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FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2019, file photo, Minnesota Twins' Miguel Sano rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run against the New York Yankees during the sixth inning of Game 1 of an American League Division Series baseball game in New York. The Twins enter spring training emboldened by their 101-win season in 2019. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

AL Central teams at the start of spring training

Feb. 7, 2020 1:42 PM EST

A team-by-team look at the American League Central entering spring training, including key players each club acquired and lost, and dates of the first workout for pitchers and catchers, and the full squad: ___ Minnesota Twins Manager: Rocco Baldelli (second season). 2019: 101-61, first place, lost to Yankees in...

FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2019, file photo, Kansas City Royals' Alex Gordon follows through on a swing during the third inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles in Baltimore. Alex Gordon has agreed to consent to a trade by the Kansas City Royals starting June 16, an unusual provision in the outfielder's new $4 million, one-year contract. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

New-look Royals head to spring with fresh outlook on growth

Feb. 6, 2020 12:50 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The biggest changes to the Kansas City Royals since the end of last season happened far away from the field. Now, the new-look organization wants to see some change on the field. After the Royals were sold by to Kansas City businessman John Sherman, and Mike Matheny was hired to...

Royals sign veteran OF Alex Gordon to $4M contract for 2020

Jan. 22, 2020 2:12 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals signed outfielder Alex Gordon to a $4 million contract for next season, giving the rebuilding club a veteran presence in what is expected to be a young lineup under new manager Mike Matheny. The Royals designated right-hander Heath Fillmyer for assignment...

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...

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...