Crow agrees to $1.28M deal with Royals, 20 pct cut

Pitcher Aaron Crow, a 2011 All-Star for the Kansas City Royals,

has agreed to a $1.28 million, one-year contract that represents

the maximum 20 percent cut.

Crow, who went to Washburn Rural High School in Topeka, was the

12th overall pick in the 2009 amateur draft. He agreed that

September to a $3 million, three-year contract that included a $1.5

million signing bonus and a major league salary of $1.1 million in


He was 3-1 with a 3.48 ERA in 72 relief appearances last season,

a year after he made the AL All-Star team as a rookie.

Kansas City also agreed Saturday to one-year deals with

right-handers Luis Mendoza ($532,000), Louis Coleman ($511,000) and

Guillermo Moscoso ($504,250), and left-hander Francisley Bueno