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Royals sign Matt Harvey to minor league deal

July 28, 2020 GMT
FILE - In this May 23, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Matt Harvey throws to the Minnesota Twins during the first inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif.  The Kansas City Royals signed former All-Star Matt Harvey to a minor league contract, the team announced Tuesday, July 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
FILE - In this May 23, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Matt Harvey throws to the Minnesota Twins during the first inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif. The Kansas City Royals signed former All-Star Matt Harvey to a minor league contract, the team announced Tuesday, July 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
FILE - In this May 23, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Matt Harvey throws to the Minnesota Twins during the first inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif. The Kansas City Royals signed former All-Star Matt Harvey to a minor league contract, the team announced Tuesday, July 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals signed former All-Star Matt Harvey to a minor league contract.

The Royals announced the move before Tuesday night’s game at Detroit. The 31-year-old Harvey has struggled to recapture the form that made him a key member of the New York Mets when they faced Kansas City in the 2015 World Series.

Harvey went 3-5 with a 7.09 ERA in 12 starts for the Los Angeles Angels last year. The right-hander made 28 starts the previous season for the Mets and Cincinnati Reds.

Harvey was an All-Star in 2013 and helped the Mets to the World Series two years later after returning from Tommy John surgery. He hasn’t had a winning season since and has struggled to stay healthy.

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