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Eric Hosmer, Royals agree to $13.9 million, 2-year contract »

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – First baseman Eric Hosmer and the Kansas City Royals avoided arbitration by agreeing to a $13.9 million, two-year contract. Hosmer gets $5.65 million this year under Wednesday’s agreement and $8.25 million in 2016. The 25-year-old hit .270 for the AL champions with 35 doubles, nine homers and 58 RBIs. He […]

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Closer Greg Holland, Royals agree to $8.25 million deal »

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) – The Kansas City Royals and closer Greg Holland avoided salary arbitration when they agreed to an $8.25 million, one-year contract before their hearing. Under the terms of Friday’s agreement, Holland will receive a $100,000 assignment bonus if he’s traded. The 29-year-old right-hander was 1-3 with a 1.44 ERA for the […]

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Royals, Herrera agree to $4.15M, 2-year contract »

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By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – The Royals and reliever Kelvin Herrera have agreed on a $4.15 million, two-year deal that avoids arbitration, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday because the deal will not be completed until Herrera […]

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Royals avoid salary arbitration with pitcher Danny Duffy »

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Kansas City Royals Media Relations KANSAS CITY, MO — The Kansas City Royals announced today that the club has come to terms with left-handed pitcher Danny Duffy for the 2015 season, avoiding arbitration.  Consistent with club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed. Duffy, 26, had an outstanding 2014 season, ranking fifth in the […]

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Royals come to terms on one-year deal with Lorenzo Cain »

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) – Postseason star Lorenzo Cain and the Kansas City Royals have agreed to a one-year contract for $2,725,000, just ahead of what would have been Major League Baseball’s first salary arbitration hearing this year. Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas also settled Tuesday, agreeing to a one-year contract for $2.64 million. Cain […]

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Moustakas, Royals agree to $2.64 million deal »

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Third baseman Mike Moustakas and the Kansas City Royals have agreed to a $2.64 million, one-year contract, avoiding arbitration. Moustakas would earn a $10,000 bonus under Tuesday’s deal if he has 550 or more plate appearances. The 26-year-old hit .212 with 21 doubles and 54 RBIs last year, when he […]

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Royals, Dyson agree at $1,225,000 and avoid arbitration »

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – The Royals and outfielder Jarrod Dyson have avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year contract for $1,225,000. Dyson, who is expected to be the Royals’ fourth outfielder, can also make $25,000 for reaching 350 plate appearances and $50,000 if he’s chosen for the All-Star game. Dyson earned $530,000 last season, […]

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Royals relievers Coleman, Collins to avoid arbitration »

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Relief pitchers Louis Coleman and Tim Collins agreed to one-year contracts with the Kansas City Royals on Friday, allowing both of them to avoid arbitration. Collins agreed at $1,475,000 and Coleman at $725,000. The 25-year-old Collins, a left-hander, had a 3.86 ERA in 22 appearances with the Royals and earned […]

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Royals give manager Ned Yost extension through 2016 season »

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By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – The AL champion Royals and Ned Yost have agreed on a one-year contract extension that will keep the manager with the franchise through the 2016 season. Yost said after leading the Royals to an improbable pennant last season that he hoped to manage a […]

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Royals sign veteran Madson to minor league deal »

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – The Royals have signed veteran right-hander Ryan Madson to a minor league contract that includes an invitation to spring training. The 34-year-old Madson hasn’t pitched in the big leagues since 2011, when he was 4-2 with a 2.37 ERA and 29 saves for the Phillies. He signed a one-year deal […]

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Royals announce deal with right-hander Volquez »

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – The Royals have announced the signing of right-hander Edinson Volquez to a $20 million, two-year contract that includes a mutual option for the 2017 season. Volquez will make $7.5 million in 2015 and $9.5 million in 2016 under the deal announced Monday. His option year is worth $10 million with […]

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Royals sign Medlin to two-year deal with option »

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Kansas City Royals KANSAS CITY, MO – The Kansas City Royals announced today that the club has signed free-agent right-handed pitcher Kris Medlen to a two-year contract with a mutual option for the 2017 season. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.  The Royals will announce a corresponding roster move later today. Medlen, […]

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Rios, Royals agree to $11 million deal »

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By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – A person with knowledge of the negotiations says outfielder Alex Rios and the Kansas City Royals have agreed to an $11 million, one-year contract. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Monday because the deal was subject to Rios passing a physical. Rios will […]

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