Jeremy Guthrie gets spring invite from Rangers

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Jeremy Guthrie, who started Game 7 of the 2014 World Series for the Kansas City Royals, signed a minor league contract with a spring training invitation with the Texas Rangers on Sunday.

Guthrie, who was 8-8 with a 5.95 ERA in 30 games last season, was not placed on the Royals' postseason roster in 2015. He had a 6.10 ERA in 24 starts but made only one start after Aug. 18.

The 36-year-old Guthrie has a 91-108 record with a 4.37 ERA in 305 major league games with Cleveland, Baltimore, Colorado and Kansas City.

Guthrie will compete for a rotation spot with the Rangers, who used 12 starters last season.