Jeremy Guthrie not on Royals' roster for Houston series

Kansas City Royals pitcher Jeremy Guthrie is not on the Royals' ALDS roster.

What It Means:

This is not surprising, although Guthrie did make two starts in last year's World Series. The Royals and Houston Astros kick off their ALDS series Thursday night with Game 1 in Kansas City.

The veteran right-hander registered a rough 5.62 FIP and 1.55 WHIP across 148 1/3 innings during the 2015 regular season. Kris Medlen and Chris Young both made the ALDS roster over him.