Two struggling pitchers are being swapped for each other, teams hoping the change of scenery will do them both a bit of good.
Left-hander Jonathan Sanchez has struggled for Kansas City after being acquired by the Royals for Melky Cabrera in the off-season. Sanchez posted a 7.76 ERA with a 6.1 K/9 and a 7.4 BB/9 in 53 1/3 innings for KC.
He is averaging less than 4.5 innings per start and is earning $5.6MM.
In contrast, Guthrie is posting a 6.35 ERA with 4.5 K/9 and 3.1 BB/9 this season. He is earning $8.2MM this year.