|Kansas City Royals|
April 10, 1987 |
|Bats: Left||Throws: Left|
|July 17, 2012 for the Kansas City Royals|
(through 2012 season)
|Earned run average||32.40|
Verdugo attended Lake Stevens High School in Lake Stevens, Washington. He was chosen by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 43rd round of the 2005 Major League Baseball Draft, but did not sign. Verdugo then attended Skagit Valley College for two years. He was drafted by the San Francisco Giants in the 47th round of the 2007 Major League Baseball Draft, but again did not sign.
Verdugo transferred to Louisiana State University (LSU) for his junior season, where he played for the LSU Tigers baseball team. Following the 2008 season, he was drafted by the Giants in the 9th round (267th overall) of the 2008 Major League Baseball Draft, and signed.
Kansas City Royals
Following the 2011 season, Verdugo was traded by the Giants to the Kansas City Royals with Jonathan Sánchez for Melky Cabrera. He was added to the Royals 40 man roster on November 18 to protect him from the Rule 5 draft. Verdugo made his major-league debut on July 17, 2012, against the Seattle Mariners. He allowed six runs in 1 2⁄3 innings, including an RBI double to Jesus Montero and a two-run home run to Justin Smoak, and picked up the loss.   The left-hander fared better after being sent down to Triple-A Omaha, posting a season record of 12-4 with a 3.75 era in 24 starts. Verdugo was designated for assignment by the Royals on November 20, 2012 as they cleared room on the 40-man roster ahead of the Rule 5 draft. He was subsequently outrighted to AAA.
Naranjeros de Hermosillo
Ryan played on the Mexican Winter League (Liga Mexicana del Pacífico) for Naranjeros de Hermosillo on the 2013-14 season.
- Royals add Verdugo to 40-man roster