The Kansas City Royals and utility outfielder Mitch Maier have agreed to an $865,000, one-year contract that avoided arbitration.
Maier can earn an additional $10,000 for making 100 plate appearances and $50,000 for making his first All-Star game. He had 113 plate appearances last season.
Maier hit .232 and drove in seven runs while appearing in 45 games as the Royals' fourth outfielder last year, when he made $459,000. The former first-round draft pick is a career .253 hitter in 327 games.
The 29-year-old Maier is the longest-tenured player on the club's 40-man roster.