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FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2018, file photo, Kansas City Royals owner David Glass reacts as he watches batting practice before the team's baseball game against the Chicago Cubs at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. Former Walmart Inc. chief executive Glass, who owned the Royals for nearly two decades before selling the franchise last fall, died last week of complications form pneumonia. He was 84. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley, File)

Former Walmart exec, Royals owner David Glass dies at 84

Jan. 17, 2020 10:43 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Former Walmart Inc. chief executive David Glass, who owned the Kansas City Royals for nearly two decades before selling the franchise last fall, died last week of complications from pneumonia. He was 84. The Glass family said the businessman died Jan. 9. He had been dealing with...

Royals agree with OF Soler on $7.3M million deal for 2020

Jan. 10, 2020 6:02 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Royals and slugging outfielder Jorge Soler agreed to a $7.3 million contract for next season, allowing the sides to avoid salary arbitration Friday and keep things amicable between them as they explore a long-term deal. The contract includes a $50,000 bonus for making the...

Royals'Franco could boost salary to $4 million with bonuses

Jan. 7, 2020 2:10 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Royals third baseman Maikel Franco would boost his salary to a $4 million if he has 625 plate appearances. Franco and Kansas City agreed Dec. 27 to a $2.95 million, one-year contract with $1.05 million in performance bonuses. He would get $75,000 each for 300, 325, 350, 375, 400 and...

Twins sign pitchers Homer Bailey, Rich Hill to 1-year deals

Dec. 31, 2019 1:27 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have signed pitchers Homer Bailey and Rich Hill to one-year contracts. Bailey, a 33-year-old right-hander, made 31 starts between the Kansas City Royals and Oakland Athletics last season. He was a combined 13-9 with a 4.57 ERA. He started 18 games for Kansas City...

Royals sign 3B Franco to $2.95 million contract

Dec. 27, 2019 4:04 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals signed third baseman Maikel Franco to a $2.95 million contract Friday to be their everyday third baseman next season. The deal, which was agreed to earlier this week, includes up to $1.05 million in incentives. The 27-year-old Franco hit .234 with 17 homers...

Royals get pitcher Adams from Yankees for infielder Perez

Dec. 23, 2019 3:07 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Royals acquired right-hander Chance Adams from the New York Yankees for infielder Christian Perez on Monday. The 25-year-old Adams spent last season with the Yankees and Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, going 1-1 with a save and an 8.53 ERA for New York. The Royals hope he can...

Jesse Hahn returns to Royals for $600,000, 1-year contract

Dec. 13, 2019 7:06 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Right-hander Jesse Hahn returned to the Kansas City Royals just 11 days after he was let go, agreeing Friday to a $600,000, one-year contract. The 30-year-old right-hander can earn an additional $200,000 in bonuses based on days on the active roster: $25,000 each for 1, 35 and each...

Royals sign former All-Star Rosenthal to minor league deal

Dec. 7, 2019 11:18 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals signed former All-Star reliever Trevor Rosenthal to a minor league contract that calls for a $2 million salary in the major leagues and an invitation to big league spring training. Rosenthal could earn up to $2.25 million in bonuses while on the major league...

FILE - In this May 24, 2019, file photo, Milwaukee Brewers' Mike Moustakas hits an RBI-double during the first inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, in Milwaukee. The Cincinnati Reds announced signing Moustakas to a four year $64-million contract, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash, File)

Reds, Moustakas complete $64 million, 4-year deal

Dec. 5, 2019 9:21 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — Mike Moustakas watched the Reds from the visiting dugout and saw a team on the rise. He decided to become a key part in the franchise's attempt to become a winner again. The All-Star infielder completed a $64 million, four-year contract with Cincinnati on Thursday, the biggest free agent...

Lefty reliever Diekman receives two-year deal from Athletics

Dec. 3, 2019 8:36 PM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Left-handed reliever Jake Diekman agreed to a $7.5 million, two-year contract to return to the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday after joining the club in a trade from Kansas City before last July’s deadline. Diekman’s deal includes a $4 million team option for the 2022...