Welcome to Appy Astros, a blog dedicated to following current & former Greeneville Astros, the Appalachian League affiliate of the Houston Astros. Here you will find reports on current G-Stros, updates on the development of former G-Stros and occasionally an update on what has happened to the guys who have hung up their spikes.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Gutierrez Coming Back Strong From Surgery

The Kansas City Star had a nice feature up this weekend about former Greeneville Astro J.C. Gutierrez (2004).  Gutierrez had to battle for the final spot in spring training with the Royals and won it in part due to the fact that he was out of options.  He also had been pitching very well.

“Inventory plays into it,” manager Ned Yost admitted, “but Gutierrez showed us what we can be. He’s a strike-throwing machine — a really good breaking ball and a 95 mile-an-hour fastball.”
Gutierrez pitched two scoreless outings to start the season before running into a rough patch on Sunday, when he surrendered a three run homer to Jimmy Rollins.

He won't be a free agent until 2016 so he could be a solid bullpen option for the Royals for the next few years.

Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/2013/04/06/4166011/jc-gutierrez-looking-like-another.html#storylink=cpy

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