John Lannan

RP / Kansas City Royals / EXP: 8YRS / MINORS Height: 6-4 Weight: 236 lb Age: 31 College: None Bats/Throws L/L

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    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      Royals' John Lannan: Signs minor-league deal with Royals

      Lannan signed a minor-league contract with the Royals, Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports reports. Lannan has 148 big-league starts to his name, but none of those have come since 2013, and he spent all of last season with Triple-A Albuquerque in the Rockies organization. After posting a 5.39 ERA, 1.64 WHIP and 4.9 K/9 for Albuquerque, the 31-year-old lefty will be a long shot to make the Royals' major-league squad out of spring training.

    • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

      Rockies option Chad Bettis, Ben Paulsen to minors

      The Rockies optioned three players and reassigned nine other to their minor league camp on Sunday. Optioned to the minors were RHP Chad Bettis, who is converting from relief to a starting pitcher. He didn't allow a run in five spring innings. "He's in a good place," manager Walt Weiss said, per the Denver Post. "There's some clarity in his role and what he needs to do. It was a positive camp for him." First baseman Ben Paulsen, who had a .108 spring average. "He hasn't had a great spring," Weiss said. "But that doesn't diminish what I think of the guy." LHP Chris Rusin, who had a 6.43 spring ERA. Reassigned to minor league camp were: LHP Kraig Sitton, LHP Aaron Laffey, LHP John Lannan, RHP Jair Jurrjens, RHP Brett Marshall, catcher Audry Perez, infielders Trevor Story and Omar Quintanilla, and outfielder Roger Bernadina.

    • by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer

      Rockies sign trio of players to minor-league contracts Thursday

      The Rockies have signed left-handed pitcher John Lannan, right-handed pitcher Justin Miller and catcher Audry Perez to minor-league contracts. Each of the players also received an invitation to the team's spring training. Lannan made five appearances in 2014 with the Mets, going 1-0 with a 15.75 ERA. He was also a member of the Nationals from 2007-2012, where in 2009 he threw 206 1/3 innings, going 9-13. Miller made eight appearances for the Tigers in 2014, posting a 5.11 ERA with five strikeouts while Perez appeared in just one game last year with the Cardinals.

    • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

      Rockies sign five pitchers to minor league contracts

      Looking to add pitching depth in the minors, the Rockies signed pitchers Jose Ortega, Justin Miller, Brett Marshall, Aaron Laffey and John Lannan to minor league contracts.

    • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

      John Lannan to throw two innings Friday

      Mets pitcher John Lannan will throw live batting practice Monday and then pitch two innings Friday, probably in a Gulf Coast League game, reports Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers. Lannan was sidelined from mid-April to early June due to a personal matter.

    • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

      John Lannan back from personal leave

      The Mets announced Monday pitcher John Lannan has reported to the team's spring training facility in Florida after being out since mid-April due to a personal matter. He will eventually report to Triple-A Las Vegas.

    • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

      John Lannan accepts Triple-A assignment

      Mets pitcher John Lannan has accepted his assignment and will report to Triple-A Las Vegas, the team announced Saturday. Lannan made five appearances with the Mets before being designated for assignment, going 1-0 but allowing seven earned runs and three home runs in four innings.

    • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

      Mets recall Daisuke Matsuzaka after demoting John Lannan

      The Mets announced Wednesday they demoted reliever John Lannan to Triple-A Las Vegas. The team recalled pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka, who failed to land a spot in the team's rotation in spring training, from Las Vegas to take Lannan's roster spot. Matsuzaka will work out of the team's bullpen, but he could be a backup option in case Jenrry Mejia (finger) misses his next start.

    • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

      John Lannan set to break camp with Mets

      The Mets have signed veteran right-hander John Lannan to their 40-man roster. It appears he has landed a spot in their bullpen. Lannan has regressed since a strong 2011 season with Washington in which he compiled a 10-13 record and 3.70 ERA. He bottomed out in Philadelphia last season with a 3-6 record and 5.33 ERA in 14 starts.

    • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

      Report: Daisuke Matsuzaka likely to be Mets' fifth starter

      Mets starting pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka is projected to win the competition for the final spot in the team's rotation over John Lannan and Jenrry Mejia, according to ESPN. It appears Mejia is headed to Triple-A Las Vegas to begin the season, while Lannan might end up in the team's bullpen.

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