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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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Morales, Royals reach $17M, 2-year deal »

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By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer SAN DIEGO (AP) – A person familiar with the negotiations says slugger Kendrys Morales and the Kansas City Royals have agreed to a $17 million, two-year contract. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday because the agreement with the AL champions was subject to him passing a physical. […]

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Royals, Hochevar agree to 2-year deal »

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Right-hander Luke Hochevar and the Kansas City Royals have agreed to a $10 million, two-year deal, a person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press. Hochevar will make $4.5 million this season and $5.5 million for the 2016 season, the person said Wednesday, speaking on condition of anonymity because […]

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Billy Butler and A’s reach 3-year deal »

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By JANIE McCAULEY AP Baseball Writer OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – A person with knowledge of the negotiations says free agent designated hitter Billy Butler and the Oakland Athletics have agreed to a $30 million, three-year contract. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Tuesday night because the A’s had not announced the deal, their typical […]

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Royals Cain, Gordon earn Wilson Defensive Player of the Honors »

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Kansas City Royals KANSAS CITY, MO  – Kansas City Royals outfielders Lorenzo Cain and Alex Gordon have received Defensive Player of the Year honors by Wilson Sporting Goods, which were announced tonight on as part of a one-hour special on MLB Network. Cain was also honored last year with a Defensive Player of the Year […]

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Three Royals honored with Rawlings Gold Gloves for second straight season »

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Kansas City Royals KANSAS CITY, MO – Rawlings Sporting Goods Company, Inc., and ESPN2 announced tonight that  three Kansas City Royals ­– left fielder Alex Gordon, first baseman Eric Hosmer and catcher Salvador Perez – have won American League Rawlings Gold Glove Awards for the second-straight season.  The three Rawlings Gold Glove winners are tied […]

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Royals extend qualifying offer to Shields »

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – The Royals extended a $15.3 million qualifying offer Monday to right-hander James Shields, which assures Kansas City of draft pick compensation if its staff ace signs a major league contract with another team before June 8. Shields has until Nov. 10 to accept, and it is expected he will not. […]

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