Mar 7 10:11a
Penny was released by the Royals on Friday, Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com reports.
Penny inked a minor league deal with the Royals in January, which included an invite to major league camp for spring training, in hopes of breaking back into the majors. It seems the 35-year-old failed to impress, however, and this may very well be the end of the line for his playing career. The right-hander's a two-time All-Star, and finished third in the NL Cy Young vote in 2007 by going 16-4 with a 3.03 ERA while with the Dodgers.