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Chris Young (baseball, pitcher)

Guthrie out of Royals starting rotation; Medlen to pitch Monday

BOSTON After weeks of ineffective performances, Jeremy Guthrie has been removed from the Royals rotation. Kris Medlen will replace him on Monday evening against the Orioles in Kansas City, and Medlen will remain a starter for the foreseeable future, manager Ned Yost said. Yost framed the decision as an opportunity for Medlen, who missed 2014 after undergoing his second Tommy John surgery, and not a referendum on Guthrie, who has posted a 5.65 ERA this season. After Johnny Cueto and Edinson Volquez, the Royals are undecided on the other two members of their playoff rotation. "We want to find out what we have," Yost said before Friday's game against the Red Sox. "We...

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