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Royals sign Herges

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Kansas City Royals have agreed to a one-year minor league deal with right-hander Matt Herges and invited him to spring training.

Herges went 2-1 with a 3.55 ERA in 21 relief appearances for the Cleveland Indians last season. The 39-year-old Herges was 1-0 with a 2.89 ERA in nine games for Colorado in 2007, helping the Rockies win the NL wild card and earn a trip to their first World Series.

Herges is 43-35 with a 3.91 career ERA in 11 seasons with eight teams.