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Royals bring on veteran Brad Penny

Updated: January 16, 2014, 9:55 PM ET
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Royals have signed former All-Star pitcher Brad Penny and veteran reliever Guillermo Mota to minor league contracts that include invitations to spring training.

The team announced the moves Wednesday. Pitchers and catchers report to camp on Feb. 14 in Surprise, Ariz.

The 35-year-old Penny, whose best years came with the Los Angeles Dodgers, is trying to resurrect his career after missing last season to rest his pitching shoulder. Penny was 0-1 with a 6.11 ...

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