing right-hander Scott Barlow to a one-year, $900,000 deal.Barlow, 24, was a sixth-round pick of the Dodgers in the 2011 Draft out of a Santa Clarita, Calif., high school. According to a source, his deal is a

KANSAS CITY -- The Royals added to their pitching depth on Thursday by signing right-hander Scott Barlow to a one-year, $900,000 deal.
Barlow, 24, was a sixth-round pick of the Dodgers in the 2011 Draft out of a Santa Clarita, Calif., high school. According to a source, his deal is a split contract: $650,000 at the big league level and $225,000 at the Minor League level.
Barlow, who is 6-foot-3 and weighs 215 pounds, was 7-6 with a 3.29 ERA in 26 starts for Triple-A Oklahoma City and Double-A Tulsa last season, with 160 strikeouts in 139 2/3 innings last season.
The Royals' 40-man roster now sits at 39.

Jeffrey Flanagan has covered the Royals since 1991, and for MLB.com since 2015. Follow him on Twitter @FlannyMLB.