Guthrie announced his retirement from professional baseball Monday in an essay posted on The Players' Tribune.
Guthrie's career ended on a sour note -- he gave up 10 runs while failing to escape the first inning in his lone appearance of the season with the Nationals on April 8 -- but it won't put too much of a damper on what was otherwise a decent 13-year run as a mid-rotation and back-end starter in the big leagues. Across stints with the Indians, Orioles, Rockies, Royals and Nationals, Guthrie accrued a 91-109 record and 4.42 ERA over 306 appearances (273 starts). The 38-year-old will likely be most fondly remembered for the three and a half seasons he spent in Kansas City, including winning a World Series in 2015.
Guthrie will most likely never pitch again in the majors, MASN's Mark Zuckerman reports.
After allowing 10 runs and recording only two outs with the Nationals, Guthrie has come to terms with the fact that he will likely never put on a major-league uniform again. Guthrie is not officially retired, but at this point, that's just semantics.
Guthrie has elected to become a free agent, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports.
Guthrie is no stranger to a shaky start here and there, but after getting lit up for 10 earned runs back on April 8, the team designated him for assignment. Rather than go to the minors, Guthrie will take his chances in free agency, though it'd be surprising if he was offered much more than a minor-league deal.
Guthrie was designated for assignment Sunday, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.
Guthrie is coming off the worst outing of his 13-year career, as he allowed 10 earned runs while only recording two outs during Saturday's game against the Phillies. That disastrous start could mark the last major-league start of his career. Matt Albers has been selected to fill Guthrie's spot on the 40-man roster.
Guthrie was recalled from Triple-A Syracuse on Saturday, Dan Kolko of MASN reports.
With the Nationals' probable fifth starter, Joe Ross, not eligible for a call-up until April 12, Guthrie will start in his place for Saturday's game against the Phillies. He likely won't remain on the roster very long, so he doesn't carry much value at all. Michael Taylor was optioned to Triple-A Syracuse in a corresponding move.
Guthrie will start Saturday for the Nationals as expected, Dan Kolko of MASN reports.
Guthrie remains on the Triple-A roster for now, but a roster move will be coming before Saturday's 7:05 PM start time. His spot on the roster is likely to be short-lived. The Nationals can't use Joe Ross for this start because he was optioned fewer than 10 days ago, but unless Guthrie really shuts down Philadelphia on Saturday, Ross will likely be the Nationals' long-term fifth starter.
Guthrie is the likely option to start for the Nationals on Saturday, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports.
Manager Dusty Baker wouldn't confirm it Friday, but Guthrie's minors schedule seems to line up in favor of him getting the call. If this comes to pass, fantasy owners of Phillies hitters may be wise to use them.
Guthrie may be called up for a Saturday start in the Nationals' road series against the Phillies, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.
Joe Ross isn't yet eligible for a call-up because he must stay optioned for 10 days and must wait until April 12. Guthrie, on the other hand, can come up on demand because he's not even on the 40-man roster yet. Most fantasy owners are likely better off using Phillies batters against Guthrie than actually clicking on the veteran right-hander for a start, though.
Guthrie could make a spot start for the Nationals on Sunday against the Phillies, Jorge Castillo of The Washington Post reports.
Joe Ross was originally thought to be in line for that start, but after being optioned to Triple-A Syracuse, the 23-year-old must remain in the minors for at least 10 days. If Guthrie does get the call, his stay in the majors will likely be a brief one, but the Nats could also shuffle their pitching staff to keep the veteran around as a long reliever -- something they don't currently have on their roster.
Guthrie will open the season with Triple-A Syracuse, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.
Guthrie signed with the Nationals as a non-roster invitee this offseason, and despite posting a 2.41 ERA over 18.2 innings, the 37-year-old will open the season in Triple-A and serve as organization pitching depth.
Guthrie tossed 4.1 no-hit innings while walking two and striking out two in Friday's Grapefruit League game against the Cardinals.
