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ROYALS AGREE TO TERMS WITH PITCHERS HOCHEVAR, PAULINO AND SANCHEZ ON ONE-YEAR CONTRACTS FOR 2012
KANSAS CITY, MO (January 17, 2012) — The Kansas City Royals announced today that the club has agreed to terms on one-year Major League contracts with right-handed pitchers Luke Hochevar and Felipe Paulino, and left-handed pitcher Jonathan Sanchez for the 2012 season, avoiding arbitration with all three. Consistent with club policy, terms of the contracts were not disclosed. Outfielder Alex Gordon is the Royals lone remaining arbitration-eligible player.
The 28-year-old Hochevar compiled an 11-11 record with a 4.68 ERA in 31 starts in 2011. He set career bests in wins, starts, innings (198.0), strikeouts (128) and quality starts (16). The Royals Opening Day starter last season was 6-3 with a 3.52 ERA in 12 starts following the All-Star break, holding opponents to a .222 average which ranked sixth in the American League among starters. The first-overall selection in the 2006 June Free Age...
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KANSAS CITY, MO The Kansas City Royals announced tonight that the club has agreed to terms on a one-year Major League contract with infielder Chris Getz for the 2012 season, avoiding arbitration. Consistent with club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed. The Royals now have five remaining arbitration-eligible players: pitchers Luke Hochevar, Felipe Paulino and Jonathan...
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Another home game, another loss for the Reading Royals as their dropped their 10th in regulation and 13th overall in front of their fans at the Sovereign Center with a 4-3 loss to the South Carolina Stringrays in Monday’s matinee game. The Royals had a lead three separate times, but failed to hold onto it each time.
Karel St. Laurent received the start in net for the second...
The Kansas City Royals avoided arbitration with Brayan Pena, signing the catcher to a one-year contract Monday.
The Kansas City Royals have agreed to terms with Luke Hochevar, Jonathan Sanchez and Felipe Paulino on one-year contracts for 2012, avoiding arbitration with all three players.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Kansas City Royals owner David Glass says small-market franchises must do whatever it takes to lock up young talent long term, even if it's a sometimes risky proposition.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Catcher Brayan Pena and the Kansas City Royals avoided arbitration Monday by agreeing to a $835,000, one-year contract.
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