KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Jake Odorizzi made only two starts for the Kansas City Royals, pitching a total of 7 1/3 innings in 2012.
Odorizzi, who starts Sunday for the Minnesota Twins against the Royals, however, is forever linked to the club going to back-to-back World Series in 2014-15.
The Royals acquired Odorizzi from the Milwaukee Brewers in a December 2010 trade involving Zack Greinke. The Royals also acquired Alcides Escobar and Lorenzo Cain in that trade, key starters on the 2015 World Series champion team.