Royals release veteran left-hander Sherrill

Royals release veteran left-hander Sherrill

MINNEAPOLIS -- Left-hander George Sherrill, a longtime Major Leaguer, was released on Friday by the Royals' Triple-A Omaha club.

Sherrill, who was recovering from Tommy John surgery on May 4, 2012, has played with Seattle, Baltimore, the Los Angeles Dodgers and Atlanta in a nine-year big league career. He appeared as a reliever in 442 games with 56 saves, a 19-17 record and a 3.77 ERA.

For Omaha, Sherrill pitched in 21 games with a 6.23 ERA and one loss in 21 2/3 innings.

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