The 37-year-old didn't pitch at all in the majors last year, but has had a strong spring, posting a 2.45 ERA and 12:5 K:BB in 14.2 innings. Guthrie may be emerging as the frontrunner for a long-relief role in the Nats' bullpen, but as yet the club hasn't even announced whether it will carry a reliever to fill that role to begin the season, which could leave the veteran looking for work once again.
Guthrie tossed two shutout innings while striking out two in Tuesday's Grapefruit League game against the Astros.
The 37-year-old is trying to resume his career after not pitching in the majors at all last season, and while Guthrie has no shot at winning a spot in a stacked Nats rotation, he could break camp as the long man in the bullpen with a good spring. Tuesday's sharp outing was a step in the right direction.
Guthrie signed a minor league deal with the Nationals on Friday that includes an invite to major league spring training, Jamal Collier of MLB.com reports.
The veteran right-hander spent last season in the minors after he did not crack the Rangers' Opening Day roster. His NRI status, coupled with the Nationals' stellar pitching at the major league level, makes him a bit of a long shot to crack the 25-man out of spring. His starting experience does help his chances, but the Nationals also recently signed 29-year-old Vance Worley, who offers a similar skill set as a spot starter or long reliever.
Guthrie will pitch for the Melbourne Aces in the Australian Baseball League this winter, Jon Morosi of FOX Sports reports.
Guthrie's last major league appearance came with the Royals during their 2015 World Series campaign. He spent the 2016 season with the Marlins' and Padres' Triple-A affiliates, posting a cumulative 7.17 ERA over 86.2 innings. At 37 years old, it's safe to assume that Guthrie's MLB career has likely come to an end.
Guthrie was released by the Marlins on Monday, Tim Grubbs of Cox Sports reports.
Guthrie was attempting his second major league comeback this season after being released by the Padres in June. In six starts for Triple-A New Orleans, the 37-year-old compiled a 3-3 record and an 8.44 ERA. It remains to be seen whether another team will take a chance on Guthrie as the season enters its homestretch.
Guthrie signed a minor league deal with the Marlins on Monday and will report to Triple-A, Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports.
The 37-year-old opted out of his deal with the Padres earlier this month, and he'll now join the Marlins in hopes of reinvigorating his career. Guthrie made 30 appearances, including 24 starts, for the Royals last season but struggled in 11 Triple-A appearances for San Diego, amassing a 6.60 ERA and 1.57 WHIP across 60 innings. Expectations will be low in Miami, but if Guthrie is able to string together a few solid starts at Triple-A, he could work his way into a spot start or two at the major league level.
Guthrie plans to opt out of his Triple-A contract with the Padres to become a free agent, Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reports.
The 37-year-old owns a very poor 6.60 ERA and 1.57 WHIP through 11 starts at the Triple-A level this season. This opt out could provide the change of scenery necessary to get his season back on track, but his days as an effective major league starter could be over.
Guthrie signed a minor league deal with the Padres on Friday, Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reports.
The 36-year-old went 8-8 with a disappointing 5.95 ERA with the Royals in 2015. His 5.14 ERA in spring training was likely a reason the Rangers released him, and he will look to start fresh with the Padres heading into the season. It is possible Guthrie could push for the fifth spot in the rotation or simply serve as organizational depth, depending on how he performs.
Guthrie was granted his release from the Rangers on Monday, John Blake of the Texas Rangers reports.
Guthrie was in the mix for the fifth starter spot until Yu Darvish's expected return in May, but the Rangers have decided to go elsewhere for that position. Guthrie has a lot of major league experience, which could help him land on another major league roster, although the back issues he's been having this spring could also deter some teams. With the veteran out of the fold, AJ Griffin and Nick Martinez are the two remaining competitors for the final rotation spot.
Guthrie (back) pitched two scoreless innings in his spring debut Tuesday.
A healthy Guthrie is expected to compete for the fifth spot in the Texas rotation until Yu Darvish's expected return in mid-May.
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