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St. Louis Cardinal starting pitcher Jeff Suppan throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Thursday, Sept. 23, 2010. (AP Photo/John Heller) By John Heller St. Louis Cardinal starting pitcher Jeff Suppan throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Thursday, Sept. 23, 2010. (AP Photo/John Heller) By John Heller
St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Jeff Suppan hits an RBI-single in the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Saturday, July 31, 2010, in St. Louis.(AP Photo/Tom Gannam) By Tom Gannam St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Jeff Suppan hits an RBI-single in the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Saturday, July 31, 2010, in St. Louis.(AP Photo/Tom Gannam) By Tom Gannam
St.Louis Cardinal starting pitcher Jeff Suppan throws against the Pittsburgh Pirates in the first inning of a major league baseball game in Pittsburgh, Thursday, Sept. 23, 2010.  (AP Photo/John Heller) By John Heller St.Louis Cardinal starting pitcher Jeff Suppan throws against the Pittsburgh Pirates in the first inning of a major league baseball game in Pittsburgh, Thursday, Sept. 23, 2010. (AP Photo/John Heller) By John Heller
St. Louis Cardinals starter Jeff Suppan pitches in the first inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010 in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam) By Tom Gannam St. Louis Cardinals starter Jeff Suppan pitches in the first inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010 in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam) By Tom Gannam
St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Jeff Suppan throws against the Colorado Rockies in the first inning in a baseball game Sunday Oct. 3, 2010, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Bill Boyce) By Bill Boyce St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Jeff Suppan throws against the Colorado Rockies in the first inning in a baseball game Sunday Oct. 3, 2010, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Bill Boyce) By Bill Boyce

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Jeff Suppan, a 16-year major league veteran who was Kansas City's best pitcher 10 years ago, has signed a minor league contract with the Royals.

The 36-year-old Suppan will report to Triple-A Omaha. The right-hander has played for Boston, Arizona, Pittsburgh, St. Louis and Milwaukee in addition to the Royals. He's 138-143 with a 4.69 ERA in 442 appearances, including 411 starts.

Suppan was a member of the Royals' rotation from 1998-2002 and the team's top winner from 1999-2001. He was 39-51 with a 4.73 ERA in a Royals uniform and was KC's opening day starter from 2000-02.

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