Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 12/21/11

The Kansas City Royals signed left-handed reliever Jose Mijares to a one-year contract Wednesday.

The deal is worth $925,000 for Mijares, who has spent the past four seasons with the Minnesota Twins.

The Royals plan to use Mijares as a situational lefty out of the bullpen.

The 27-year-old Mijares was 0-2 with a 4.59 ERA in 58 appearances last season. His batting average against has risen in each season, with a high of .275 in 2011.

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