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Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Brad Keller throws during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Detroit Tigers on Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Royals reach 1-year deals with Keller, Mondesi to avoid arb

Jan. 15, 2021 10:22 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals agreed to one-year contracts Friday with right-hander Brad Keller and infielder Adalberto Mondesi and have no further players eligible for salary arbitration. Keller's deal is for $3.35 million and Mondesi's is for $2,525,000. Keller missed the first part of...

Reliever Greg Holland stays with Royals, $2.75M for 1 year

Dec. 15, 2020 3:31 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Free agent reliever Greg Holland stayed with the Kansas City Royals on Monday, signing a one-year contact for $2.75 million. The 35-year-old Holland was 3-0 with six saves and a 1.91 ERA this season for Kansas City. He made 28 appearances, pitching 28 1-3 innings. The right-hander...

FILE- In this Sept. 29, 2020, file photo, Cleveland Indians' Carlos Santana exits the batting cage before Game 1 of an American League wild-card baseball series against the New York Yankees in Cleveland. The Cleveland Indians have declined contract options on Brad Hand and first baseman Carlos Santana for next season, decisions that will initially cut $27 million from the team's payroll.  (AP Photo/David Dermer, File)

Royals, 1B Carlos Santana agree to $17.5M,. 2-year deal

Dec. 8, 2020 11:25 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals and first baseman Carlos Santana have agreed to a $17.5 million, two-year contract that plugs one of their biggest offensive holes while providing some clubhouse leadership for a rebuilding club. The 34-year-old Santana was an All-Star two years ago in...

FILE - Dick Kaegel, editor of the Sporting News, is shown during a press conference in St. Louis, in this Jan. 25, 1982, file photo. Kaegel, who covered the St. Louis Cardinals and Kansas City Royals and edited The Sporting News during a career of more than 53 years, has won the Hall of Fame’s J.G. Taylor Spink Award for meritorious contributions to baseball writing. He will be honored during induction weekend from July 23-26 in Cooperstown, New York. (AP Photo/Fred Waters)

Dick Kaegel wins Spink Award for baseball writing

Dec. 8, 2020 5:04 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Dick Kaegel, who covered the St. Louis Cardinals and Kansas City Royals and edited The Sporting News during a career of more than 53 years, has won the Hall of Fame’s J.G. Taylor Spink Award for meritorious contributions to baseball writing. He will be honored during induction...

Oakland Athletics' Mike Minor pitches against the Seattle Mariners' during the fifth inning of the first baseball game of a doubleheader in Oakland, Calif., Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Jed Jacobsohn)

Royals sign lefty starter Mike Minor to 2 year, $18M deal

Dec. 2, 2020 11:32 AM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Left-hander Mike Minor and the Kansas City Royals have finalized an $18 million, two-year deal, reuniting the 32-year-old starter with the club that helped him revive his career. Kansas City announced the signing Monday, bringing in the 2019 All-Star to boost a rotation that leaned...

Royals agree with Minor, sign Taylor to $1.75M, 1-year deal

Nov. 30, 2020 3:20 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Royals agreed to a two-year deal with pitcher Mike Minor and finalized a $1.75 million, one-year contract with outfielder Michael Taylor as they work to piece together a roster. The deal with the 32-year-old Minor was reached late Sunday and requires him to pass a physical...