The Royals may be jumping into free agency in the next few weeks. Former Cardinals pitcher Jason Isringhausen told KFNS 590 AM in St. Louis that the Royals were among a number of teams expressing interest in him. Other interested teams include Cardinals, Yankees and Rays as well as the Reds. He's throwing for the Reds on Tuesday.
Isringhausen, 37, could be an interesting possibility. He definitely falls under the high risk, high reward category. He's older and is coming off of Tommy John surgery a year ago so that's a major concern. However, he's been throwing from the mound a few times a week and relief pitchers generally come back sooner than the 12-18 month diagnosis generally given to those coming off that type of surgery.
He said he would needs a few weeks in the minor leagues before being ready.