Hosmer's magic October shines light on what needs to happen next
MAR 2, 10:58a ET | Matthew DeFranks
Rotowire: Feb 18 / 3:09p ET
News: Hosmer has agreed to a two-year, $13.9 million dollar deal with the Royals, avoiding arbitration, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.
Impact: The Royals will avoid arbitration with Hosmer this year and next but he'll be due up again in 2017, his final year before free agency.
StatsLLC: Feb 18 / 12:00a ET
News: Hosmer and the Kansas City Royals avoided arbitration by agreeing to a $13.9 million, two-year contract.
Impact: Hosmer gets $5.65 million this year under Wednesday's agreement and $8.25 million in 2016. The 25-year-old hit .270 for the AL champions with 35 doubles, nine homers and 58 RBIs. He won his second straight Gold Glove. He made $3.6 million last year and had asked for $6.7 million when the sides exchanged proposed arbitration salaries last month. The Royals had offered $4.6 million.