Kansas City Royals Sign Australian Pitcher Steve Kent

An Aussie is getting a second chance at his Major League dreams as Steve Kent just signed a minor league contract with the Kansas City Royals. Kent first started his career in the Atlanta Braves organization back in 2006, so perhaps there was some short overlap with Royals GM Dayton Moore, who came to the Royals that summer.

"He returned to Canberra with the intention of getting himself another opportunity and immediately began producing eye catching performances," notes the Australian Baseball Digest. "He is 5-1 with an ERA of 2.76 and, more importantly, is second to Sydney’s Dae-Sun Koo in saves with six. Obviously the Royals have been impressed with his Cavalry appearances and he will report to their Spring Training in March."

"I’m really excited about this opportunity," Kent said. "When I got released I dedicated myself to working hard, pitching hard, and hoping for another shot. I am grateful to the Kansas City Royals organization for giving me this opportunity and grateful that the Cavalry organisation is here in Canberra so I could be seen and given this shot."

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