Troncoso signs Minor League deal with Royals

Troncoso signs Minor League deal with Royals

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Right-hander Ramon Troncoso has signed a Minor League contract with the Royals, the club announced on Friday.

Troncoso, 31, pitched for the White Sox last season with a 1-4 record and 4.50 ERA in 29 relief appearances. He was on the disabled list from Aug. 17 to Sept. 6 with inflammation of the lining around his heart but returned to pitch in four games including two scoreless innings against the Royals.

He pitched from 2008-11 for the Dodgers, going 8-8 with a 3.92 ERA in a total 175 games. In 2009, Troncoso made 73 appearances with a 5-4 record, six saves and a 2.72 ERA. In the postseason, he pitched three scoreless innings against the Phillies in the National League Championship Series.

Troncoso will report to the Minor League training camp.

Dick Kaegel is a reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.