Jeremy Guthrie


2013 record: 86-76, 3rd place in AL Central
Manager: Ned Yost, 5th season
Estimated 2014 payroll: $90 million


KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The last couple years, every time that Royals manager Ned Yost would stop to buy a cup of coffee, he would tell the barista his name was Frank.


Chase Hughes here for the final game of the Nationals vs. Rockies series and the final game before the All-Star Break.


For Nationals starter Gio Gonzalez, a native of Hialeah, Florida, triple-digit heat and humidity is just part of the game of baseball.