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Fox Sports Kansas City:
KANSAS CITY, MO The Kansas City Royals announced today that the club has signed utility infielder Yuniesky Betancourt to a one-year Major League contract for 2012. Consistent with club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. With the signing, the Royals 40-man roster stands at 39.
We have been looking for a utility infielder who could play short, third and second base and we feel Yuni is a great fit, said Royals General Manager Dayton Moore. He brings a right-handed bat with some power and is a guy we know fits in well in the clubhouse.
Betancourt, 29, was the starting shortstop for the National League Central Champion Milwaukee Brewers in 2011. The 5-foot-11, 204-pounder hit .252 with 27 doubles, three triples, 13 home runs, 68 RBI and 51 runs scored during the regular season for the Brewers; then batted .310 with three doubles, a triple, a home run and six RBI in 11 postseason games as Milwaukee advanced to the NLCS before losing to the St. Louis Cardinals in six games.
Betancourt hit .253 with 20 home runs and 105 RBI in 222 games for the Royals in 2009 and 2010 after being acquired in a trade from the Seattle Mariners on July 10, 2009. Kansas City then traded him and pitcher Zack Greinke to Milwaukee on December 19, 2010 in exchange for shortstop Alcides Escobar, outfielder Lorenzo Cain and pitchers Jeremy Jeffress and Jake Odorizzi. Betancourt is a career .268 hitter with 189 doubles, 60 home runs and 375 RBI in seven seasons for the Mariners (2005-09), Royals (2009-10) and Brewers (2011). Born in Santa Clara, Cuba, he now resides in Miami, Fla.
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Yuniesky Betancourt is back with the Kansas City Royals after agreeing to a one-year contract.
The deal was announced Tuesday.
Betancourt, who played for the Royals from 2009-10, started at shortstop for the NL Central champion Milwaukee Brewers last season, batting .252 with 13 homers and 68 RBIs. Kansas City has Alcides Escobar at shortstop, so Betancourt will provide versatility...
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As you may have seen yesterday, the Royals signed shortstop Yuniesky Betancourt, a move that was roundly mocked by, well, everyone. To be fair to the Royals, whoever ended up signing Yuni was going to be ridiculed, he is just one of those players that "informed" fans have come to loathe since he brings almost nothing to the table, yet keeps getting starting jobs in the...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Yuniesky Betancourt is back with the Kansas City Royals after agreeing to a one-year contract.
The deal was announced Tuesday.
Betancourt, who played for the Royals from 2009-10, started at shortstop for the NL Central champion Milwaukee Brewers last season, batting .252 with 13 homers and 68 RBIs.
Kansas City has Alcides Escobar at shortstop, so Betancourt...
The Kansas City Royals have announced that they signed Yuniesky Betancourt to a one-year, Major Leageu contract. Rustin Dodd of the Kansas City Star adds that Betancourt's base salary will be $2 million with an additional $500,000 in incentives based on playing time.
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The Royals and utility infielder Yuniesky Betancourt have reunited with a one-year contract. Betancourt played in Kansas City from 2009-10.
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The Royals announced that they signed Yuniesky Betancourt to a one-year, Major League contract. The Royals' 40-man roster includes 39 players with the addition of Betancourt, who was traded to Milwaukee from Kansas City in last offseason's Zack Greinke trade.
“We have been looking for a utility infielder who could play short, third and second base and we feel Yuni...
The Royals' offseason search for a veteran utility infielder is over. And it won't take long for the club to become acquainted with its latest addition. The Royals reacquired veteran shortstop Yuniesky Betancourt on Tuesday, a move designed to fill one of their remaining offseason needs.
The Kansas City Royals signed infielder Yuniesky Betancourt to a one-year contract on Tuesday.
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Sam Mellinger examines Royals fans' strong feelings toward Yuniesky Betancourt, saying the outrage is entirely predictable and mostly understandable. Even if it's also misguided.